BA reports 18 percent rise in volume for craft brewers
March 16, 2015
The Brewers Association (BA), Boulder, Colo., released 2014 data about the growth of U.S. craft brewing. For the first time, craft brewers reached double-digit (11 percent) volume share of the marketplace, the association reports.
Functional water now available on East and West Coasts
March 16, 2015
Beverage entrepreneur, creator of Fuze and Nos Energy Drink, and co-creator of BodyArmor SuperDrink Lance Collins has joined forces with producer and songwriter Lukasz Gottwald, also known as Dr. Luke, to launch Core Natural Water. The water is ultra-purified and balanced with electrolytes and minerals to achieve a pH of 7.4.
Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc. confirmed the March 23 release of Mtn Dew DEWshine. The craft soda will be available nationally wherever premium beverages are sold, with a focus on the Midwest and Southeast regions. It will be available in large- and small-format retail outlets within the carbonated soft drink section.
Redd’s Apple Ale, a brand of Chicago-based MillerCoors, a joint venture of SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Co., added two new flavors to its line of super-premium domestic beers: Green Apple and Wicked Mango.
Kahlua, a brand of New York-based Pernod Ricard USA, released its latest limited-edition offering: Kahlua Salted Caramel. This new flavor from the brand was formulated to liven up an iced coffee and to give cocktail lovers a refreshing and delicious twist on their seasonal favorites for spring and summer enjoyment, the company says.
Krispy Kreme packaged coffee now available at amazon.com, other U.S. retailers
March 2, 2015
Krispy Kreme, Winston-Salem, N.C., and Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA, Portsmouth, Va., announced a multi-year licensing agreement for Massimo Zanetti to roast and distribute Krispy Kreme coffee for sale in grocery, mass-merchandise and club stores as well as online at www.amazon.com. The duo plans to expand availability to other online locations in the future.