Review: Hella Cocktail Co. Bitters & Soda

Designed to be enjoyed both on its own and as a mixer, Hella Cocktail Co.’s Bitters & Soda is a two SKU line of aromatic sparkling beverages that are made with gentian root tincture.

Monster vs. VPX: Dutch Court Case Results in Partial Judgement

According to documents from Amsterdam District Court in The Netherlands shared by Monster last night, the energy drink maker’s Dublin-based European subsidiary, Monster Energy Limited, has received a partial judgement in its complaint against Bang B.V., which markets and sells VPX’s Bang energy drink in Holland.

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 33: Whether It’s Food or Apparel, Patagonia Starts With a Problem

In this episode, Patagonia Provisions managing director Birgit Cameron spoke about the origins and development of the brand, a food and beverage offshoot of outdoor apparel giant Patagonia. She also discussed the opportunities and challenges of being aligned with its parent company and why its uncommon innovation strategy is critical to its overarching mission.

KDP: Headwinds From Allied Brands Blunt Solid Q1

Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) reported a net sales increase of 2.5% for the first quarter of 2019, remaining on track to hit its long-term growth targets despite taking a hit in packaged beverages. All four segments of KDP’s business — Packaged beverages, Beverage Concentrates, Latin American Beverage and Coffee Systems — registered an increase in underlying net sales.

Review: Agua Rica

Agua Rica is a new line of beverages created to bring traditional agua fresca flavors to the masses in a convenient ready-to-drink form. The brand’s initial three flavors include Hibiscus, Cucumber, and Lemonade, each packaged in 12 oz PET bottles.

Cannabis Shot Startup K-Zen Lands $5M in Seed Funding

Underscoring the momentum behind the nascent cannabis beverage category, San Francisco-based startup K-Zen Beverages yesterday announced it has secured $5 million in seed funding from venture capital group DCM prior to its projected launch this summer.

Bare Bucha and Stout Tanks Announce New Kombucha Fermentation Tech

Seeking to help kombucha brands deliver a consistently non-alcoholic product, Bare Bucha and Stout Tanks have partnered to create new technology they say will not only cut fermentation time in half, but also keep alcohol levels below the 0.5% ABV legal threshold without pasteurization, dilution, or microfiltration.

Review: Dr. Priestley’s Fizzy Water

Dr. Priestley's Fizzy Water is a new line of “small batch” flavored sparkling water that recently launched via Amazon. The initial four flavors include Rosemary Grapefruit, Cucumber Mint, Meyer Lemon Ginger and Original Virgin.

Taste Radio Ep. 161: The Decisions That Almost Derailed a Mamma’s Mission

As part of a wide-ranging interview, Mamma Chia founder/CEO Janie Hoffman spoke about the origins of her brand and how she created a foundation for its rapid ascent. She also discussed a painful lesson about hiring for experience versus cultural fit, explained her belief that “you can’t teach attitude” and why everyday happiness starts with a joyful spirit.

SPINS: Kombucha Sales Growth, Velocity Slow as MULO Share Expands

Having reviewed the data and discussed the conclusions, here are our three biggest takeaways from SPINS’s kombucha market performance analysis, as presented by Bobbi Leahy, Director of Sales at market research group SPINS, during Kombucha Brewers International's (KBI) KombuchaKon 2019 on April 19 in Long Beach, Calif.

Cannabis Forum: New Frontier Data Provides Clarity in Cannabis

Make your decisions about developing cannabis-infused products well-informed ones. At the Cannabis Forum for Food and Beverage presented by BevNET and NOSH, John Kagia, the Chief Knowledge Officer of New Frontier Data, will dive into the market and consumer data you need to grow your cannabusiness.