Health-Ade

Taste Radio Ep. 68: Talking Innovative Ventures and Investments with Owl’s Brew’s Jennie Ripps and Pete Speranza of 301INC

Episode 68 of the Taste Radio podcast features interviews with Jennie Ripps, the CEO and co-founder of tea-based cocktail mixer and beer brand Owl’s Brew, Pete Speranza, who is a New Business Development Principal with General Mills’ business development and venture capital arm 301INC, and the latest edition of Elevator Talk with Jason Petrou, the founder of Clean Energy Organics.

First Beverage Closes $64M Second Fund

First Beverage CEO Bill Anderson told BevNet that the addition of new capital as well as new team members and investors would allow the firm to provide a broader range of insights from within and outside the beverage industry.

Issues in Kombucha Pt. 1: Science v. Nature

In the first of an ongoing series examining issues related to the kombucha industry, we examine how the clash between hard science and unverified evidence regarding the fermentation process and health benefits of kombucha is shaping the category both consumers and producers.

KombuchaKon 2017 Recap

Category growth, testing methodology and distribution strategies were just a few of the topics bubbling inside the Long Beach Convention Center over the weekend at the fourth annual KombuchaKon.

Distribution Roundup: Juice Served Here Taps Health-Ade

Health-Ade Kombucha is now on tap at 12 California Juice Served Here locations, Liquid I.V. secures distribution in six new states and the District of Columbia, Long Island Iced Tea Corp. heads to Colombia.

Bob Nakasone Joins First Beverage Ventures

Following the departures of Nantucket Nectars co-founder Tom First and former Glaceau executive Jason Camillos last year, the firm’s fund, First Beverage Ventures, has brought on a pair of investment professionals and a seasoned industry operator to manage its investment portfolio.