Beverage Industry Insights

 Ingredient & Packaging Broker Beverage Business

By Tim Matheson, Purchasing Manager, BevSource

How you find, vet, and negotiate with raw material manufacturers can become a strong competitive advantage for your beverage. There are hundreds of ways to approach this opportunity, and there’s a strong case to be made for working... Read more »

Masq Fusions: Building A Better-for-You Alcoholic Beverage Brand

Few people understand the expansive breadth of alcoholic beverages on the market better than someone whose family is rooted in the alcohol wholesaling business. Yet, even after seeing all the innovation in beer, wine, liquor, and seltzer, Brad Parkes, whose father has been a wholesaler for Anheuser Busch... Read more »

Beverage Sensory Testing Beer

By Hannah Krieg, Lab Manager at The Lab--Powered by BevSource

When you create a beverage, you are crafting a sensory experience for your customers. While our senses of sight, sound, taste, hearing, and touch seem subjective, they can be measured by applying specific methods, techniques, and... Read more »

Hard Seltzer Alcohol Base

Although it is often categorized as a flavored malt beverage (FMB) or a beer, Nielsen uncovered that 60% of U.S. hard seltzer buyers consider hard seltzer as its own category and fewer than 10% think of it as a ‘type’ of beer. The truth is, there are different methods for making a hard seltzer, and the... Read more »

Boomerang Energy Drink Breakthrough Series

Donald Pearson started Boomerang in 2016 to bring more transparency and quality to energy drinks. Boomerang’s transition from a successful powdered supplement to an expanding energy drink shows the power of a disciplined and principled approach to building a lasting beverage brand. 

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craft beer beverage trends 2021

By Matt Hall, Director of Innovation and Pilot Services, The Lab--Powered by BevSource

It’s been a year of challenges and change for craft breweries. Despite the difficulties, brewers are doing what they do best—creating and releasing innovative beverages that keep... Read more »

Staying on Top Alcoholic Beverage Regulatory Compliance

By Alex Cunningham, Compliance Lead Specialist, BevSource

On top of managing the marketing, sales, production, and delivery of products, companies manufacturing alcoholic beverages in the U.S. also need to ensure they are following all of the guidelines outlined by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and... Read more »

Blue Norther Hard Seltzer Texas Beverage Breakthrough

With all of the noise in the hard seltzer market right now, can a new startup stand out? Despite COVID-19’s impact on production timelines and marketing opportunities, Blue Norther went from a new seltzer idea to a growing brand with more than 250 points of distribution in just a year and a half. Here’s... Read more »

Innovation in Energy Drinks and Esports

The energy drink category is evolving, maturing, and still growing. According to Mordor Intelligence, the global energy drinks market is forecasted to grow with a CAGR of 7.1% during the forecast period (2020 - 2025). Where is the growth coming from, and what’s on the horizon for the next generation of energy... Read more »

Confused Terms Beverage Industry

The beverage industry has become more advanced and sophisticated with each new development. From sourcing to production, compliance and logistics, there is a lot to learn as you plan and manage each area of your beverage business. 

Over our more than 16 years of helping beverage... Read more »