Fuji Apple DRY Sparkling wins poll with nearly one-third of vote
March 22, 2016
Another Tuesday and we have another group of presidential primaries. Some might be fatigued from the constant polling coverage from consumer media outlets of these elections, but the readers of Beverage Industry continue to vote for the Readers’ Choice New Product of the Month poll.
Not too long ago I tried Not Your Father’s Root Beer at a friend’s college graduation party. The flavored beer was a nice change for me, as it offered a different kind of flavor with less alcohol than a spirit, which I appreciated.
World Beer Cup will honor 94 style categories during CBC
March 15, 2016
More than 13,500 manufacturers and suppliers to the craft brewing industry are expected to attend the 33rd Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) & BrewExpo America, which will take place May 3-6 at the Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia. The annual event will feature a keynote address from Oakland A’s General Manager Billy Beane.
Whether it’s the tortoise and the hare, David versus Goliath or small-market sports teams versus large-market franchises, many Americans have a soft spot for the “little” guy. The same could be said for the U.S. beer market in this year's beer report. According to Chicago-based Mintel’s January 2016 report “Beer – US,” craft beer’s market share of U.S. volume sales nearly doubled from 2010 to 2015 — 5.2 percent vs. 10.2 percent, respectively.
Range of flavors to be available nationwide March 1
February 17, 2016
Seagram's, a brand of Rochester, N.Y.-based North American Breweries, announced the launch of a new line of hard sodas that will hit shelves nationally March 1. Seagram's Hard Soda will be available in a range of flavors including Cherry Cola, Grape Soda, Lemon n' Lime and Orange Cream, the company says. Lemon n' Lime and Orange Cream now are available early in select Publix stores in the Southeast.
New packaging offers easy way to pair whisky, craft beer
February 15, 2016
Edrington, the importer of Highland Park Whisky, in partnership with Deare2, launched “7-Packs,” a campaign and new seven-pack packaging that features Highland Park Whisky and six craft beers. This custom carrier holds six craft beers and a 750-ml bottle of Highland Park, the company says.