BevNET 2016 Santa Monica

BevNET 2016 Santa Monica

I can’t believe a week has already passed since we were in Santa Monica. What a great experience. We met so many kind, smart, and energetic people at the conference. The beverage industry is super fun and we are excited to be a part of it.

The journey to the BevNET Showdown, was challenging, nerve wrecking, and exciting, but one that was totally worth it. It’s true, the harder you work to succeed the sweeter it tastes.  On paper the challenge seemed like a cake walk; a 2 minute video, a 2 minute elevator pitch, and a 5 minute presentation. Once we dug in to prepare for each pitch we learned it was not as easy as it seemed. Its crazy how much times goes in to each task.

We submitted our video and a few days later we found out we were chosen to compete against 14 other amazing new beverage companies. We were thrilled! Time to get to work. Next on the list, was a two minute pitch; elevator style. Think “Shark Tank.” So much to say in just two minutes. Day by day we whittled down our pitch until it was perfect.  Then we moved on to the five minute pitch, utilizing the same process. Next on the list was creating the slide shows for out two pitches and memorize, memorize, memorize.

Off to California we went with high expectations. We were excited, nervous, and anxious. Excited for the opportunity, nervous to speak in front of seasoned execs, and anxious for the critiques they would offer. What if they didn’t love our product as much as we do? Kind of scary to bare everything out in the open.

Once I got up on stage I felt a calm come over me. I was talking about a product I believe in and love..my product. The two-minute pitch was over in the blink of an eye. Now time for the feed back.

 

Jeremy Faa, SVP & General Manager for Craft Beverages, Coca-Cola North America, said “I really like this product, its great tasting, only 5-10 calories, no added sugar. It’s something that has a lot of appeal and a lot of potential and that probiotics are definitely on trend.” He also said “I like the name its strong and interesting as well.”

John Craven, Founder & CEO of BevNET said, “I like it a lot.  It’s very light and refreshing.”

With such great feedback it gave us confidence that we would make it to the next round. After the pitch I was interviewed, which was exciting, and then we played the waiting game until they named the finalist. Mother Beverage was moving on to the finals! Now the pressure was really on.  Now back to the hotel room to nail down our five-minute pitch.  We practiced all night like crazy. Losing wasn’t an option.

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Since we didn’t pitch until mid afternoon, we were able enjoy the conference and hear a lot of great people speak, and watch our competition pitch their brands.  We really enjoyed hearing Jody Levy from WTRMLN WTR speak on branding. She shared a ton of great info. I’ll post a link below to check it out.

We also had a chance to sample a ton of great new beverages and speak with a bunch of really awesome people that were just as excited about our product as we were. To me that is the most rewarding part of it all!

When our turn came we knew we had our work cut out for us, but we were confident and ready to shine. When we got up on stage that same calm came over me and we just shared our passion for Mother Beverage. The presentation was awesome and we were ready for the feedback.   

 

This time the judges gave more in depth feedback, all of which was very positive, or very insightful as to where we can become stronger.

Kimberly Paige, VP Marketing & Innovation, VEB (Venture & Emerging Brands) Coca-Cola, was a big fan of apple cider vinegar and said, “We were tapping into this global ancient wisdom but in such a modern way that I’m really excited about it.” She also commented on our packaging saying, “I think the simplicity of it end to end, the flavor descriptors that you have I think it’s just really well done.”

Another Judge Nicole Fry, Managing Partner, First Beverage Group said, “we were smart” in regards to building our own producing facility and said, “it was impressive we took that step first”. She also said “I love the brand name. I think its brilliant.”

She did mention that we need to highlight on the front of the bottle that each drink contains 2 tbls of ACV, which is something we have been discussing. We agree that it will go a long way in educating the consumer as to what our product is all about. Overall, it was a great experience to get the feedback from the judges.

After presenting we had 2 hours, what seemed to be two years, before they announced the winner. When Mother Beverage was announced the winner it kind of felt like movie. I mean it’s not everyday that you get to receive a giant check on stage in front of a bunch of people. It was awesome! We felt so blessed to have won and been part of such a wonderful experience. Thank you BevNET for hosting this event and naming us the “Best New Beverage Winter 2016”.

