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  • Breckenridge Distillery, Alexandrea Pangburn partner on new label
    on May 27, 2022 at 16:00

    For the second year, Breckenridge Distillery combines the art of blending whiskey and color in the second edition of the Collectors Art Series, a limited release bottle with local Denver Street artist and muralist Alexandrea Pangburn. 

  • Rowdy Energy, Camielle Kostek partner with new line
    on May 27, 2022 at 14:10

    San Diego-based Rowdy Energy announced that it recently brand partnered with Camielle Kostek, former New England Patriots cheerleader and current host of TBS’ “Wipeout.” 

  • Karma Watermelon Wild Berry
    on May 27, 2022 at 04:00

    Just ahead of summer, Karma Water Culture LLC announced a new flavor to its line of natural, nutrient-enhanced Karma Water: Karma Watermelon Wild Berry. 

  • The conditions and applications impacting utilities in beverage operations
    by (John Peter Koss) on May 27, 2022 at 04:00

    Beverage operations require a myriad of energy support in the form of electricity, natural gas, water and other related categories referred to as utilities. Because utilities are absolute, beverage operators are constantly challenged with availability.

  • Spritz Society launches first variety pack
    on May 26, 2022 at 18:00

    Spritz Society, the canned sparkling cocktail brand founded by Ben Soffer, is answering consumer demands by launching its first-ever variety pack.

  • SLIQ Spirited Ice Whiskey pops
    on May 26, 2022 at 04:00

    SLIQ Spirited Ice announced the launch of its newest variety pack offering: Whiskey. Joining SLIQ’s core product lineup alongside the brand’s Rum, Agave and Vodka-based pops, SLIQ’s Whiskey pops are crafted with barrel-stored bourbon and come in three flavors: Apple, Cola and Ginger.

  • Predictive analytics driving delivery forward
    on May 26, 2022 at 04:00

    Telematics platforms combining truck and driver safety and vehicle data is learning, adapting — and even training drivers — in real time.

  • Riboli Family Wines introduces portfolio of ultra-premium, luxury wine brands
    on May 26, 2022 at 04:00

    Los Angeles-based Riboli Family Wines, a family-owned company founded in 1917, announced the creation of AVANTI, a new division dedicated to a portfolio of ultra-premium and luxury wine brands from France, Italy, New Zealand and other regions.

  • Summer Snowcone hard kombucha
    on May 25, 2022 at 04:00

    Jiant announced the launch of Summer Snowcone, the fifth hard kombucha released as part of the brand’s celebrated seasonal series.

  • New beverage facility builds trend toward continued efficiency
    on May 25, 2022 at 04:00

    As the industry continues to navigate a new “normal,” major beverage players are finding innovative ways to weather the storm. Among those players are operators, who tactfully are expanding on existing beverage facilities or building brand-new ones to ensure continued efficiency.

  • Sonoma-Cutrer’s Les Pierres and Sonoma Coast Chardonnays
    on May 24, 2022 at 04:00

    Sonoma-Cutrer, a brand of Brown-Forman Corp., announced two new vintages of its award-winning wines ― the 2020 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay and 2019 Les Pierres Chardonnay.

  • The future of DTC brands
    on May 24, 2022 at 04:00

    With the pandemic, as the eCommerce market hit its stride and many consumers turned to direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands, experts note that the beverage industry stands to benefit from DTC’s continuous growth.

  • AHA Fuji Apple + White Tea
    on May 23, 2022 at 04:00

    AHA Sparkling Water, a brand of The Coca-Cola Co., debuted a new AHA flavor: Fuji Apple + White Tea.

  • Tequila category, canned cocktail segment fuel ranch waters’ ascent
    on May 23, 2022 at 04:00

    As the ranch water cocktail trends upward, experts note that it has the potential to further drive tequila’s popularity, while leveraging the RTD boom.

  • Yuengling launches limited-edition Team Red, White & Blue camo cans
    on May 20, 2022 at 15:00

    D.G Yuengling & Son, Inc., America's Oldest Brewery, announced the return of its limited-edition cans in partnership with military veteran nonprofit Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB) as part of the brewery’s Stars & Stripes program — Yuengling’s year-round campaign supporting our nation’s heroes, it notes.

