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Anheuser-Busch Subsidiary Set for $150 Million Expansion

December 19, 2014 9:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Anheuser-Busch will spend $150 million to expand the facility for its subsidiary, Metal Container Corp., in the St. Louis suburb of Arnold, creating about 70 new jobs and doubling the brewer's aluminum bottle capacity in the United States.

US Food Additives Market to Register Around 7% Growth Until 2019, Report Says

December 18, 2014 1:15 pm | by TechSci Research | News | Comments

Rising consumption of processed and packaged food coupled with increasing inclination towards...

5 Things to Know: Alcohol Calorie Labels on Menus

December 18, 2014 11:25 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Here are five things to know about the Food and Drug Administration's new menu labeling rules,...

Alcohol Calorie Counts to be on Menus by Next Year

December 17, 2014 2:45 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

New menu labeling rules from the Food and Drug Administration will require chain restaurants...

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VIDEO: Starbucks Brews Up Delivery, But Not For Free

December 17, 2014 9:45 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says that the company's upcoming delivery service will be profitable because 'people will pay an additional surcharge for delivery.'                         

Coca-Cola Outlook Falls Short as Consumers Shy Away From Soda

December 17, 2014 9:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Coca-Cola said that it expects earnings growth in 2015 in line with this year's gain, which is short of the company's target. The Atlanta-based company has been struggling with declining soda consumption in the U.S. and other parts of the world.

States Move to Ban Powdered Alcohol

December 17, 2014 8:00 am | by IVAN MORENO, Associated Press | News | Comments

States are moving to ban alcohol in powdered form before the product goes on sale out of concern it will increase underage drinking. The product, called "Palcohol," is touted by its inventor as a convenient way to mix a drink.     

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Woman Who Drank Toxic Tea Settles With Restaurant

December 15, 2014 1:45 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Utah woman has reached a settlement with a Dickey's Barbecue where she unknowingly drank iced tea mixed with chemicals and nearly died. A worker had inadvertently mixed an industrial cleaning solution into an ice tea dispenser at the barbecue chain restaurant. 

VIDEO: Tasting the World's Most Expensive Mulled Wine

December 15, 2014 10:25 am | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Mulled wine is a staple of the festive period for many, but not may will be able to afford this Cinnamoney Spiced Wine. The world's most expensive mulled wine will set you back $75 per glass. The drink includes familiar mulling spices such as cloves, bay leaves and cinnamon sticks.

Photo of the Day: NY Brewery Builds Christmas Tree Out of 300 Kegs

December 12, 2014 1:00 pm | by AP Photo/Democrat & Chronicle, Shawn Dowd | News | Comments

A two-story Christmas tree made of 300 half-barrel beer kegs lights up the sky outside the Genesee Brew House in downtown Rochester, N.Y. The keg tree is trimmed with 600 feet of green lights and topped by a rotating Genesee sign.     

75 Years of Coffee Innovation: White Coffee Corporation Marks Milestone

December 12, 2014 9:35 am | by White Coffee Corporation | News | Comments

Gold or diamond commemoratives should accompany an anniversary this noteworthy. Instead, White Coffee Corporation's goal was to meet its customer's increasing demand for single serve coffees.                

In Crowded Marketplace, Breweries Search For Unique Identities

December 11, 2014 2:30 pm | by TONY KISS, Asheville Citizen-Times | News | Comments

Breweries everywhere are constantly on the lookout for clever names for their products. And it is getting more difficult, with 3,100 craft breweries across the country. After deciding on a name, many breweries search online to see if others have already claimed it. 

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Sale of Oregon Craft Brewery Provokes Backlash Among Fans

December 11, 2014 9:45 am | by JEFF BARNARD, Associated Press | News | Comments

What did the brewers do to provoke such a backlash? Change the hops or yeast? Abandon a favorite ale recipe? No, the furor erupted after 10 Barrel Brewing announced last month that it was being bought by the world's largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Anheuser-Busch Shifts Jobs From St. Louis

December 11, 2014 8:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

One of St. Louis' most prominent corporations plans to shift an undetermined number of jobs to New York as part of a restructuring of its sales and marketing operations. Anheuser-Busch will move some top executives to a U.S. commercial strategy office in New  York.

Chinese Demand For Dairy Products Spurs US Exports

December 10, 2014 1:15 pm | by Suley Muratoglu, Vice President,Tetra Pak Inc. | Articles | Comments

What’s behind this trend, and how can U.S. processors benefit? Milk and cheese are relatively new to the Chinese diet, says Todd Shilk, dairy category manager at Tetra Pak U.S. and Canada, but consumers’ taste for them is growing.   