Check out this great article BevNET wrote about our win. Thanks and keep checking back for more updates. Cheers to your health!

http://www.bevnet.com/news/2016/mother-takes-new-beverage-showdown-12-title

Branding – Jody Levy

https://youtu.be/YbbHSHPcau

Happy Healthy Life

Happy Healthy Life

A little over 5 years ago, I really started to take an interest in my health. I have always been very active and never had issues with my weight, thanks to my metabolism, but my diet was not the best. Like a lot of other college students I ate a lot of pizza, fast food, and burgers, and as long as I wasn't overweight I was ok with it. It wasn't until I met Allison, now my wife and genius behind our beverage, that my eyes were really opened up to eating healthy. I didn't change overnight, but the more I focused on my diet the better I felt, and the more productive my workouts were. From that point forward eating clean and focusing on a well balanced diet was now a lifestyle for me. I am constantly seeking new and more effective way to keep my body running its best. 

 

When I first started using apple cider vinegar, as most of you know, the taste was pretty rough, but the results were awesome. Each person seems to have a different story as to why they started using ACV as part of their daily regiment, and how it helped them; Hence the plethora of blog posts. I'm no different, but these 3 specific reasons are why I use ACV as part of my daily diet.  

1. Promotes Digestive Health

Apple cider vinegar is considered to be both a probitotic and a prebiotic. It replenishes the friendly bacteria in your gut (probiotic), as well as stimulates the growth of the friendly bacteria already present in your body (prebiotic). Beneficial bacteria helps to predigest essential nutrients in foods, supplements, and liquids more efficiently.

2. Balances the PH in your body

Even though vinegar is acidic, when we take apple cider vinegar it has an alkaline effect in our bodies. The fact that apple cider vinegar causes our pH levels to become more alkaline could play a large part in it’s curative properties. It also reacts to some toxins in our bodies, converting them into less toxic substances. Our bodies need a slightly alkaline pH balance to be healthy.

3. Promotes Weight Loss

A study in obese individuals showed that daily vinegar consumption led to reduced belly fat, waist circumference, lower blood triglycerides and weight loss over a 12 week period of time. So don't expect to see results over night.  I recommend an exercise regiment, 3-4x a week, to help speed the process up :) Bottom line - studies suggest that vinegar can increase feeling of fullness and help you eat 200-270 less calories per day! That's more than 10% of the daily suggested caloric intake.

15mL (1 tbsp): Lost 2.6 lbs.

30mL (2 tbsp): Lost 3.7 lbs

Implement ACV for 30 days and see what it can do for you!

Cheers to your health!

~ Stephen Ellsworth

 

 

It's Been Too Long

It's Been Too Long

A big hello from Mother Beverage! Things have been moving at light speed, and now that the dust is settling a bit we want to give you all an update on what has been going on.

Where to begin? Mother Beverage has officially found a place to call home.  Just last week we signed on the dotted line, and got ourselves a warehouse, located just 20 minutes north of downtown Dallas. From now on, this is where all the magic will happen.  We will be producing, bottling, and distributing out of this location. We officially move in on October 1st, and we can't wait to get our facility set up.  It will be so nice to have a designated place to work.  Right now we are installing hand-washing sinks, 3 compartment sinks, trench drains, and etc to make sure that our facility is up to code. Our warehouse will be set up similarly to a nano craft brewery with inductor tanks, brite tanks and a cold room. This will really help speed up bottling, and allow us to produce enough for the retail locations we are working with. Pretty exciting stuff.

Our Brite Tank is almost complete!

Our Brite Tank is almost complete!

Right now we have hundreds of gallons of infusions going at the moment.  It took nearly 1,500 lbs of produce and lots of helping hands to get this batch ready to go.  Cutting all the produce gave us all some new found respect for all the line chefs out there. Once everything is all said and done, this batch should yield about 25K bottles!  

After just one week, the batches are looking great.  As you can see, we have a nice and healthy "mother" forming on the top of the infusions, ensuring that each bottle will be loaded with ACV goodness.

The "mother"

The "mother"

We have also received our nutritional panels back.  We are ecstatic about the results! Our beverages are 100% guilt free. 

Our next round of labels will have all the nutritional info on there as well as a few other cool changes. We are playing around with the idea of getting our labels screen printed directly on the bottle as opposed to printing actual labels.  We think they are looking great, and we won't have to worry about the air bubbles when putting the labels on.

Things are really coming along, and we couldn't be happier with all the support and positive feedback that we have received. We are so excited for the opportunity to be able to share our product we love so much with all of you. Thank you for reading and following us along our journey.

