Non-alcohol innovation developed in partnership with L.A. Libations
September 9, 2020
As part of its strategic entry into the non-alcohol beverage category, Molson Coors Beverage Co., Chicago, announces the launch of its newest product, HUZZAH Probiotic Seltzer, the first non-alcohol innovation from the company’s emerging growth division.
StoneShine combines Stone’s hops, fruits with JuneShine’s hard kombucha formulation
August 31, 2020
JuneShine and Stone Brewing, both San Diego based, have joined forces to create StoneShine: a limited-edition hard kombucha flavor. With a 6 percent alcohol by volume, StoneShine mixes Stone’s legendary hops and Masumoto Farm’s famed stone fruits into JuneShine’s signature hard kombucha formulation, the companies say. Like JuneShine’s original flavors, StoneShine is organic, gluten free, non-GMO, and contains antioxidants, vitamins and probiotics.
Concentrates contain 1 billion live probiotics in each serving
July 14, 2020
SodaStream, a division of Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc., introduced certified organic, shelf-stable Kombucha Concentrate to its lineup of at-home beverage products. Kombucha has seen a rise in popularity during the past decade because of its intended health benefits, but in the past it has been difficult to make at home because of its long preparation time — that all changes now.
As consumers are increasingly aware of the benefits of fiber-rich diets, along with being concerned about the prevalence of nutritional deficiencies, the demand for functional beverages has grown. Dietary fiber has become a large part of this category because of its potential to support digestion, immunity and more. Additionally, prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics are prompting growing functional food and beverage formulations using these as ingredients.
Beverage Industry’s November issue features our annual Craft Beer Report where we provide insight about how the craft beer segment is recovering after the onset of the pandemic halted many on-premise sales. Also in this issue we analyze the factions of the dairy drinks and dairy alternatives, the latest trends impacting the use of protein ingredients in beverages, the release of our annual Trucks Report with updates on 2021 releases, and much more!