Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. has removed the "Hold my beer and watch this" videos from its Bud Light YouTube page, and the craft brewer that sued over use of the phrase has dropped the legal action. Big Sky Brewing Co. sued Anheuser-Busch in December.
The FDA is conducting new studies on caramel coloring in soft drinks and other foods, though previous research has shown no identifiable health risk. A Consumer Reports study showed impurities formed in some caramel coloring during manufacturing.
Jelly Belly Candy Company paid homage to its German ancestry with a Hefeweizen-inspired ale flavor, and created Draft Beer Jelly Belly jelly beans. The new flavor debuted at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco and ISM in Cologne, Germany.
A proposed deal to allow supermarket wine sales in Tennessee is drawing criticism for trying to exclude big box retailers and convenience stores. Wal-Mart spokeswoman Anne Hatfield said the company is calling for legislation that "does not arbitrarily limit our ability to offer customers the convenience and product assortment they want."
The production of whisky requires maturation in wooden casks for the full development of the finished product’s character. Subtle differences in the casks’ conditioning can produce quite different flavors and aromas that require skillful blending to achieve a consistent product.
A new survey asked 1,500 Americans how they’ll kick-off their game day celebrations. Selecting this year’s MVP in the beverage category proved to be an easy feat; nine out of 10 Americans say they choose to drink soda during the Super Bowl.
SABMiller PLC says demand in emerging markets fueled sales in the third quarter, which ended Dec. 31. Chief Executive Alan Clark says growth in Africa, Latin America and China helped overall revenue grow 4 percent, despite weaknesses in the North American and European markets.
Beam Inc., one of Kentucky's largest bourbon producers, recently was sold to a Japanese holding company in a deal worth approximately $16 billion. CBS reporter Duane Pohlman discusses the acquisition and what it means for American jobs.
AB InBev has agreed to repurchase South Korea's Oriental Breweries from private equity firms for $5.8 billion. InBev never really wanted to part with the leading South Korean brewer, but decided to sell it in 2009 as part of a strategy to reduce debt during the financial crisis.
More and more consumers are concerned that diet drinks and artificial sweeteners may have adverse health effects. The American Beverage Association has responded to consumer concerns by answering five common questions regarding the safety of diet beverages.
PepsiCo has discontinued a line of Gatorade it marketed as "natural." The company said that through "engagement with athletes on their fueling needs, we found that Gatorade Naturals and G2 Naturals did not resonate with this core consumer."
Pepsi and Coke are slugging it out on the most global of stages. With Coca-Cola as an ongoing main sponsor for the World Cup, Pepsi is again launching an attempt to draw attention to its own brand with major figures from the sport — without mentioning the every-four-year event, of course.
Domino's Pizza has signed a new multiyear deal with its existing beverage supplier, Coca-Cola. Domino's President and CEO Patrick Doyle said in a statement on Thursday that Coca-Cola is a terrific fit for its franchisees, workers and customers.
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that tens of millions of Americans are drinking too much alcohol. Researchers are concerned that this amount of drinking could cause damaging health and social problems.
Not all sweet red wine blended with fruits may claim to be genuine sangria. The European Parliament on Tuesday passed legislation requiring tougher geographical labeling rules to establish that true sangria comes from Spain or Portugal.
The San Francisco city attorney and New York state attorney general have joined forces to investigate whether Monster Beverage Corp. is marketing its energy drinks to children. Monster spokeswoman Tammy Taylor said the drinks are not marketed to children and aren't highly caffeinated.
Kentucky bourbon remains authentically American, whiskey insiders maintain — even when some of its distillers answer to foreign companies. The liquor is made almost exclusively in the Bluegrass state, and some master distillers have family ties going as far back as the state's pioneer whiskey-making days.
Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, discusses her company's initiative to shift to more "good for you" snack foods and ramp up the development of new products. Nooyi says that this process has been an extremely difficult transformation.
Beam, the maker of Jim Beam and Maker's Mark bourbons along with other liquor brands, has agreed to be acquired by Japan's Suntory Holdings Ltd. for approximately $13.62 billion. Shares of the spirits maker jumped in Monday premarket trading.
Oregon state officials say liquor prices are not likely to change if the system is privatized, which has been proposed in a ballot initiative. Oregon consumers likely would pay the same prices for alcohol because the fees are not going to change.
German antitrust authorities have fined a group of beer brewers a total of $145 million for illegal price-fixing between 2006 and 2008. Five firms were fined — Bitburger, Krombacher, Veltins, Warsteiner and Barre — along with seven people deemed to be "personally responsible."
PepsiCo gauged response to Qua, the company's first premium bottled water brand, at the Golden Globes last weekend. The bottles were passed out on the red carpet and placed on tables at the show, a way for the company to introduce it to the Hollywood types who appeal to its target audience.
The Supreme Court is getting involved after POM Wonderful sued Coke over the label on a drink marketed under Coke's Minute Maid unit. The high court case involves the interplay of two federal laws involving trademarks and the regulation of nutrition information on product labels.
The London Distillery Company hopes to be the first London whiskey producer in a century to bring the spirit back to liquor stores. A rule change enacted in 1996 made it easier for London producers to compete with Scotch and Irish whiskey.
As a new year begins and consumers return to work, many will be looking for an energy kick. But according to new research, nearly six in 10 Americans who are current energy drink users say they worry about the safety of energy drinks and energy shots.