Iconic Ralph’s Ices teams up with Staten Island brewery for flavored hard seltzers
Meet Ralph’s Hard Seltzer, a collaboration between Staten Island-born brands, Ralph’s Famous Italian Ices and Flagship Brewing Co.(Flagship Brewing Co.)
There’s some sweet news for local fans of the hard seltzer craze.
Two iconic companies from the forgotten borough have teamed up for an unforgettable new boozy beverage.
Meet Ralph’s Hard Seltzer, a collaboration between Staten Island-born brands, Ralph’s Famous Italian Ices and Flagship Brewing Co.
The new spiked seltzer will come in three flavors — Orange Creamsicle, Lemon, and Watermelon — all inspired by the nearly 100-year-old borough-bred frozen treat chain. They’ll be sold in a variety 12-pack beginning the first week of May.
Ralph’s, which now has dozens of locations across the city, on Long Island and in New Jersey, got its start in Staten Island in 1928. Flagship Brewing launched in 2014 in the borough’s Tompkinsville neighborhood.
“Being able to partner with such an iconic New York brand like Ralph’s has been fantastic,” Jay Sykes, co-founder and president of Flagship Brewery, said in a statement. “Local collaboration is the foundation that Flagship is based on. So, being able to creatively collaborate with another company that has a track record of quality and innovation is great.”
The new brew will be sold at local supermarkets, convenience stores and restaurants. For those avoiding public places in light of the coronavirus pandemic, there are also delivery options. Orders can be placed at flagshipbrewery.nyc, with daily deliveries to Staten Island locations, and to Brooklyn on Tuesdays and Manhattan on Wednesdays.
"We plan on making the seltzer for the whole summer season and possibly make it permanent in the future depending on how it is received,” Sykes told the Daily News.