Emerging beverage brands united in their response to the Ventura Country fires by helping to deliver hydration and nutrition to more than 1,100 firefighters battling the blaze. The companies attended the 2017 BevNET Live event in Santa Monica, the largest business conference of new and innovative beverage companies in the country. Hundreds of cases of water, electrolyte beverages and protein drinks being sampled during the annual conference were assembled on Tuesday morning and delivered to responders of the wind-fueled wildfire that has burned more than 65,000 acres.
This week’s episode of Taste Radio features an interview with Chris Hunter, the co-founder of Phusion Projects, best known as the makers of Four Loko. In the interview, Hunter discusses the early days of Four Loko and the company’s focus on branding and merchandising.
Brewbound is pleased to announce speakers for its upcoming Brew Talks meetups, taking place alongside the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver and National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) convention in Las Vegas. The two events give brewers and distributors attending the GABF and NBWA meetings a chance to engage in thought-provoking business discussion alongside their industry peers.
Over 1,700 exhibitors from 80 countries will be showcasing their wares at Drinktec, the world’s largest beverage trade show, taking place this week in Messe Munchen, Germany. An estimated 70,000 visitors from 183 countries are expected to walk 150,000 square meters of the show floor, and more than 40,000 beverage alcohol professionals will be in attendance.
Brewbound is excited to announce that Brew Talks events will be held during the upcoming Great American Beer Festival (GABF) and National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) shows. Brew Talks, Brewbound’s traveling meetup series for beer business professionals, will gather leading industry brewers and distributors for in-depth discussions about the future of the craft beer segment and intimate networking opportunities.
This latest episode of Taste Radio features an in-depth interview with Joth Ricci, a CPG veteran who cut his teeth in the beer business during the early 2000s as the general manager of Columbia Distributing. During his 17-year career in the beverage space, Ricci has served as the CEO of Jones Soda, a managing partner of First Beverage Group and the president of Stumptown Coffee Roasters. He recently took over as the president and CEO of Adelsheim Vineyard, an Oregon-based winery.
On the latest edition of Taste Radio, a weekly podcast for beverage, food and beer professionals produced by BevNET.com, Owl’s Brew co-founder Jennie Ripps discussed how the ZX Ventures investment came to be and explained what it’s like to work alongside the world’s largest beer company. “As an entrepreneur — as a founder — the idea of having more resources, a bigger platform, a partner that’s bigger to associate with is incredibly exciting,” she told BevNET founder and CEO John Craven, who hosted the interview alongside BevNET managing editor Ray Latif.
On this latest episode of Taste Radio, Brewbound assistant editor Justin Kendall and BevNET managing editor Ray Latif talk with Reardon, who also serves as the CEO of Deep Ellum. During the interview, Reardon explains how he got into the craft beer business, discusses his plans for growth and why he thinks Deep Ellum can become a “dominant” regional craft brewery.
On this week’s episode of Taste Radio, BevNET CEO John Craven joins Brewbound editor Chris Furnari for an interview with Craft Brew Alliance CEO Andy Thomas. As the head of one of the largest craft beer companies in the U.S., Thomas oversees a portfolio that includes Kona, Widmer, Redhook and other craft brands. During his segment, Thomas shares insight into topics such as the commercial evolution of the category, the importance of being patient with innovations (and where to find the inspiration to fuel them), and how the proliferation of small craft breweries is challenging companies to cultivate stronger, more unique brand identities.
BevNET, the leading source of information and events for growing beverage, food, and craft beer companies today announced that Mike Schneider has been appointed chief marketing officer (CMO). Schneider is reporting directly to BevNET CEO John Craven.
Former New Belgium Brewing CEO Christine Perich has landed in the non-alcoholic beverage industry. After departing the Colorado-based craft beer company last October, Perich was today announced as the new chief executive officer of World Waters, maker of fast-growing high pressure processed juice brand WTRMLN WTR.
Forbidden Root founder Robert Finkel and 5 Rabbit Cervecería founder Andres Araya will discuss the state of innovation in craft brewing and their experiences operating highly-differentiated craft breweries. A second discussion with Donn Bichsel, Revolution Brewing’s director of sales and marketing, will examine current marketplace trends, increasing competition and struggles that mid-size craft regional brewers are facing as they look to scale their brands.
In this edition of the BevNET Podcast, Chris Furnari, the editor of Brewbound, joins us to discuss his takeaways from the massive, 14,000-attendee Craft Brewers Conference and Brew Expo America, including some of the factors that are enabling massive growth in the craft beer category.
Brewbound is pleased to unveil its entire 2016 events schedule, one that will include six Brew Talks meetups and two full-day Brewbound Session business conferences.