As beverage alcohol manufacturers seek out ways to provide a low-calorie solution, it seems as though the latest craze to hit the flavored malt beverage (FMB) segment is fulfilling that need state. “Hard seltzers are raising the bar around perceived health and wellness and attracting much of the dollars spent in the space,” says Brian Sudano, managing partner for Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC).
Grab Cinco by the Cervezas promotion features on- and off-premise elements
March 7, 2019
Combining two Mexican import beer brands in one festive promotion, White Plains, N.Y.-based HEINEKEN USA’s Dos Equis and Tecate are supporting the idea that Cinco is more than a just day on the calendar; it’s a mind-set focused less on tradition and more on having fun and celebrating.
Crispin Cider Co., a division of Chicago-based MillerCoors, continues to innovate with the debut of a new variety pack of 12-ounce slim cans, now available nationwide. Among the featured flavors are portfolio staples Crispin Rosé and Crispin Brut, along with its new flavor, Crispin Pearsecco.
As part of the continued innovation from St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch, the beer-maker launched Ritas, originally marketed as Bud Light Lime Lime-A-Rita, in 2012. Ritas is the first brand in the Anheuser-Busch InBev portfolio to explicitly target women and last year introduced "The Ritas," legendary women who take a "life's-a-party attitude in every situation,” according to the company.
Heineken USA, White Plains, N.Y., announced the March relaunch of Newcastle Brown Ale brewed by Lagunitas Brewing Co. The new brew celebrates the Altogether Uncommon by bringing together a unique blend of pale and roasted malts with American hops, the company says.
Beverage Industry’s October issue features a cover story on our 2019 Executive of the Year, Jim Koch of the Boston Beer Co. This issue also features a category focus on bottled water and the innovations that abound in flavored, functional and sparkling waters. The issue also includes an ingredient spotlight on the beloved chocolate ingredient as well as voice-picking solutions aimed at streamlining beverage warehouses. As usual, we rounded up the latest trends in products, packaging and ingredients.
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