BevNET: 15 years and a new site look

Sometime in the winter of 1996 — it’s been so long I don’t even remember the exact date — BevNET.com went online.

A lot has changed since then…our URL (it started as “thebevnet.com”, just like “thefacebook.com” – movie inquiries are welcome) … our team (we didn’t have one, just me, a thirsty college student)…and the industry we cover (who could have imagined that gourmet root beers and Snapple knockoffs would have morphed into energy shots, kombucha, and coconut water).

In any event, since the start of the new year marks our fifteenth anniversary, we decided that it was time to celebrate by giving BevNET a fresh look. We’ve also made some changes to our overall format, all designed to give you, the reader, a more streamlined experience to better help you find out what’s new and important in the beverage industry.

The new site’s format gives you better access to all of the content that we produce, be it product reviews, breaking news, Beverage Spectrum features, video interviews, BevNET Live coverage, guest contributors, or our new beer site, Brewbound.com. It will mean fewer places to search through on our home page, with the main content area including all of the items that we’ve highlighted as features.

We’re very excited about all of this. Not just because this is something that we feel is a big step forward for us in terms of readability and content presentation, but because after fifteen years, we’re more excited than ever about what lies ahead for the industry. It is our hope that the changes we make will help BevNET.com become an even more vital resource to serve this amazing community of entrepreneurs.

Here’s one thing that hasn’t changed in the 15 years we’ve done this, though: we still want your feedback. Let us know what you think about the new site, either by emailing me directly or leaving a comment below.