  

So Little to Do and So Much Time...Wait

So Little to Do and So Much Time...Wait

The week has come and gone in the blink of an eye.  So much to do and so little time.  Our biggest challenge right now is production.  We have had such great reception online and through the farmers market, that keeping up with the demand has its challenges.  Its a really great problem to have, but hopefully in the very near future we can scale so that it won't be so time consuming.  Working full time, and bottling in the evenings makes for long days, but I wouldn't have it any other way.  We feel very blessed for this opportunity.

The Dallas Farmers Market has been very good to us so we plan on making it our home on the weekends for quite some time. Typically you will find us there on Saturdays and Sundays, but this week we will only be there on Saturday.  So if you are planning on stopping by, be sure to come on Saturday. Also, we have also been asked to participate in some other markets in Texas, so be sure to check in to see when and where we will be each weekend! 

We love the Dallas Farmers Market, and our loyal customers, but we are excited to spread our wings and meet some new faces.  It's so awesome to meet so many different people each and every weekend. It really makes the markets so much fun!

This past weekend, we have had several people approach us about carrying our product, or wanting to work together.  Just this past week we were able to put together an order for Farm to Fork in Arlington, TX.  If you're in the area go and check them out, grab a tasty drink and see what other goodies they have.  Their butcher shop is to die for.  We are also working with a few other natural grocers at the moment, so we will let you know when we roll out in other locations.  

Last but not least, we would like to thank you all for your support! 

 

We Missed You

We Missed You

Another weekend is upon us, and you know what that means!  Mother Beverage will be set up at the Dallas Farmers Market this Saturday and Sunday, July 16-17th, doing what we do best.  If you are in the area we would love to have you by for some great conversation and lovely refreshment. The market is under a steel structure, so there is plenty of shade, and a nice breeze to keep you comfortable during these hot days! Also, did we mention we sell ice cold and ridiculously refreshing beverages? They are perfect to help keep you cool in this weather, and wash down all those delicious treats you collect from the other vendors.  Your body, especially your tummy, will thank you.

We hope to see you there! 

 

Dallas Farmers Market

920 S Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201

A Weekend in the Books!

A Weekend in the Books!

What a fun weekend!  As you may know, this past weekend marked the official launch of our ACV beverage, starting with our online launch on Friday, followed by our Farmers Market debut on Saturday.  We had a blast seeing the orders come in online and getting them ready to send off. Saturday came quickly with all we had to do to get ready, but being there at the farmers market made it all worth while.  It was so nice to be outside and talk with people about our beverage. We had the opportunity to meet so many people from various backgrounds, and hear what they had to say about ACV, and why they found it to be so beneficial.  We also met a lot of folks that had heard of ACV, but weren't familiar with health benefits, so it was fun to educate those people about a product we are so passionate about.  ACV has helped us in so many ways, that we just want to spread the wealth.

All in all the farmers market was a success, and we can't wait to be back there this weekend! We sold more than anticipated, and had lots of really great feedback! It's so rewarding to see people genuinely excited about our product; something we have worked so hard on over the past year.  It has re-energize us, helped us to forget all the set backs all the way, and helped to refocus our vision for our brand.  We still have a long road ahead of us, but we are enthused with how things have gone thus far.  

Again, we are so thankful for all of your support, and being our #1 fans.  Quite simply we couldn't do it without you!

All the Best from Mother Beverage! 

Are you ready to try Mother Beverage?

Are you ready to try Mother Beverage?

We are proud to say, that today, Friday July 8th at 9:00 am CST our delicious beverages will be available online!  We offer shipping nation wide, and personal local deliveries around the Dallas area.  

FREE LOCAL DELIVERY TO THE AREA ABOVE IN BLUE

FREE LOCAL DELIVERY TO THE AREA ABOVE IN BLUE

On Saturday July 9th, we will have a booth set up at the Dallas Farmers Market from 8 am to 5 pm, so be sure to come check us out and show us some love!  We would love to see you! 

 

DALLAS FARMERS MARKET

920 S HARWOOD ST, DALLAS, TX 75201

We are so grateful for all the support that we have had along the way.  There have been so many challenges to overcome, and we couldn't have done it without you! So thank you for being awesome!

If there are any locations that you would like to see our product sold at, or have any questions or comments, send us a message on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or just email or call us!

