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Has White Claw Released a New Hard Seltzer With More Booze in It?

"We know some consumers are looking for a higher alcohol option from White Claw," a company spokesperson said, "that's what White Claw Hard Seltzer Surge delivers."

Published Apr 25, 2021

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Claim:
White Claw's new hard seltzer line "Surge" will contain 8% ABV as opposed to the 5% ABV of their previous drinks.

On April 15, 2021, boozy seltzer company White Claw announced the launch of a new line of hard seltzer drinks named White Claw Surge. These new drinks come in a bigger can and have more alcohol in them compared to previous products:

Higher ABV White Claw® Hard Seltzer Surge hits the market in two flavors: Blood Orange and Cranberry. At 8% alcohol in a 16 oz. can, White Claw® Hard Seltzer Surge is perfect for consumers looking for a higher alcohol option and the delicious fruit flavor profiles they expect from White Claw®.

"We know some consumers are looking for a higher alcohol option from White Claw®, and that's what White Claw® Hard Seltzer Surge delivers," said Shea.

How does this newer and boozier White Claw affect your future? A handy White Claw to White Claw Surge conversion calculation provided by twitter user Vin Fodera may provide some useful guidance:

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Alex Kasprak is an investigative journalist and science writer reporting on scientific misinformation, online fraud, and financial crime.