Brad Avery

Brad Avery

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Brad is a Reporter for BevNET.com.

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HOP WTR Pushes East with Constellation Brands’ Backing

HOP WTR Pushes East with Constellation Brands’ Backing

Nootropic-infused sparkling water brand HOP WTR announced last week it has achieved 500% growth in its first full year on the market, with its retail footprint now reaching 17 U.S. states.

Molson Coors Expands La Colombe Nationwide

Molson Coors Expands La Colombe Nationwide

Nearly a year after entering an exclusive 10-year distribution partnership with Philadelphia-based coffee roaster La Colombe, Molson Coors Beverage Company announced this week that it is taking the brand’s RTD coffee products nationwide in the conventional channel and big box accounts, including Kroger, Walmart, Target and HyVee alongside multiple West Coast regional grocers.

Jones Soda Sets Stage to Enter Cannabis Market

Jones Soda Sets Stage to Enter Cannabis Market

Over two years after cannabis industry investment firm SOL Global took a minority stake in Jones Soda, the Seattle-based craft soda maker is finally preparing to launch infused edibles and beverages.

Ohza Closes $4 Million Round Led by CircleUp

Ohza Closes $4 Million Round Led by CircleUp

Ready-to-drink canned cocktail maker Ohza has closed a $4 million funding round led by CircleUp Growth Partners. The financing is expected to help the brand scale nationwide as it partners with distributors such as Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and Breakthru Beverage group.

Non-Alc Brands Look to Create a Category Around Hops

Non-Alc Brands Look to Create a Category Around Hops

When Hoplark HopTea took the stage during BevNET Live’s New Beverage Showdown 16 in December 2018, founder and CEO Dean Eberhardt said he believed he was helping to found a new category for non-alcoholic hops-infused beverages. Three years later, the industry seems to finally be catching up.

Spindrift Goes Hard with Spiked Sparkling Water Line

Spindrift Goes Hard with Spiked Sparkling Water Line

Spindrift is going hard. The Newton, Massachusetts-based premium sparkling water brand announced today the launch of Spindrift Spiked, a hard seltzer line rolling out to stores next month. Similar to the brand’s core non-alcoholic products, the new line is made with real fruit juice and contains alcohol fermented from cane sugar with a 4% ABV.

VPX-Owned Brand Quash Seltzer Sues PepsiCo

VPX-Owned Brand Quash Seltzer Sues PepsiCo

VPX Pharmaceuticals took its legal battle against PepsiCo to a second front this week as VPX-aligned company Quash Seltzer LLC filed a lawsuit alleging the conglomerate has threatened its prospective distribution partners out of doing business.

Monster Unveils 2021 Product Slate But No Hard Seltzer Yet

Monster Unveils 2021 Product Slate But No Hard Seltzer Yet

Defying the predictions of many industry analysts, Monster Beverage Corporation offered no official confirmation of nor announcement for its rumored alcoholic hard seltzer product during its 2021 Virtual Investors Meeting on Thursday.

Bang Counters PepsiCo Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit

Bang Counters PepsiCo Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit

As VPX Pharmaceuticals seeks to end its distribution agreement with PepsiCo in court, the Florida-based maker of Bang energy drink has filed a response in opposition to the soda giant’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit.

Bang’s Breakup With Pepsi Moves to Court

Bang’s Breakup With Pepsi Moves to Court

VPX Sports, the maker of Bang Energy, is seeking an injunction against PepsiCo to stop it from making threats to its customers and wholesale distributors, as the two companies’ dispute over a long-term distribution contract moves into the legal phase.