We will keep you posted on where you can find us, and make sure to check back so you don't miss out on all the great things to come.  

Cheers!

 

WE ARE BOTTLING

WE ARE BOTTLING

Mother Beverage is excited to announce that we are finally bottling our drink. After months of hard work and plenty of ups and downs we are finally here! Soon you will be able to purchase online or directly from us within the Dallas area at various Farmers Markets; oh and did we mention that we do home deliveries.  We will keep you posted on when and where we will be, so make sure to stayed tuned.  If you want to see our drink somewhere else let us know and we will try our best to make it happen! 

We are so exciting to share this amazing beverage with you. We have poured our heart sweat and tears into it, not literally, but seriously, we hope that you enjoy it as much as we do.  It has turned out better than we could have even imaged!  So cheers; from our family to yours! 

      With each passing day, we are one day closer to our product launch.  It has been a busy process building our company from the ground up, but it's one that has been both exciting and rewarding.  Each day we are blessed with many opportunities to learn something new.  The past few weeks have been crazy trying to sort out a few issues, mostly concerned with scaling our processes, like carbonation, finding a cost effect purified water source, and label application.  When you make a few bottles here and there, things are easy, but as you can imagine, when bottling upwards of 2,500 units the process becomes quite different. As we grow we will be able to use fillers to help in this process, but until we reach that level, we will be doing it all by hand. :)  Carbonation. What to say about that. This "simple" step has caused more than one issue, to say the least, and has left me asking myself over and over; "Now why are we carbonating this?"  We could have been selling our drink for months now had we bottled without it... but the overall product just wasn't as good. The carbonation makes it exciting, more energetic, and overall more refreshing and enjoyable to drink,  It's not in our nature to cut corners, so forward we pressed.  To start we purchased a soda stream.  It works great, but on a larger scale not so much.  We went to our local home-brew shop to pick their brain for some advice on the best way to make large amounts of seltzer water.  They recommended we buy a kegging system (keg, C02 tank, and tubing) set it up, and fill the keg with water. This didn't work, so we packed it up and brought it back.  After digging a bit deeper, we realized that most every bar has seltzer water on tap.  That's what we needed so we set out on a mission to get one for ourselves; an industrial grade carbonator that is. We called up our local restaurant supplier, placed and order, and bam, we were good to go.      



  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
                    
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
                    
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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     Our next step was to get a large supply of purified water that didn't cost an arm and a leg.  It's crazy how the simplest of things, such as purified water, can add so most cost to each bottle.  After a few phone calls, and a bit of research we decided to purchase a reverse osmosis water filter, think Dasani water, to solve our problems.        

  
     
    
       
        
           
                
           
        

        

       
    
     
  


     A few days later, the system was at the house, and we were in business. The water tastes great, and will pay for itself after filling 1,000 bottles. Can't beat that!      

  
     
    
       
        
           
                
           
        

        

       
    
     
  


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     While we bottle, our labels are off at the printing shop.  They should be back the first or second week of May. We are excited to get our samples back and see how they are looking.  We had to slightly alter the colors a bit due to the printing process, but I'm happy that Danny at  Cut Pak  brought it to our attention before we started printing.  The final colors look great, and an expensive and time consuming mistake was avoided. Wish us luck in the weeks ahead as we will be busy busy busy getting these bottles to market. We will keep you posted on when they will be available for purchase.  You will be able to do so on our website, and we will ship these handcrafted bottles of goodness right to your door step! Until then... Happy Healthy Living. 

With each passing day, we are one day closer to our product launch.  It has been a busy process building our company from the ground up, but it's one that has been both exciting and rewarding.  Each day we are blessed with many opportunities to learn something new.  The past few weeks have been crazy trying to sort out a few issues, mostly concerned with scaling our processes, like carbonation, finding a cost effect purified water source, and label application.  When you make a few bottles here and there, things are easy, but as you can imagine, when bottling upwards of 2,500 units the process becomes quite different. As we grow we will be able to use fillers to help in this process, but until we reach that level, we will be doing it all by hand. :)

Carbonation. What to say about that. This "simple" step has caused more than one issue, to say the least, and has left me asking myself over and over; "Now why are we carbonating this?"  We could have been selling our drink for months now had we bottled without it... but the overall product just wasn't as good. The carbonation makes it exciting, more energetic, and overall more refreshing and enjoyable to drink,  It's not in our nature to cut corners, so forward we pressed.