VIDEO: Meet a Sommelier...For Water

December 10, 2014 12:00 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Martin Riese is the only certified water sommelier in America. Who knew water could be described as sweet, fruity, earthy, salty, bitter, smooth, etc.? As a water sommelier, Riese gets to use his palate to try out the many different waters of the world. 

VIDEO: Women Want Whiskey

December 10, 2014 9:05 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

Some of the most well-known whiskeys today were either founded, owned, managed or saved by women. As Michelle Miller reports, there are even clubs to experience and learn about different whiskeys and whiskey cocktails.        

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Large UK Pub Chain, Heineken Clash Over Beer Cost

December 10, 2014 8:15 am | by SHAWN POGATCHNIK, Associated Press | News | Comments

One of the United Kingdom's biggest pub chains has dropped Heineken products from its 926 properties in a confrontation over the Dutch brewer's demand to sell products at higher prices in the Republic of Ireland.          

Consumer Trends: How Americans Are Enjoying Their Wine

December 9, 2014 2:00 pm | by E. & J. Gallo Winery | News | Comments

As a whole, the survey told us that Americans are enjoying wine more often than ever before by bringing it into dining, entertaining and even the most casual experiences — all while demonstrating an eagerness to experiment with various flavors and formats.

Bud Light Adding Messages to Bottle Labels

December 9, 2014 12:25 pm | by Bud Light | News | Comments

Each of the new bottles of Bud Light will feature a different "Up For Whatever" message on its label that is intended to inspire spontaneous fun, no matter where or when it's enjoyed. Some Bud Light bottles, for example, will be labeled as "The perfect beer for leaving your comfort zone in another time zone."

How Adult Beverage Brands Are Prioritizing Sustainability

December 9, 2014 8:20 am | by Christine LaFave Grace, Technomic, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Two weeks ago, BuzzFeed ran an article with the headline “How Climate Change Will End Wine As We Know It.” The piece discusses how climate change likely will have a significant impact on which wine grapes can be grown where.   

Machine Harvesting May Increase Apple Supply For Hard Cider Market

December 8, 2014 12:50 pm | by American Society for Horticultural Science | News | Comments

Cider, or "hard cider" as it is typically known in the United States, is experiencing a real revival. The fermented apple juice is the fastest growing alcohol market segment in the U.S., boasting a 54 percent increase in production annually from 2007 to 2012. 

VIDEO: Czech Republic Beauty Regimen Includes Bathing in Beer

December 8, 2014 12:30 pm | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

Beer is not just for drinking anymore. ABC's Hamish Macdonald goes inside the spa where a bathtub of hops is part of the beautify regimen in the Czech Republic.                         

Alcohol Sales to Show Modest Growth in 2015

December 8, 2014 8:45 am | by Technomic | News | Comments

In looking at specific adult beverage categories in on-premise channels, Technomic finds the largest category — beer — challenged in terms of volume. BarTAB Report outlines sales growth of 2.3 percent for beer in 2015.      

Research Shows Antioxidant Capacity of Orange Juice is 'Undervalued'

December 5, 2014 1:00 pm | by FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology | News | Comments

The antioxidant activity of citrus juices and other foods is undervalued. A new technique developed by researchers from the University of Granada for measuring this property generates values that are ten times higher than those indicated by current analysis methods. 

VIDEO: Starbucks' New 'Willy Wonka' Of Coffee

December 5, 2014 9:45 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Making a bet that consumers want a unique experience and high-end, expensive coffee, Starbucks is opening a new Roastery in Seattle. CEO Howard Schultz gives Poppy Harlow a tour.                    

BeBevCo Signs License Agreement For KOMA Unwind Relaxation Drink

December 4, 2014 12:40 pm | by Bebida Beverage Company | News | Comments

Bebida Beverage Company, a developer, manufacturer and marketer of relaxation and energy drinks is pleased to announce it has signed a long term license agreement with Sparkling Drink Systems International (SDS), the Global Beverage Solution Provider.

Portland Customers Can Now Order Starbucks Via Mobile

December 4, 2014 11:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Starbucks launched a mobile order-and-pay-ahead option in Portland this week as it prepares to expand the offering nationally over the next year. In major cities, the chain says it plans to offer delivery later in 2015 as well.      

Alcohol Industry Celebrates 81 Years Since the End of Prohibition

December 4, 2014 9:53 am | by Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America | News | Comments

In 1933, the last three of the 36 required states voted to ratify the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ending Prohibition and paving the way for the modern three-tier beverage alcohol system. The alcohol industry today contributes thousands of jobs to state economies.

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