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NACS 2019: Docklight Plots National Rollout with Stable of CBD Brands

Over the past year, the food and beverage space has witnessed a “green rush” of CBD startups entering the market in a race to capitalize on the trend. With no shortage of competition, Seattle-based Docklight Brands is also hoping to get on board the cannabis wave with 13 brands of its own.

Cocktail Crate Acquired by Traverse City Whiskey

New York-based premium mixer brand Cocktail Crate has been acquired by craft distillery Traverse City Whiskey Co., the company announced yesterday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 55: The Profitable Way To Build a Disruptive Brand

Chris Kirby, founder/president of Ithaca Craft Hummus, spoke about how he identified white space in the hummus category and what he learned during four years of operating his own production facility. He also urged entrepreneurs to be thoughtful about their retail relationships and deliberate about expenses, and discussed why he hires people that are highly self-sufficient.

Crook & Marker Launches New Line of Spiked Sodas

Crook & Marker, an alcohol brand from beverage innovator Ben Weiss, is launching a new line of Spiked Sodas made with organic alcohol and zero sugar to deliver consumers the classic soda taste they’ve been longing for –– without the regret of consuming excessive calories, artificial ingredients and loads of sugar

Secret Squirrel Debuts New Look

Secret Squirrel Cold Brew Coffee elevates their famous cold brew line with new easy to grab, tall round bottles.

BENDT Distilling Co. Releases BENDT No. 5 American Blended Whiskey

BENDT Distilling Co., formerly Witherspoon Distillery, has announced the launch of its new BENDT No. 5 American Blended Whiskey, the first-ever blend of five distinct small batch Texas whiskeys distilled, aged individually and blended together under one roof in Lewisville, Texas.

ToroMatcha Launches Line of Matcha-Based Energy Drinks

Energy drinks reinvented: The Montreal Startup unveils the highly anticipated ToroMatcha drinks in cans. Two ranges of products launched in September; three sparkling drinks and a vegan latte version, which is made with oat milk and infused with nitrogen.

BevNET Magazine Feature: Bubbling to the Top

From shelves to coolers, the fizz is in. But how long before the influx of sparkling water brands begins to bubble over? With a standard formulation of tap water, stock flavors, and carbonation, sparkling water brands are now finding new ways to differentiate in order to stand out from the pack, from functionality to branding to premiumization.

Cutwater Spirits Adds First Tequila to Lineup

For the past two years, Cutwater Spirits master distiller and founder, Yuseff Cherney, has quietly journeyed to Jalisco, Mexico to create the newest spirit to add to the Cutwater portfolio.

Owen’s Craft Mixers Closes $3M Round

New York-based Owen’s Craft Mixers announced today it has closed a $3 million Series A fundraising round led by Levy Family Partners.

Prairie Organic Spirits Launches Organic Navy Strength Gin

As gin continues to show record growth across the globe, rising faster than any other alcohol in the category, Prairie Organic is excited to announce the newest addition to its USDA Certified Organic Spirits line: Navy Strength Gin.