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Black Momma Beverage Industry

George Strait launches Special Edition Double Barrel Rosa-Reposado

Topo Chico Hard Seltzer to go nationwide in 2022

Molson Coors Beverage Co., Chicago, announces Topo Chico Hard Seltzer will officially expand product distribution nationwide starting January 2022. Building on its launch footprint of nine states and seven metro areas, Topo Chico Hard Seltzer will its lineup of exotic flavors to consumers in all 50 states.

Chrissy Metz launches new wine brand

Pepsi Trash Talk encourages consumers talk trash, recycle

Pepsi, a brand of Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo, launched Pepsi Trash Talk, an interactive sustainability platform aimed at teaching consumers the ins and outs of recycling, with the help of an all-star lineup of trash talking NFL athletes. A series of mini public service announcements (PSAs) feature pro players in all their competitive glory ― taking the trash talk from the field to the recycling bin.

7-Eleven stores celebrate the most cheugy season of all

7-Eleven, Irving, Texas, announced its fall lineup of pumpkin-flavored coffee drinks. The Pumpkin Spice Latte obsession became a cultural phenomenon that is celebrated earlier and earlier each year and recently, has become something most would consider cheugy.

Snyder's of Hanover, Captain Lawrence Brewing release seasonal beer

To kick off Oktoberfest festivities, Snyder's of Hanover and Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. reunited to blend the iconic flavor of Snyder's of Hanover slow-baked traditional German style pretzels with Captain Lawrence's craft beers to create SnyderBier, the first-ever Snyder's of Hanover pretzel beer collection. Consumers can visit SnyderBier.com to purchase a 16-ounce, four-pack of the two unique flavors, Märzen and Frücht, while supplies last.

Sokol Blosser adds 2 new box wines to Evolution line

Sokol Blosser Winery, Dundee Hills, Ore., is adding to its line box wines with two new 1.5-liter boxes of Evolution Chardonnay and Evolution Big Time Red.

Stella Artois introduces alcohol-free option

Stella Artois, a brand of St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch, introduced Stella Artois Liberté, a new 0.0% non-alcohol beer option.

Heather Rae Young, TRU Supplements partner on new release

On the heels of their most recent collaboration's success, media personality, entrepreneur and star of the Netflix show “Selling Sunset” Heather Rae Young is partnering with TRU Supplements, Los Angeles, for a second time. The duo developed TRU Hydrate Cucumber Melon, a drink mix designed to create a revitalizing beverage, it says. 

Anheuser-Busch announces new US commercial structure

St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch announced enhancements to its U.S. commercial leadership team to further support the company's consumer-first commercial strategy. The new commercial leadership team brings more than 60 years of combined experience building brands and driving growth in the U.S. and other markets worldwide.

Boston Beer releases Bevy Long Drink featuring malt base

The Boston Beer Co., Boston, announced the launch of Bevy Long Drink, a new, refreshing beverage inspired by the national cocktail of Finland, the Long Drink. Bevy Long Drink will hit shelves in early November in two flavors: Sparkling Citrus Refresher and Sparkling Berry Refresher.

Essentia Water unveils 2 Gallon Box packaging

Essentia Water, Bothell, Wash., introduced a large format offering of its ionized alkaline water: the Essentia Water 2 Gallon Box. Developed in response to increased consumer demand for larger format options, the 2 Gallon Box does not compromise on taste or hydration and is a more sustainable alternative to single-use bottles, the company says.

SweetWater Brewing releases Non-Dairy Almond Milk Stout

SweetWater Brewing Co. LLC, Atlanta, launched Non-Dairy Almond Milk Stout, a fresh take on classic dairy milk stouts packed with bold flavors, but with a unique twist, the company says.

2021 Wholesaler of the Year: Republic National Distributing Company
As a premier wine and spirits wholesaler, Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) has built an organization that supports not only the needs of its suppliers and customers, but also the communities it serves.

Bud Light Seltzer Fall Flannel variety pack arrives

Bud Light Seltzer, a brand of St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch, is introducing its new limited-edition Bud Light Seltzer Fall Flannel variety pack. The Fall Flannel variety pack features three new fall-inspired flavors along with fan-favorite Apple Crisp, brought back for a limited time only from last year’s Ugly Sweater pack.

evian, Rothy’s partner for collection made from water bottles

Danone’s evian water and Rothy's announced a new partnership to repurpose evian water bottles collected this September into a limited-edition, tennis-inspired capsule collection created by Rothy's.

