As the saying goes, “the sky’s the limit.” When it comes to the beverage market and introducing new products, that saying certainly holds true. However, beverage-makers aren’t just expanding their year-round portfolios to capitalize on their limitless potential, but also are taking a much more “limited” approach.
Blue Moon Brewing Co., a Denver-based entity within MillerCoors’ Tenth and Blake division, is celebrating the grand opening of its newest brewery in Denver's River North (RiNo) Art District, following a soft opening in early July.
Originally operating out of a 4,000-square-foot warehouse and running a fleet of three delivery trucks, Bronx, N.Y.-based Manhattan Beer Distributors has become one of the largest beer distributors in the United States.
Company to assume responsibility for newly acquired brands
September 12, 2016
Effective Jan. 1, 2017, White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA will embark on a new era of business for its emerging global Heineken brands with the creation of Five Points Trading Co., a new venture aimed at incubating a range of popular global beers in the United States, the company says. With the development of Five Points Trading Co., Heineken USA will be bringing its emerging premium brands back in-house, while utilizing the resources and expertise of the company’s established distribution network, it says.
Official reveal synced with brand’s College Football Playoff sponsorship
September 9, 2016
Dos Equis, a brand of White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA, released a feature film-style trailer, titled “Cantina,” that reveals a glimpse of the new Most Interesting Man in the World. Timelessly masculine, the new Most Interesting Man is edgier and more daring, and fans can rest assured this is merely the first look at him, the company says. In October, Dos Equis will release “Challenger,” a full-length commercial that will illuminate how interesting has evolved and how the new character continues to embody the legendary status, it adds.
New flavored malt beverage inspired by aguas frescas
September 9, 2016
Chicago-based MillerCoors, a joint venture between London-based SAB Miller plc and Denver-based Molson Coors Brewing Co., announced it is releasing Zumbida,a beverage inspiredby traditional Mexican aguas frescas with akick, the company says. Zumbida carries a fruit flavor that is characteristic of aguas frescas and can be enjoyed by both fans of the Mexican beverage anddrinkers who want to explore other flavors and styles, it adds.
Brand launches marketing campaign featuring former NFL players
September 6, 2016
When the NFL season kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 8, Bud Light, a brand of St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch, will be celebrating the fans that have made football the No. 1sport in America, it says. Bud Light, also the Official Beer Sponsor of the NFL, already has released 720 million of its newly redesigned NFL team cans and will launch a nationwide marketing campaign featuring those cans along with a TV spot starring former NFL playersBo Jackson,Justin TuckandTim Couch, the company says.
In evaluating its forecasted growth expectations for beverage alcohol sales at the nation's bars and restaurants, Chicago-based Technomicexpects to see modest improvements in 2016, the market research firm says. This comes from research conducted for Technomic's Adult Beverage Planning Program, a membership-based program delivering suppliers with research on key topics and trends related to the adult beverage on-premise industry.
Import beer brand’s program features daily sweepstakes
August 29, 2016
Tecate, a Mexican import beer brand of White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA, is encouraging boxing fans of legal drinking age to elevate their viewing occasions by choosing the bold taste of Tecate for the season’s big fights in its newest marketing campaign, the company says. Running from Sept. 1 through Oct. 31, Tecate’s We’ve Got Your Back program, featuring national TV spots, on- and off-premise activation, digital partnerships and a daily sweepstakes, will bring boxing fans together to celebrate leading up to the main events, it adds.
The January 2017 issue of Beverage Industry includes our 2017 Bottler of the Year cover story as well as articles about new product development, packaging, health and wellness products and more. Check it out today!