Ale-8-One to release an Orange Cream flavored soda in May

After teasing customers with the possibility of a new flavored soda, Ale-8-One revealed that its Orange Cream soda is coming soon.

In a social media post April 1, the Winchester-based soda company posted a picture of the new Orange Cream bottle with the caption, “I spy with my little eye, something that is orange. #AprilFoolsOrNot.” It turns out Ale-8-One was not fooling and will be releasing its new flavored soda in early May.

Ale-8-One said Tuesday that fountain pop-ups would be coming soon.

It’s the latest in a series of additions for Ale-8-One. Last year, after 92 years of selling just its one flavor, the Cherry Ale-8-One was released, and it has remained in stores since April 2018. The cherry soda was quickly selling out of stores, the great-great-nephew of the company founder said last year.

Mini bottles of the original flavor were also released last spring, selling for $3.99 for a six-pack.

In February, Ale-8-One announced a $19.4 million expansion, which also led to the addition of dozens of employees.

Founded in 1902 by G.L. Wainscott, the company is owned and operated by the founding family.

Mike Stunson covers breaking news and real-time news for the Lexington Herald-Leader and He is a 2011 Western Kentucky University graduate who has previously worked at the Paducah Sun and Madisonville Messenger as a sports reporter.