National Restaurant Association releases mid-year supplement update

The National Restaurant Association, Washington, D.C., released a mid-year supplement to the 2021 State of the Restaurant Industry Report, which illustrates the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the restaurant industry. 

Prebiotic soda Poppi announces latest investment round

Prebiotic soda brand Poppi, Dallas, announced a round of investment from some of pop culture’s most notable personalities. 

Trinchero Family Estates, Tenuta Regaleali partner in US

Trinchero Family Estates (TFE), St. Helena, Calif., announced that Tenuta Regaleali is partnering with TFE as the portfolio's sales and marketing partner in the United States, effective immediately.

Coca-Cola encourages recycling with free rides through Lime partnership

Coca-Cola, a brand of Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co., announced a partnership with Lime, the world’s leading provider of shared electric vehicles, to reward people who are committed to recycling. To celebrate the nationwide availability of Coca-Cola Sip Sized bottles made from 100% recycled plastic material (rPET), not including the bottles’ cap and label, the companies are offering more than 40,000 free bike or e-scooter rides to people who purchase and pledge to recycle their 13.2-ounce 100% rPET Coca-Cola bottles.

MTN DEW turns to sister brand for latest innovation

MTN DEW tapped fellow PepsiCo brand, CHEETOS, to unlock the cult-favorite taste of FLAMIN' HOT to create the first-ever beverage combining the sweet, citrus DEW with a new spicy goodness, the company says.

LALA brand releases dessert-inspired yogurt smoothies, cremas

Dallas-based LALA U.S. Inc. announced that dessert-inspired yogurt smoothies and cremas are the newest addition to the LALA brand of fresh dairy products. The new products include three flavors of dessert yogurt smoothies and two flavors of fruit and crema desserts.

Yuengling beers hit shelves across Texas market

The Yuengling Co., Pottsville, Pa., announced that the brand's flagship beers are officially available across Texas.

Chris Paul invests in plant-based beverage company Koia

NBA All-Star Chris Paul continues to pursue his plant-based mission with a financial investment in Los Angeles-based Koia, leaders in 100% plant-based nutrition shakes. This investment furthers Paul's goal of providing better access for healthy foods to all and promoting the benefits he personally experiences from a plant-based lifestyle.

PepsiCo announces ‘Net Water Positive’ commitment

PepsiCo Inc., Purchase, N.Y., announced its ambition to become "Net Water Positive" by 2030, aiming to replenish more water than the company uses, which would place it among the most water-efficient food or beverage manufacturers operating in high-risk watersheds.

Health-Ade announces acquisition, growth financing

Health-Ade, Los Angeles, announced that long-standing partner First Bev has acquired a controlling stake in the company. The deal also is backed by powerhouse investors including Manna Tree, a Vail, Colo.-based investment firm committed to improving human health through nutrition.

Dr Pepper reveals FANtastic Chocolate variety

Dr Pepper, a brand of Keurig Dr Pepper, announced consumers now can access their latest exclusive indulgence: FANtastic Chocolate. The combination of Dr Pepper and chocolate is an extra sweet treat that is available for a limited-time offering, while supplies last.

Manhattan Beer Distributors adds Class 8 electric trucks to fleet

Volvo Trucks North America, Greensboro, N.C., delivered its first Class 8, battery-electric regional hauling truck on the East Coast to customer Manhattan Beer Distributors.

Boston Beer, PepsiCo team up for new HARD MTN DEW offering

Boston-based The Boston Beer Co. and PepsiCo, Purchase, N.Y., announced plans to enter a business collaboration to produce HARD MTN DEW alcoholic beverage. The partnership unites Boston Beer's world-class innovation and expertise in alcohol beverages with one of PepsiCo's most iconic and beloved brands.

REBBL expands plant-based portfolio with 2 new lines

Emeryville, Calif.-based REBBL, a plant-based functional beverage brand founded to make a positive social impact and uphold human rights, is making health-conscious soda and a functional coffee solution with the launch of two new product lines: REBBL POP, a sparkling functional soda, and REBBL Stacked Coffee, a plant-powered cold-brew with additional health benefits.


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