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Craft spirit growth outpaces craft beer with premium whiskey leading the way

Consumers are more interested in flavor innovation when it comes to on-premise cocktails, according to BMC research. ©iStock/Mindstyle

Craft spirit growth is outpacing that of craft beer in the US, registering a CAGR of 13% and 6% respectively, with premiumization and on-premise alcohol sales being key trends driving its emergence, according to Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC) research.

Hopsteiner operates in nine major regions throughout the world and harvests over 80 varieties of hops. Photo: Hopsteiner

Hopsteiner sees craft brewers’ thirst for new flavors balance with an economical mindset

Somatik cold brew is aiming to be in at least 300 California medical cannabis dispensaries by the end of 2017.

Somatik founder sees a not-too-distant day where cannabis coffee is mainstream

The convenience channel: an opportunity for soft drinks. pic:iStock/oneblink-cj

Britvic eyes up opportunities in ‘vibrant’ soft drinks category

Starbucks latest beverage innovation is a oak barrel-aged whiskey available at its Seattle Roastery.

Starbucks develops a barrel-aged coffee for Seattle Reserve Roastery

Shatavari is rising star in herbal tea, although turmeric & matcha still reign supreme, Pukka exec says

Shatavari is rising star in herbal tea, although turmeric & matcha still reign supreme, Pukka exec says

Imbibe launched SweetSense in response to growing demand for sweet, clean-label beverages. ©iStock/Rawpixel

Clean-label SweetSense developed during ‘critical time’ for beverage industry

We take a look at some new tea products around the globe. Pic:iStock/RedKoalaDesign

What’s hitting the shelves? Spotlight on tea

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RTD tea: A ‘star performer’ with high growth trajectory predicted to continue

Cap'n Crunch Berries beer's flavor is 'still developing', says Somerville Brewing. Pic: Mike Johnson of fest.pics

Somerville Brewing Company spoons in Cap’n Crunch cereal into latest beer recipe

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