The Top 10 Most Read BevNET Stories of 2017

From acquisitions to new investments and the rise (or fall) of various brands and categories, the impact of the past year will continue to be felt well into 2018. We’ve put together our list of the Top 10 Most Read BevNET stories of 2017.

Review: Grass Fed Coffee

Grass Fed Coffee is a ready to drink beverage that features cold-brew coffee, butter made with milk from grass fed cows, MCT oil, chicory, and Himalayan salt as its key ingredients.

Taste Radio Special Edition: The Best of 2017

Everyone’s heard “15 minutes could save you 15 percent or more in car insurance.” Well folks, we don’t know much about the business of insuring your 2009 Honda Accord, but we can tell you that taking 15 minutes to listen to this special edition of Taste Radio could be a game-changer for you and your company.

Press Clips: Long Island Iced Tea Pivots to Blockchain

Long Island Iced Tea Corp raises its stock and suspicions with pivot to blockchain; Nestle warned it lacks right to Californian water source; Juicero equipment to be auctioned off; Philz Coffee buzzed about as the next Blue Bottle

BevNET Live 2017: Stay Independent or Take the Money

At BevNET Live Winter 2017 in Santa Monica, several entrepreneurs, some who sold stake in their company for private equity investment and some who left it on the table, offered their personal experiences dealing with the question of whether to stay independent or not.

BevNET Live Video: The New Playbook for Beverages

In the opening presentation of BevNET Live Winter 2017 in Santa Monica, Calif. Andrew Henkel, SVP of brand growth solutions at SPINS, took a deep dive into the state of a beverage marketplace featuring tens of thousands of brands.

Review: Big Swig Sparkling Water

The products are packaged in 12 oz. cans that feature a design and branding that we’d best sum up with one word: loud.

Revamped Role Tea Reflects on First Year

A year after launching functional iced tea brand Role Tea, Mike Johnson has a simple piece of advice for young beverage entrepreneurs guiding their own startup ventures: “Learn as much as possible, as quickly as possible.”

Distribution Roundup: Purpose Tea Launches in Southwest

Purpose Tea launches in Albertson’s and Market Street stores; Humblemaker partners with Los Angeles Distributing Company; Soylent goes wide in California 7-Eleven stores; Sunniva Super Coffee grows presence in grocery

DRY Sparkling Secures New Funding

DRY Soda Co. founder and CEO Sharelle Klaus declined to reveal the size of the investment, but noted that it was 50 percent larger than the company’s previous funding round from earlier this year.