Boston Beer Names Welch’s President as New CMO

After an eight-month search, the Boston Beer Company has identified its next chief marketing officer. The country’s second-largest craft brewery today named Lesya Lysyj, who is currently the U.S. president of Welch’s Foods Inc., as its new CMO.

Review: Cloud Water Natural Sparkling CBD

Cloud Water is a line of sparkling water beverages enhanced with 25 mg of CBD. The product line currently consists of two flavors, Grapefruit & Mint & Basil and Blood Orange & Coconut, both of which are lightly sweetened with raw honey.

Gallery: Spring Brings New Spirits

With spring finally coming into season, your liquor cabinet may be in need of a refresh. In this gallery, we highlight a selection of notable new releases for the season, including a new premium tequila from DeLeon and a collaboration from OH MY! Teakoe Tea and Mythology Distillery.

Review: KiiTO Plant Powered Superfuel

KiiTO is an organic plant-based beverage that delivers protein, superfoods, and MCT in a low sugar beverage that’s available in three flavors. The three flavors -- Chocolate Maca, Vanilla Ashwagandha, and Matcha Moringa -- feature 20 g of protein, 7 g of MCT (from coconut), and 1 g of sugar per 12 ounce bottle.

Expo West 2019: Goldthread Founder Talks Growing Herbal Tonic Category

In this interview video recorded at Natural Products Expo West 2019, we spoke with the brand’s founder William Siff, a former acupuncturist, to learn how the company is working to make its adaptogen-based beverages click with conventional channel consumers.

Wells Fargo: Competition, Volume Drops Hurting Monster

Wells Fargo securities analysts expressed growing concern that dragging volumes and competitive pressure from an ascendant rival are starting to take their toll on Monster Beverage Corp. In a “data deep dive” released on Tuesday, Wells Fargo analyst Bonnie Herzog raised a number of challenges currently facing Monster, ranging from questions over pricing strategy to speculation around the future of its relationship with distribution partner The Coca-Cola Company.

Expo West 2019 Gallery: Juice, Shots, and Sparkling Drinks

The juice category has found new inspiration with shots. At Natural Products Expo West this month, brands unveiled new takes on the emerging shots category, as well as some fresh spins on traditional juices and sparkling drinks.

Starbucks Launches $100M Venture Fund

During the company’s annual investor meeting, Starbucks Coffee today announced the launch of Valor Siren Ventures L.P. (VSV), a new $100 million fund to support “the next generation of food and retail start-up companies.”

Review: Yönale

Yönale is a line of birch tree water beverages made with ingredients sourced from Finland. The USDA Organic certified line presently includes two flavors, original and with bilberry juice.

Expo West 2019: Verve Coffee Moves “Flash” Forward

Speaking with BevNET at Natural Products Expo West 2019, Verve co-founder Colby Barr discussed why he believes the company's "flash brew" process can help the company disrupt the crowded RTD coffee category and explained how it will create a strong brand identity around the concept.

Taste Radio Ep. 154: How Does a Side Hustle Become a $100M Brand? Ask The CEO of Kodiak Cakes

Kodiak Cakes CEO Joel Clark will be the first to admit that entrepreneurship isn’t a part-time job. For years, he tried to run the pancake mix brand as a side business while pursuing a graduate degree and a consulting career. In this episode, Clark spoke about how commitment, innovation and swimming in the “Shark Tank” played into the evolution of Kodiak Cakes, which eclipsed $100 million in sales in 2018.