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Taste Radio Ep. 189: Dogfish Head’s Calagione: ‘Never Let The Tail Of Money Wag The Dog Of Inspiration’

Sam Calagione, the founder of influential craft brewery Dogfish Head, spoke about how he identified white space for the “off-centered” beer brand and what the threat of bankruptcy taught him about being prepared for down times. He also explained why he urges entrepreneurs to write business plans about how “small their businesses can possibly be.” This episode is presented by Flavorman, the beverage architects.

Chobani Announces Move into Oat Beverage, Yogurt Set

With eyes on expanding beyond the yogurt set, Chobani today announced the launch of a range of new both dairy and plant-based products, including its entry into the fast-growing oat “milk” category.

New Slice Ventures Acquires Somerset Sparkling Water

New Slice Ventures, a Pennsylvania-based group that re-launched carbonated soft drink line Slice earlier this year, announced yesterday it has acquired caffeinated sparkling water brand Somerset, the second sparkling water in the company’s portfolio.

Molson Coors Takes Minority Stake in L.A. Libations

MillerCoors, the U.S. business unit of beer giant Molson Coors, announced today it has taken a minority ownership stake in California-based beverage incubator L.A. Libations, a move that gives the beer conglomerate access to a broad portfolio of brands as it moves to expand its play in non-alcoholic categories.

Distribution Roundup: Teatulia Expands Tea Soda Line

Teatulia Expands Tea Soda Line; Mother Kombucha Adds 840 Publix Stores; Basis Adds Safeway in Colorado; Sol-ti SuperShots Line Goes Chainwide in Publix; Brooklyn Crafted Adds Extra Spicy Ginger Beer Cans in Sprouts; Phivida Launches Oki in Florida; Cirrus Expands in Southeast and Mid-Atlantic

Reed’s: Production Snafus Drive Net Sales Down 19% in Q3

Reed’s Inc. continued its uneven 2019 commercial performance in the third quarter, as production challenges for the ginger ale maker sparked a 19% decrease in net sales during the period, according to financial results released by the company.

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 60: What’s The Worst Advice You Ever Received?

This week’s episode features interviews with the leaders of four entrepreneurial companies -- PathWater co-founder and CEO Shadi Bakour, Lumi Juice founder/CEO Hillary Murray, Aloha CEO Brad Charron and Origin Almond founder/CEO Jake Deleon -- reflecting on advice that, in hindsight, they should have avoided.

Seth Goldman Leaves Honest Tea

Honest Tea co-founder and president Seth Goldman is stepping away from the brand at the end of this year to focus on his role as executive chair at plant-based meat brand Beyond Meat, he revealed in a statement on Thursday.

Kitu Life Super Coffee Caps High Growth Year With Cold Brew, K-Cup Launches

On Monday, Super Coffee will introduce two new additions to its portfolio: Super Cold Brew and Triple Shot Espresso. Unlike the brand’s flagship Super Coffee line and its Super Espresso SKUs, the new products will not contain protein or MCT oil. Instead, both will be zero calorie and contain L-Theanine sourced from green tea.

New Age: Revenue Grows, Losses Mount in Q3

Colorado-based New Age Beverage Corp. reported net revenue climbed 5.3% during the third quarter, according to financial results released this morning.

Sweet Dreams: Bhoomi Aims to Reboot Sugarcane As Healthy Hydration

Innumerable sweetened beverages have for decades had to contend with being dismissively called “sugar water.” But for Texas-based startup Bhoomi, the term comes with a sense of pride. Founded in 2017, Bhoomi produces a line “cane waters” made from cold-pressed sugarcane stalk.

Elevator Talk: Owen’s Craft Mixers Focuses on Quality Ingredients and ‘Just Add Spirits’ Convenience

Joshua Miller is the co-founder of Owen’s Craft Mixers, a brand that aims to deliver the highest quality craft cocktail mixers on the market. Designed with convenience in mind, the products’ recipes feature all the necessary ingredients — including carbonated water, real juice and cane sugar — to easily make a variety of cocktails by simply adding spirits and ice.

WellWell Closes $3.9M Series A Funding Round

Plant-based functional beverage maker WellWell has closed a $3.9 million Series A funding round led by Sweat Equities, the company announced on Tuesday.