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Anheuser-Busch’s ‘Not-So-Soft Drink’ Enraged 1978 America

Anheuser-Busch’s ‘Not-So-Soft Drink’ Enraged 1978 America

In 1978, the world’s largest beer maker, Anheuser-Busch, befuddled consumers with a new product that wasn’t quite beer, yet wasn’t quite soda. Called Chelsea, the citrus-flavored, carbonated, slightly alcoholic beverage was touted by the company as the “new not-so-soft drink.” Its production was limited and short-lived, but, for a brief while, Chelsea animated and enraged […]

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Island to Island’s Danii Oliver Loves Sours, Says ‘Death to IPAs’

Island to Island’s Danii Oliver Loves Sours, Says ‘Death to IPAs’

Danii Oliver became a brewer out of necessity. The Queens-born, Caribbean-American business owner was looking for healthier, tastier alternatives to fermented beverages when she was pregnant with her first child. So she decided to make them herself. At House of Juice, her first Brooklyn business, Oliver crafts fresh fruit-based juices, smoothies, and kombuchas. Her craft brewery, Island […]

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Rum & Pepsi? How Coca-Cola Won the Cocktail Wars

Rum & Pepsi? How Coca-Cola Won the Cocktail Wars

Among the modern world’s bitterest rivalries (Red Sox versus Yankees, CrossFit versus joy) lies Coca-Cola and Pepsi. The battle spans generations of pop drinkers. Multi-million-dollar marketing campaigns have engendered lifelong Coke loyalists, those who swear by Pepsi, hipster antagonists who insist their brand is RC Cola, and a growing phalanx of the health-conscious who’d just […]

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