For beverage makers, a pandemic can dilemma

Sep 3, 2020
Large beverage makers and small brewing companies are vying for aluminum cans.
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Why clear ice is becoming a cocktail standard

Jul 23, 2019
The new-age flourish is made by pushing impurities and air out while the ice is being formed.
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Scotch eyes new markets amid stiff competition

Jul 5, 2019
The traditional "water of life" is facing threats from potential U.S. tariffs on top of global competition.
Glass of Scotch Whiskey orange juice alcohol cocktail with swirled orange peel and smoking cinnamon sticks. (Photo by: Natasha Breen/REDACO/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

Is there a sweet spot for sugary drink taxes?

May 28, 2019
National Bureau of Economic Research figures show a national tax of between 1 and 2.5 cents per ounce of drink would save society $7 billion per year.
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Bars without booze for the sober and "sober-curious"

Mar 28, 2019
They're popping up across the country.
"Mocktail" bars are popping up across the country.
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Keurig and Dr Pepper aim for smooth, sweet merger

Jan 29, 2018
Keurig Green Mountain, the single-serve coffee pod maker, announced today that it will be merging with Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a deal worth an estimated $20 billion. Merging the hot and cold beverage brands will give a big boost to Keurig’s distribution network here in the U.S.  Click the audio player above to hear […]

The craft beer industry may be a model for us all

Jan 25, 2018
The business is booming. And the reason may have to do with regulations.
The number of breweries in the U.S. expanded by a factor of six between 2008 and 2016, says Derek Thompson of The Atlantic.
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Our unquenchable thirst for bottled water

Jul 21, 2017
The solution could be as close as your kitchen tap.
There’s a question about whether Americans are getting a more healthful liquid from bottles than taps.
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