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Beverage Industry News & Analysis

Sugar-Brews Fermented Cold-Brewed Sugar

A lot of alcoholic beverages are coming on to the market using “cold-brewed sugar” or “fermented cane sugar” as their alcohol base. But what does that mean exactly?

Commonly referred to in the industry as “sugar-brews,” this type of a base is produced by fermenting sugar from cane, beet, or corn. Sugar-brew is frequently compared to “malt base,” which is fermented barley or grain that has been steeped,...


Spirits industry vet, Todd Geisness, joins BevSource leadership as former President & COO, Janet Johanson, steps into CEO role.

November 30, 2017

We are excited to announce the appointment of Todd Geisness to President. This addition comes as current owner and former President and COO, Janet Johanson, takes on the role of CEO. 

Geisness comes to BevSource with a 20+...

Flavored RTD alcoholic beverages

With growing demand for new options, beverage innovators have reinvented the flavored ready-to-drink (RTD) alcoholic beverage, significantly improving taste and reputation. RTD alcoholic beverages have long used three common bases: malt, spirit, and wine. There has also been an increase in sugar-based alcohol beverages, which we will discuss next month.

Malt Base Malt is partially germinated...

Corn market impact beverages

By Steve McCullough, EVP of Business Development, BevSource

Corn. You grow it, eat it, and drink it daily. It is the base for sweeteners, brewing, and neutral grain spirits. If you’re in the beverage industry, do you know how much corn pricing could affect your bottom line?  If you don’t know the answer, you should be asking yourself the following questions:

How has the corn market...

BevNET LIVE Winter 2017 Sponshorship

For the second year in a row, BevSource will proudly be sponsoring BevNET LIVE Winter in Santa Monica, CA. Known as a forum for industry knowledge and innovation, this two-day conference provides networking opportunities for beverage entrepreneurs, suppliers, distributors, retailers, and investors.

Whether you're looking to forge new partnerships or trying to explore your business options, BevNET is...

Certified for Sport Beverage Certification

Growing concerns about banned substances in sports supplements has more brand owners choosing to have their functional beverages “Certified for Sport” by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF). Athletes and everyday consumers are looking for supplements they can trust as clean with verifiable claims.

The NSF, founded in 1944, is an accredited, independent third-party certification organization that...

Freeze Protection Winter Beverage Logistics

By Chamie Olson, Director of Logistic Services, BevSource

With colder temperatures rolling across North America, it’s time to start thinking about shipping with freeze protection.  If your beverage ships, delivers, or travels through areas with temperatures below 32⁰F (0⁰C), freeze protection is critical.

Methods of Freeze Protection

Freeze protection for Less than...

Beverage Innovators Beverage Development Beverage Operations

Join the conversation happening in our new LinkedIn Group: Beverage Innovators - Development, Operations, & Growth. This group is designed to provide new & experienced beverage visionaries with a platform to share beverage industry knowledge, experiences, news, and trends to help everyone better navigate the complex world of beverage development and operations. 

Natural Caffeine Structure

In 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) deemed synthetic caffeine as an “unsafe food additive” when added to alcohol beverages. This guideline came after a year-long review of alcohol beverage products containing added caffeine. Several companies were forced to dispose of their products (without reimbursement) after being notified that their beverages were a "public health concern" and could no...

Beverage Regulations FDA Fact Panels

One thing often overlooked when developing a new beverage is the difference between having a Supplement or Nutrition Facts Panels. Both have their own set of benefits, drawbacks, and requirements.

Being aware of which one your beverage will require can help you better prepare your sales and marketing strategy for down the road.



The Supplement Facts...