Minneapolis, MN – Sept. 22, 2023 – Gray Duck Spirits announced today a new product – Spiked Nitro Cold Brew made with Caribou Coffee. The collaboration with fellow Minnesota-based Caribou Coffee marks Gray Duck’s first large-scale partnership with a major brand to create a new product.
“We are thrilled to be collaborating with a notable brand like Caribou Coffee,” said Gray Duck partner and former Viking Chad Greenway. “This is a significant milestone for our young Minnesota business, and we think we’ve created something special with their team. You can taste the commitment to quality you’ve come to expect from both brands in every sip.”
The Spiked Nitro Cold Brew starts with Caribou Coffee’s Cold Press coffee. To enhance its smoothness, it is nitrogenated and infused with a subtle touch of non-dairy creamer and natural vanilla flavor. The beverage has an ABV of 7% from the Gray Duck seltzer base.
“We’re thrilled about this collaboration with Gray Duck that celebrates our shared commitment to innovation,” says Matt Reiter, Caribou Coffee’s Senior Vice President of Product and Procurement. “Caribou Coffee is known for our Cold Press Coffee, and its super smooth and slightly sweet flavor profile makes it the perfect base for Gray Duck’s Spiked Nitro Cold Brew.”
Spiked Nitro Cold Brew can be purchased at liquor stores throughout Minnesota for the initial rollout. The product will be available in four-packs of 12-ounce cans. To locate nearby stores, visit www.grayduckspirits.com. Notably, the Spiked Nitro Cold Brew will not be available at Caribou Coffee locations.
About Gray Duck Spirits
Gray Duck is a Minnesota company that was founded in 2018 by Jerry Schulz, Mark Cotter and Jamie Quesnel, along with former Minnesota Vikings captain Chad Greenway. The company was inspired by an end zone celebration led by former Viking Kyle Rudolph on the biggest stage: national TV. It sparked a nationwide debate on how Minnesotans play Duck, Duck, Gray Duck instead of Duck, Duck, Goose. Since 2018, Gray Duck has donated over $450,000 to area charities from the sales of vodka and seltzers across Minnesota, North and South Dakota and Iowa.
About Caribou Coffee®
Founded in 1992, Caribou Coffee provides high-quality, handcrafted coffee-forward beverages and craveable food options in more than 750 coffeehouses worldwide. Known for a commitment to sustainable practices and making a difference, Caribou Coffee serves 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified coffees and crafts each menu item with the purpose to create day-making experiences. Caribou Coffee is part of Panera Brands with Panera Bread® and Einstein Bros.® Bagels. To learn more, visit CaribouCoffee.com.