CBD-infused Cocktails, Ice Cream, and Desserts are on the Rise

CBD-infused Cocktails, Ice Cream, and Desserts are on the Rise

As the Cannabis industries are booming in states where the psychoactive drug is legal to sell, in non-legal states CBD is on the rise.

Legal CBD, known scientifically as cannabidiol, is also derived from the hemp plant but is unlike marijuana because CBD contains just a hint of THC, meaning it doesn't give you a "high."

CBD usage has become popular due to its multiple health benefits. 

“CBD has wonderful anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, anti-insomnia and pain management benefits, and is incredibly safe and effective,” said Brooke Alpert, an Upper East Side nutritionist to "amNewYork."

With that being said, we are seeing more CBD-infused food offerings show up on menus. 

The bar The Breslin at the Ace Hotel in New York is selling CBD brownies and cocktails. But, this bar isn't the only food business in the city jumping on the CBD-infused bandwagon. 

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Anheuser-Busch Named Largest Craft Brewer in the U.S.

Anheuser-Busch Named Largest Craft Brewer in the U.S.

When you think of craft beer, you probably don't think of the beer giant Anheuser-Busch. 

This American brewing company, which is known as Anheuser-Busch InBev after a big merger in 2008, has over 400 beer brands in its portfolio. 

It's most popular and well-known beers include Budweiser and Corona, which are not craft beers. 

According to the Brewers Association, a craft brewer is "small, independent and traditional." Craft beer is defined as a beer made the traditional way or non-mechanized by a small brewery.

With that in mind, it's surprising that Anheuser-Busch is now the nation's largest craft beer company in the U.S. 

This is mainly because the craft beers (many of which were acquired by the beer giant) in Anheuser-Busch's portfolio like Goose Island, 10 Barrel, Elysian Brewing Co., and Wicked Weed Brewing are readily available at stores. 

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5 Value Wines to Add To your Restaurant's Menu

5 Value Wines to Add To your Restaurant's Menu

A lot of today's wine drinkers aren't pretentious. Millennials, in particular, aren't looking for the most expensive vino they can buy. They are looking for affordable, yet delicious options that pair well with their food selection. 

With that in mind, "PUNCH" recently released a list of five wines under $20 a bottle. Not only are the wholesale prices on these wines inexpensive, but your profit margins on these bottles and the wine by the glass will be high. 

So let's take a closer look at these recommendations from "PUNCH." 

Miotto Prosecco Col Fondo "ProFondo"

August may be almost over, but the summer favorite Prosecco is popular all-year round. This Miotto prosecco is "bright, lemony and refined, with that subtle prosecco sweetness, and the cloudy, creamy aspect that defines col fondo." It also retails for only $14. 

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Anheuser-Busch Announces Reorganization Plans

Anheuser-Busch Announces Reorganization Plans

The American brewing company has announced that it's making some reorganizational changes.

Last month, the beer giant announced that it would be splitting its high-end craft and import division into two separate business units. 

“Today’s announcement is an important step to better align our commercial structure with our new long-term business strategy, specifically as it relates to premiumization and innovation,” said Josh Gold, A-B’s senior director of corporate communications said to "Brewbound" in July. “We are encouraged by the early signs of growth that have been reported, and believe this new structure offers us the best opportunity to build on the momentum." 

Now, about a month later, the company is elaborating on its plans.

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Aperol Spritz is the Cocktail of the Summer and Here's Why

Aperol Spritz is the Cocktail of the Summer and Here's Why

You may have noticed more orange and fizzy beverages on restaurant tables. Aperol Spritz, which isn't a new cocktail and was created back in 1919 in Italy, has quickly become the drink of the summer. 

But this wasn't done by accident. 

"Last month, Campari America marketing executive Melanie Batchelor told The New York Times that the company made a concerted effort to draw the American palate to the drink, starting a few years ago. Those efforts included booths at New York City summer events such as the Jazz Age Lawn Party and the Governors Ball, as well as events in the Hamptons, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs," writes "VinePair."

The recipe usually includes Aperol, Prosecco or some type of sparkling wine, and soda. It's refreshing, so it's perfect for summertime. 

Not to mention, it photographs nicely., making it perfect for the Instagram-loving foodie who wants to show off their summer-themed beverage. 

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Leadership Series: Tremaine Atkinson's Journey from Home Brewer to CH Distillery Founder

Leadership Series: Tremaine Atkinson's Journey from Home Brewer to CH Distillery Founder

“I actually started a brewery when I was about 27 with two buddies and five thousand bucks and it didn’t last very long because we ran out of money,” says Tremaine Atkinson lightheartedly. “But that planted the seed many years ago for what would become CH.”

CH Distillery is Chicago’s first dedicated vodka distillery. It opened August of 2013 after Atkinson left his finance career to pursue his passion for turning raw ingredients into delicious spirits.

“I realized that if I was going to do something in alcohol I would need to raise enough capital to be able to do it successfully. So, I spent years in another career raising that capital…,” explained Atkinson, Founder of CH Distillery.

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Hudson Whiskey & Knickerbocker Craft Cocktails That Can Elevate Your Bar Program Year Round

Hudson Whiskey & Knickerbocker Craft Cocktails That Can Elevate Your Bar Program Year Round

Looking to offer classics and riffs of classic cocktails? Want to elevate your drink offerings? Looking for inspiration?

Consider these cocktail recipes featuring American-made spirits!

In this episode of Foodable’s Smart Kitchen and Bar our resident master mixologist, Oscar Castaneda, will demonstrate how to make two cocktails to help elevate your bar program any time of the year, featuring Hudson Manhattan Rye Whiskey and Knickerbocker Gin.

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Trying The New Culinary Driven Craft Cocktail Menu at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino’s L Bar

Trying The New Culinary Driven Craft Cocktail Menu at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino’s L Bar
  • Utilizing some of the most mentioned food products on social media, L Bar is handcrafting artisan cocktails far from ordinary.

  • Infused spirits, and breakfast inspiration are behind these culinary influenced cocktails.


Tucked into the lobby of the well-known Seminole Hard Rock Resort and Casino, lies the intimate cocktail and music lounge, L Bar. Since 2015, L Bar has been offering cocktail enthusiasts the finest handcrafted cocktails using fresh, seasonal produce and house-made syrups along with inventive techniques to create their nostalgic yet progressive and ever-evolving menu.

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Top 10 NYC Breweries: July 2018

Top 10 NYC Breweries: July 2018
  • These NYC breweries are anything but ordinary.

  • Home to 38 breweries, here are the ones you don’t want to miss.

It’s no secret that New York City has a plethora of places to eat. Foodable Labs has recently ranked the top 25 of the best restaurants. But what about breweries?

New York City is currently home to 38 breweries and growing. Before Prohibition caused the end of brewing in NYC, the city was once a prime brewing location in the 19th century. Fun fact: the first commercial brewery in North America was built on what is now Manhattan’s Stone Street.

So what are some great spots to check out?

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Is the Craft Beer Movement Losing Steam?

Is the Craft Beer Movement Losing Steam?

The craft beer scene over the last five years has changed significantly. 

It all started with the craft beer boom, where suddenly consumers were gravitating to local brews. 

Craft beer soon became its own section on beverage menus across the country. 

But in the last two years, more and more big beer players have started to buy-out small and independent craft breweries causing some loyal fans to call the smaller craft beer breweries "sell-outs." 

Could this be why consumers are losing interest in craft beer? 

According to recent data from the market research firm IRI Worldwide, the sales volume of craft beer at retail stores increased by 1.7 percent so far in the first half of 2018. 

Although this is still growth, it's the craft beer industry's slowest rate in a while. 

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