Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Dec 29, 2023

What can BevNET and NOSH’s most-read news stories of 2023 inform us about the coming year? The hosts reflected on the sites’ top viewed articles from the past 12 months – including White Claw’s upcoming launch of a non-alcoholic line, the Erewhon NYC pop-up that never was and controversy over a kratom-infused shot brand – and what impact the news may have on trends, innovation and emerging categories in 2024. 

Show notes:

0:35: B-Ball Brad. Mainstreaming Ultra. Who’s Gonna Drink That? Controversial Kratom. – Mike’s quick break from his soccer-themed brunch inspired us to learn more about Brad’s lifetime Celtics’ fandom. The hosts spoke about a news story that is featured in two of NOSH’s top 10 most read articles of 2023 before kicking the tires on White Claw 0%, who will be the likely consumers of the beverage and whether its arrival will be a boon to the emerging market for alcohol-alternative drinks. They also discussed the launch of a new entrepreneur-led venture fund, and the controversy surrounding the functional ingredient kratom and how a high-profile lawsuit is shaping its future.

Brands in this episode: White Claw, Aura Bora, Liquid Death, Luna Bay, Per Se, Ghia, Melati, Bonbuz, De Soi, Calexo, Drippy, Magic Cactus, Vital Proteins, Koia, Skinny Pop, Birch Benders, Cooper Spirits, Sweet Leaf Tea, Perfect Snacks, Feel Free