  • Tequila Cazadores Ranch Water
    on May 20, 2022 at 04:00

    Tequila Cazadores announced the launch of its new ready-to-drink (RTD) canned cocktail: Ranch Water.

  • Botanical beverage innovations emerge across beverage categories
    on May 20, 2022 at 04:00

    As consumers are taking a proactive approach to holistic well-being, experts note that many are searching for flavors they link to products that may be formulated to support wellness.

  • Fishers Island Lemonade introduces variety pack
    on May 19, 2022 at 14:00

    Following last summer's release of the Fishers Island Lemonade’s line extensions, the craft lemonade canned cocktail brand announced the launch of Fishers Variety eight-pack, which includes three of the brand's award-winning flavors: four cans of Fishers Island Lemonade Original 9%, two cans of Fishers Spiked Tea 7% and two cans of Fishers Pink Flamingo 7%.

  • Behind The Bar Cocktail Mixers
    on May 19, 2022 at 04:00

    Multi-brand beverage startup Romero Brands released two new premium, non-alcoholic cocktail mixers: Margarita Mix and BTB Spicy Margarita Mix.

  • Hydrocolloids provide stability amid evolving beverage trends
    on May 19, 2022 at 04:00

    With plant-based ingredients in high demand, formulators oftentimes are turning to hydrocolloid solutions to deliver the stabilization these beverages need.

  • Freshie Organic Tequila Seltzer
    on May 18, 2022 at 04:00

    Founded by Paige and Ryne Iseminger and Timm Martin, Freshie Organic Tequila Seltzer is made with organic blanco tequila, natural mineral water, organic lime essence and organic agave nectar.

  • Athletic Brewing taps into consumers’ desires with alcohol-free brews
    by (Jessica Jacobsen) on May 18, 2022 at 04:00

    Thanks to innovators in the non-alcohol beer space, entrepreneurs are showing how dedication and creativity have helped make this segment “new again.” Among those driving interest in alcohol-free beer is Stratford, Conn.-based Athletic Brewing Co.

  • Coca-Cola Freestyle 8100 brings beverage variety, quality and speed to drive-thrus
    on May 17, 2022 at 20:50

    The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, announced the launch of Coca-Cola Freestyle 8100, a new back-of-house dispenser developed specifically for the crew-serve occasion. The new dispenser’s advanced technology streamlines drink pouring for foodservice crews, helping reduce drive-thru wait times for diners while providing the beverage quality and variety they crave, according to the company. 

  • KidzProtein nutritional shakes
    on May 17, 2022 at 04:00

    Nutritional Growth Solutions Ltd. announced the launch of its Healthy Heights KidzProtein and KidzProtein Vegan to support children’s development.

  • Beverage suppliers support consumers’ sustainability goals
    by (Jessica Jacobsen) on May 17, 2022 at 04:00

    Based on an OnePoll study released in April, it looks as though “going green” is being instilled in the younger generation. Aligning with consumers’ desire for a more sustainable future, beverage-makers and their supplier partners are investing in projects that support recycling efforts.

  • Spindrift Spiked expands lineup with 4 new flavors
    on May 16, 2022 at 17:00

    Spindrift Spiked, a brand of Spindrift Beverage Co., Newton, Mass., added four new varieties to its real fruit lineup including long-time Spindrift favorites and one entirely new flavor. In addition to sparkling fan favorites Grapefruit, Lemon and Blood Orange Tangerine, Spindrift is debuting a new, Spiked-exclusive flavor: Passion Orange Guava.

  • Fiber, probiotics’ link to digestive health drive developers to biotic solutions
    on May 16, 2022 at 04:00

    With the growing interest in digestive health, more and more consumers are choosing beverages with functional ingredients that support digestive health and overall well-being.

  • Birdie Hard Seltzer Cocktail
    on May 16, 2022 at 04:00

    Braxton Brewing Co. announced the newest addition to its beyond beer product line: Birdie.

  • Consumer demand for premium spirits soars in on-premise, CGA analysis reveals
    on May 16, 2022 at 04:00

    Consumers in the United States are opting to spend more on their drinks in bars and restaurants as premiumization drives the recovery of the on-premise channel after COVID-19.

  • Ingredient suppliers celebrate milestones, release guidelines
    on May 15, 2022 at 04:00

    As consumer diets drive the need for clean label, gluten-free and functional ingredients, suppliers take the steps to make it easier for beverage-makers.