To start we purchased a soda stream.  It works great, but on a larger scale not so much.  We went to our local home-brew shop to pick their brain for some advice on the best way to make large amounts of seltzer water.  They recommended we buy a kegging system (keg, C02 tank, and tubing) set it up, and fill the keg with water. This didn't work, so we packed it up and brought it back.  After digging a bit deeper, we realized that most every bar has seltzer water on tap.  That's what we needed so we set out on a mission to get one for ourselves; an industrial grade carbonator that is. We called up our local restaurant supplier, placed and order, and bam, we were good to go. 

Our next step was to get a large supply of purified water that didn't cost an arm and a leg.  It's crazy how the simplest of things, such as purified water, can add so most cost to each bottle.  After a few phone calls, and a bit of research we decided to purchase a reverse osmosis water filter, think Dasani water, to solve our problems.  

A few days later, the system was at the house, and we were in business. The water tastes great, and will pay for itself after filling 1,000 bottles. Can't beat that!

Now the real work can begin; bottling. 

While we bottle, our labels are off at the printing shop.  They should be back the first or second week of May. We are excited to get our samples back and see how they are looking.  We had to slightly alter the colors a bit due to the printing process, but I'm happy that Danny at Cut Pak brought it to our attention before we started printing.  The final colors look great, and an expensive and time consuming mistake was avoided. Wish us luck in the weeks ahead as we will be busy busy busy getting these bottles to market. We will keep you posted on when they will be available for purchase.  You will be able to do so on our website, and we will ship these handcrafted bottles of goodness right to your door step! Until then... Happy Healthy Living. 

There's a Light at the End of The Tunnel

There's a Light at the End of The Tunnel

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.  I've always used this quote as a source of motivation when things don't go my way. As I mentioned in an earlier post, we have been running into some issues trying to find a bottle.  After some deliberation, we reluctantly decided to move forward using a standard soda bottle, but we were moving forward nonetheless. We ordered some samples and put them to the test.  We filled them, capped them, and placed the bottles at different temperatures to see how they would respond.  We were almost certain that we would have some issues, but to our surprise, there weren't any!   Finally, we had found a bottle that worked! 

Now that we found a bottle, we knew we had a bit of design work to tackle. We really liked our labels for the square bottles, so we started there. We resized, reorganized, deleted, added, changed fonts; you name it and we tried it.  Nothing was working out so we started from scratch.  I'll spare you and keep those designs to ourselves, but let's just say they weren't doing it for us. So we went back to the old label one more time, trying not to over think it this time around. I made one simple edit and the label came together. This is what we ended up with.

Not bad, right? We whipped up a new label for the neck of the bottle, and Voila! We finalized the spacing and sent them off to the print house for a quote. These bottles were working out better than expected. The very next morning, we called up our supplier and placed a small order.  Note that "small" is a relative word.  About a week later our bottles showed up.

Home delivery!

Home delivery!

As exciting as the delivery of this "small" order of bottles was, getting them off the truck and into our garage was no small task. The height of the pallet, the lip on our garage floor, the limited space for the truck to maneuver, and the way in which the bottles were put on the truck all posed threats to the end goal.  A brief 45 minutes later, the bottles were off the truck and in our garage. Bada bing bada boom.

Things were really looking up!  We nailed down the labels, received our bottles and caps, and even set up our carbonator. Oh, and just for fun, we decided to whip up our seventh flavor...Raspberry Rose. The organic raspberries were perfectly ripe and ready to infuse with the rose petals.  The week was really shaping up nicely. By the time we get the labels back, this flavor will nearly be ready to bottle. 

Each day we get one step closer to launching. We are grateful for all your support and are happy that you are following us on this journey! Stayed tuned, for the journey has just begun.

Cheers

Staying Hydrated with Mother Beverage

Staying Hydrated with Mother Beverage

Everyone has heard that you should drink at least eight glasses of water a day. Sounds easy right? Well, turns out it’s easier said than done. The human body is composed of about 60% water. Some research has been done to calculate that about 95% of Americans are dehydrated. When a person is dehydrated it can cause a slew of problems with your muscles and brain. Plain and simple, your body just doesn’t function quite the same without them. Lucky for you, Mother Beverage is made up of about 95% purified water.  Not only are you drinking a serving of water, but you are also getting your daily serving of ACV. We keep our ingredients simple and organic, so you can feel good about what you are drinking.  Trust us, your body will thank you.  Just in case you’re not convinced, we’ve put together a few key points on exactly why staying hydrated is so important. 

