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Malted hard soda tests the waters in Denver’s craft beer market

Malted hard soda tests the waters in Denver’s craft beer market

““I’m trying to test the proposition of selling something like this in a beer market and make it work with a craft beer audience,” said Grasse. “Denver is very picky and persnickety when it comes to its beer, and that’s what makes it an intriguing challenge.” Before turning up your nose at malted hard soda, […]

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RFDC Speaker Tells How to Survive ‘Sugar Water Revolution’

RFDC Speaker Tells How to Survive ‘Sugar Water Revolution’

“The craft soda surge is official, he said. “If you would have told me to describe the craft soda phenomenon” even a year ago, “I would have said it’s a light snowfall on top of the mountain. Now it’s not a full-blown avalanche” but he expects it soon will be. Organic aloe water is a […]

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Madison’s Bos Meadery embraces local flavors (Wisconsin)

Madison’s Bos Meadery embraces local flavors (Wisconsin)

““Mead got its start because honey was easy to gather and ferment,” said Bos, who runs the 4-year-old Bos Meadery on Madison’s hip E. Washington Ave. strip just down the road from the State Capitol. It’s one of a handful of meaderies in the Badger State, which some say are the new “thing” for millennials who’ve tried […]

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Honey-infused brews offer new ways to support beekeeping efforts

Honey-infused brews offer new ways to support beekeeping efforts

“Having resurrected mead—an ancient, winelike beverage made with water and honey—from the pages of Old English lit and episodes of Game of Thrones, Jeff Gillham and Pierre Vacheresse, founders of Humblebee Meadery, are finding that people are pretty keen on the drinks they’re peddling, too. “It’s a more approachable style, as opposed to a sweet-wine […]

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The Return of Mead: But is the ancient honey wine healthy?

The Return of Mead: But is the ancient honey wine healthy?

“Unfortunately, determining mead’s health value isn’t so easy. The Food and Drug Administration prohibits wine and mead makers from making health claims on their labels; and companies aren’t required to include nutritional information, either. Most meads are gluten-free, making them a good option for those who are sensitive to wheat. But they’re also a bit high […]

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Jones Soda Co. Reports Fiscal 2016 Third Quarter Results

Jones Soda Co. Reports Fiscal 2016 Third Quarter Results

“Jones Soda Co. (the Company) (OTCQB: JSDA), a leader in the premium soda category known for its unique branding and innovative marketing today announced results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016. For the third quarter of 2016, the Company reported revenue of approximately $4.1 million, up 8.5% over the third quarter of 2015, […]

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Reed’s, Inc. Expands Distribution in Northern CA Bay area

Reed’s, Inc. Expands Distribution in Northern CA Bay area

“Reed’s, Inc. (NYSE-MKT:REED), maker of the top-selling craft sodas nationwide, announced today that it has secured a new distribution partnership for Reed’s and Virgil’s brands with Morris Distributing for the North Bay counties region of  California.  Morris Distributing is headquartered in Petaluma, California and distributes to over 2,200 retailers in Sonoma, Marin, Mendocino, Lake, Napa […]

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Scandal could lead to lawsuits that hold sugary bev industry accountable

Scandal could lead to lawsuits that hold sugary bev industry accountable

“This news, coupled with the revelation that two of Harvard University’s most famous nutritionists collaborated with the sugar industry in the 1960s to downplay sugar’s role in coronary heart disease, provides conclusive evidence that the sugary beverage industry has manipulated the scientific process for decades at the expense of the public’s health. This reprehensible manipulation […]

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Liberty Hill residents create award-winning beverages (TX)

Liberty Hill residents create award-winning beverages (TX)

“According to Eland, the best way to learn mazing, is to either join a home brewing club like Texas Carboys, Eland’s home brewing club, or to make friends with someone who home brews, and watch the process unfold. “Meads are not particularly easy to make, and I think that is what made [Eland’s] brews so […]

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Schramm’s Mead gives back to Beaumont Neonatal for saving baby

Schramm’s Mead gives back to Beaumont Neonatal for saving baby

“Schramm’s Mead in Ferndale is hosting a benefit weekend for the Beaumont Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Nov. 17-20 for the most personal of reasons. Schramm’s Mead’s co-owner and Director of Operations Alyson Schramm Naeger gave birth to Madeline June Schramm Naeger on March 8, 2015. Madeline was born almost four months premature, at […]

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Athens’ New Creation Is Selling a New Kind of Craft Suds—Soda

Athens’ New Creation Is Selling a New Kind of Craft Suds—Soda

“Craft soda is having a moment. As overall soda sales are declining, the craft soda market is growing. Following in the footsteps of craft beer and artisanal foods before it, craft soda appeals to people who want real food. And the market is still largely untapped. That’s great news for the Kooistras. “There are a […]

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All-natural craft soda drinks like Seasons Soda rise in popularity

All-natural craft soda drinks like Seasons Soda rise in popularity

“While craft sodas are still a tiny portion of the $79 billion soft drink market—small enough that such sales are not quantified by industry tracker Beverage Digest—they’re among the few bright spots in the carbonated beverage industry, which seems to be in terminal decline. U.S. soft drink sales slipped to 8.7 billion cases last year, […]

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