Elevator Talk

Elevator Talk showcases up-and-coming food and beverage brands to the industry, giving founders a chance to put their brand in the spotlight and share their story. Meet the founders behind the hottest brands hitting the market and hear their plans to stand out on shelves.

Each episode features a group of brand leaders, the host, and an industry expert, who asks follow-up questions and provides feedback for each entrepreneur.

Retailers, investors, distributors, suppliers, service providers and fellow brands can tune into the live feed on the BevNET and NOSH homepages as well as on the BevNET LinkedIn and NOSH LinkedIn pages on Wednesdays at 3pm ET.

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Watch previous episodes on our Elevator Talk video playlist.

Elevator Talk: Vervet Brings Bartender-Crafted Canned Cocktails to Los Angeles

Tuan Lee is the co-founder & CEO of Vervet, a startup offering bartender-crafted canned cocktails featuring house-made bitters, fresh produce from California farms and spirits developed in partnership with Ventura Spirits distillery. Using recipes from co-founder and veteran bartender Hope Ewing, the brand delivers modern riffs on classic cocktails.

Elevator Talk: Acid League Plans Launch of Vinegar-Based Platform Brand

Allan Mai is the co-founder of Acid League, a startup led by food scientists building a platform brand around their house-crafted, functional vinegars. The company begins by fermenting fruits and vegetables, then experiments with various recipes and product types including shrubs, cooking vinegars and condiments.

Elevator Talk: Surreal Brewing Crafts Low Calorie Non-Alc Beers

Donna Hockey is the founder of Surreal Brewing Company, an early stage non-alcoholic craft beer brand that offers innovative brews with 0g of sugar, 17-50 calories per can, and reduced gluten, in a variety of styles. The brewery is serving the non-alc movement, reaching consumers that don’t want to compromise their health goals, while still enjoying happy hour.

Elevator Talk Livestream Round 8: WithCo Cocktails, O2 Recovery, Brainiac Kids

The eighth round of interviews with food and beverage brands includes WithCo Cocktails, O2 Recovery, Brainiac Kids, Cuvee Coffee and more. This week's special co-host is Darren Rovell of Tastemaker Capital, who will offer an investor's perspective and provide feedback for each brand.

Elevator Talk Livestream Round 7: PathWater, Ficks Beverage Co, Rip N Sip

The seventh round of food and beverage brands includes PathWater, The Snack Brigade, Ficks Beverage Co. and Mason Dixie Foods. We also have a special co-host this week, Patrick Schwarzenegger, who invests in and advises emerging food and beverage brands. He'll weigh in on the brands from an investor's perspective and provide feedback.

Elevator Talk Livestream Round 6: ICONIC, Riff Cold Brewed, Karuna

We're back for a 60 minute livestream today, April 8th. The sixth round of food and beverage brands includes DeeBee's Organics, Whoa Dough, Riff Cold Brewed and ICONIC. Watch their founders and CEOs jump into the livestream and provide a brief recap of recent news and updates.

Elevator Talk Livestream Round 5: Genius Juice, Cocoa Metro, Poppilu

The fifth round of food and beverage brands includes Poppilu, Vital Farms, Genius Juice and Cocoa Metro. We also have a special co-host this week, Dr. Sebastian Dreher, the Managing Director of Döhler Ventures, who will weighing in on the brands from an investor's perspective and provide feedback.

Elevator Talk Livestream Round 4: Suja, Poppi, Daily Greens

We're back for a 60 minute livestream today, March 26th. The fourth round of food and beverage brands includes Suja, Coolhaus, Poppi, Cappello's, and Tempo. As a special treat this week, we also have Darren Rovell, who is a Partner at Tastemaker Capital and former ESPN reporter, weighing in on the brands and providing feedback.