If you don’t stay hydrated your body will begin to shut down. One of the first signs of dehydration is a headache. Your brain tissue loses water causing your brain to shrink and pull away from the skull. Dehydration also causes your blood volume to drop, which reduces the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain.  If you have a headache more than likely you need to re-hydrate.

Help with weight loss

It has been proven that staying hydrated and drinking apple cider vinegar can help a person from overeating. Also, when you are dehydrated your cravings for sweets is at an all time high.  When you are dehydrated your body has difficulty with glycogen production, causing your brain to tell you that you need sugar! As we all know, resisting sweets is already hard enough, so do yourself a favor and drink up.

Getting rid of waste

Our body has many functions to get rid of waste. We sift out waste through our kidneys, liver, bladder and bowel system. Staying hydrated aids in the process.

Clear up skin

I love dry dull skin… said no one ever. Staying hydrated helps to flush toxins out of your body, resulting in fewer clogged pores and healthier skin.

Sickness fighter

Inevitably we all get sick.  Some more than others, but it happens to us all.  The next time you are sick remember to drink lots and lots of water, as it leads to a faster recovery.

Bottom line, staying hydrated is essential for healthy living.  Grab a Mother Beverage in place of one of your 8 glasses of water and drink your way to a healthier you! 

The Perfect Bottle

The Perfect Bottle

What was a seemingly simple task, has turned out to be our biggest obstacle to date.  Finding the perfect bottle to compliment our lovely beverage has been challenging to say the least.  Being a start-up, our packaging knowledge was pretty limited, so we did what any other start-up would do, and dove in head first.  

Within a few minutes we found the "perfect" bottle.  We got to work right away creating a label that highlighted the simple clean lines that the bottle had to offer.  Things were really taking off.  We had our bottles all lined out and the labels were looking great.  We submitted the artwork to a few print shops for some quotes, and we kicked back and waited for the quotes to trickle in. Well not really, there was still some fine tuning to do, and some bottle measurements to take, but all in all we were making great progress. Thanks to the help of Danny Bobbe over at Cut Pak Co. these details were ironed out in a jiffy.  

Flavor Line-up

Flavor Line-up

Our next step was to get some content for our blog, so during one of our routine tastings we decided to carbonate, and bottle our drinks for a product shoot.  We were almost finished with the photoshoot when suddenly one of our bottles exploded.  We were blown away...haha.  This made us a bit concerned.  The last thing we want is for the bottle to explode on you. I can see it now, you're driving on your way to work or the gym on a sunny day, and before you take the first sip of your soon to be favorite beverage it explodes all over you and your car. Talk about a day ruining experience. Logically, we called up the bottle manufacturer and started asking some questions.  Turns out that these beautiful bottles, that we had poured so much love into, weren't all they were cracked up to be.  The type of glass wasn't made to hold carbonated beverages! This is where things started to get interesting.

Our eyes had been opened to the world of packaging; pressurized vs. unpressurized glass, and the vast world of PET.  We thought, "this can't be that hard, there are plenty of carbonated beverages out there on the shelves." Wrong! I mean, there are plenty of them out there, but have you ever seen one in a square bottle? I haven't. After extensive research and reaching out to various beverage brokers, our dreams of launching our product in the bottle we had set our hopes on was crushed.  We had exhausted every resource, including a variety of PET square bottles.  Reluctantly we started looking into cylindrical bottles in hopes we could find something that would fit our needs.

We ordered sample after sample, staying up late sending emails back and forth to China trying to find that perfect bottle.  All of the samples we ordered were duds.  Even the bottles that were advertised to hold carbonated beverages weren't cutting it. The cap would bulge, or the bottom would bulge or both.  All of the bottles that did work were either soda bottles, beer bottles, or a proprietary bottle that another beverage company had produced.  What to do?

We deliberated over several options, weighing the pros and cons of each. After we put everything on paper, the answer was clear.

We have decided to move forward using a clear beer/soda bottle.  This will allow us to bottle our beverage and get it out to you as soon as possible.  We are dying to get some feedback, and we don't like keeping you waiting either. As we grow a custom bottle will be a high priority, but in the meantime a clear longneck bottle will have to do. We want our drink to look as good as it will make you feel!  Wish us luck!

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