Craft Beverage Expo (CBExpo), the conference for independent producers, announced that industry and marketing experts Christian McMahan and Tom Flanagan will lead the event’s keynote sessions. The CBExpo will take Nov. 7-9 in Portland, Ore.
Reed’s Inc., a Los Angeles-based handcrafted, all-natural beverage company, named Val Stalowir as its new chief executive officer (CEO). In conjunction with his appointment as CEO, Stalowir also will serve on the company’s Board of Directors.
Oregon Fruit Products LLC released a new flavor in its limited series for the fermentation market: pink guava purée. The purée adds to the company’s portfolio of premium specialty fruit products for the craft beverage industry.
To a distiller, beer is essentially undistilled whiskey, but in the world of craft distilling, craft beer is much more than that — it might even reveal the future for craft distilleries in the United States.
The Brewers Association, Boulder, Colo., released mid-year numbers for America’s small and independent craft brewers. Dollar sales were up 14 percent in the first half of 2012, and volume increased 12 percent during that same time period, the association said.
ON DEMAND: Premiumization trends have helped propel craft beer and spirits from their niche status to being a bigger part of the craft beverage alcohol market. As today’s consumers seek out new, exciting beverages, manufacturers in the craft space are turning to cutting-edge ingredients to take their brands to the next level. To address the latest in craft beverage alcohol, Beverage Industry’s annual webinar is highlighting this and much more.
Beverage Industry’s November issue highlights the 100-year advocacy of the American Beverage Association and what’s next for CEO Katherine Lugar and a new plastics initiative, Every Bottle Back. This issue includes a special report on craft beer, an Up Close With feature on PRESS hard cider and what is sparking innovation in natural colors. Read more about how protein is powering up beverages and how warehouses are using WMS and WCS systems to streamline operations. As usual, the latest trends in new products, packaging and ingredients are highlighted.
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