Love Cork Screw partnered with Peacock to support the new series “The Best Man: The Final Chapters.” To coincide with the series, consumers can purchase premium gift bundles, which include wine, candles, body butter, apparel, and more.
85th Annual Convention and Product Showcase welcomes 1,700+ attendees
October 12, 2022
The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) kicked off its 85th Annual Convention and Product Showcase in Chicago. Taking place annually, the convention brought more than 1,700 attendees together from across the country to hear from industry leaders, attend educational programing and discuss the future of the industry.
Initiative includes $4M to support brands owned by members of historically underrepresented groups
August 17, 2022
Drizly, an Uber Company and a leading beverage alcohol eCommerce shop, announced its Sip with Purpose initiative, a new program dedicated to supporting and driving growth of brands owned by members of historically underrepresented groups in the beverage alcohol industry. This initiative includes a $4 million media commitment to raise awareness and support these brands, as well as the launch of Drizly’s Brand Accelerator Program.
Can features Mary Lisle, country’s first recorded female brewer
June 24, 2022
This Fourth of July, Miller Lite is reimagining its iconic design to celebrate the trailblazing impact women have made in beer with the limited-edition Mary Lisle can, inspired by the country’s first recorded female brewer and her revolutionary contributions to the American brewing industry.
After seven years with Beverage Industry, Managing Editor Barbara Harfmann is moving on to Dairy Foods. She reflects on some of the stories she was privileged to tell, including BodyArmor and Goose Island, and the chance to highlight women-founded brands such as Hint and Lone River Beverage Co.
Foundation also reveals HBCU Initiative, scholarship program
March 8, 2022
The McBride Sisters SHE CAN Fund announced its support of women in the food and wine industries as the prime focus of its Professional Development Fund in 2022. The SHE CAN Fund also reveals the results of its Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Initiative and Academic Scholarship Program in partnership with Southern University, which awarded $50,000 to Southern University's Agricultural Research and Extension Center and College of Agricultural Family and Consumer Sciences (SU Ag).
With distribution help from Diageo, Lone River Beverage Co. went from startup to acquisition to national distribution in under 18 months. Founder and CEO Katie Beal Brown notes that the brand’s ranch water hard seltzers are rooted in authenticity with a blend of tequila, agave nectar and lime juice.
Percentage of new launch sale to be donated to Global Fund for Women
March 1, 2022
Female-founded Luna Bay Booch, Chicago, announced the launch of a new limited-edition 6% ABV Raspberry Rose flavor to celebrate Women’s History Month. To mark the special occasion, Luna Bay Booch will donate a percentage of sales from the exclusive flavor to the Global Fund for Women.
Organizations are stepping up to ensure that women have a more balanced representation throughout the beverage market thanks to programs like the Brewers Association’s DEI Mini-Grants Program and the Females in Food Community.
Initiative seeks to unify and advance women who work in the beer industry
October 7, 2021
The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) officially launched the Building Relationships and Empowering Women (BREW) initiative at its 84th Annual Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas. Through the BREW initiative, NBWA is committed to offering a robust forum for women leaders to grow professionally within the beer industry. This initiative has been long in the works, with the official launch put on hold by the COVID pandemic.