Lipton is the latest soft drink to be turned into a hard iced tea | NBWA: America's Beer and Beverage Distributors

Buffalo-based brewer FIFCO USA — which produces brands like Labatt, Genesee, Pyramid, Magic Hat and Seagram's Escapes flavored malt beverages — announced they'd reached a deal with the Pepsi-owned brand Lipton to produce Lipton Hard Iced Tea. With plans to launch as soon as the first half of next year, FIFCO USA says they've licensed the name to develop, manufacture and market a line of products that will then be sold through the Blue Cloud Distribution network.