Jones Soda Co. is Brewing Something Wicked This Halloween

Jones Soda Co. is Brewing Something Wicked This Halloween

The Jones Soda Company, makers of fine handcrafted sodas in traditional and more unorthodox flavors like green apple, has announced that they’ll be brewing up something especially sinister for this Halloween season. This is nothing new for Jones Soda Co., the company has released Halloween inspired soft drinks in the past to celebrate the scare-filled holiday. The two new spooky flavors of Jones Soda are Lemon Drop Dead and Blood Orange, and they’ll both come in the Jones Soda Co. iconic long neck glass bottles. The labels and packaging material for the two spooky new sodas will be inspired by classic Hollywood monster movies from the earlier eras of film. The designs are sure to turn a head or two at this year’s scary Halloween block party and get everyone in the Halloween spirit. You can tell the people in charge at Jones Soda Co. really enjoy Halloween by the way they take extra special care to release celebratory seasonal flavors for the past few years now. It’s a really unique concept that I’d like to see other food and beverage companies experiment with. Often times breweries will release seasonal beers, but this is the first seasonal soda that I’ve ever come across, unless you count PepsiCo’s Mountain Dew Game Fuel. These upcoming spooky sodas will be available in the United States at Cost Plus World Market, Kum & Go, and many other independent retail stores across the...
Suntory Distillery Sending Whiskey Into Orbit

Suntory Distillery Sending Whiskey Into Orbit

Japanese whiskey distiller Suntory is about to take one small step for whiskey and one giant leap for alcohol when it blasts into orbit in order to study what effects that the atmosphere of space, or lack thereof, has on the company’s fine whiskeys. The findings from this out of this world experiment could benefit earthbound drinkers. Suntory has decided to ship some of its alcoholic offerings into outer space aboard a shuttle destined for the International Space Station on the 16th of August. The company is conducting this extraterrestrial experiment in the name of mellowness. Suntory wants to know what effects space could have on the mellowness of liquor. Alcoholic beverages, with the exception of beers and ales, are typically known to mellow the longer that they age. Suntory claims that scientist the world over have conducted studies, but none of them have been conclusive as to what causes the alcohol to mellow. Suntory hopes to finally provide an answer one of the questions that has plagued mankind for quite some time. Suntory plans on launching five different types of spirits with 40% alcohol into orbit by way of a Japanese module on the International Space Station. One group will stay in orbit for an entire year, while the other remains in outer space for an additional two years. A control group will stay safely behind on Earth so the company can confidently discern what effect, if any, outer space has on alcohol. The company will run some high tech tests including X-Rays and phase shifting interferometers on each group of alcohol at the end of the study...
Ball Corporation Closing Packaging Facility

Ball Corporation Closing Packaging Facility

World famous canning and jarring the Ball Corporation announced that they will be closing one of the company’s original packaging plants in North America. The Colorado based company said the facility will be closed by Q2 of 2016. The plant that will be closed was originally opened in all the way back in 1971 in the city of Bristol Virginia. The facility now operates as a production output facility manufacturing can ends. The Ball Corporation says the decrease in output from the plant closing would be counteracted by other production facilities manufacturing more can ends in order to maintain numbers. 230 employees will lose their jobs as a result of the closure. The Ball Corporation estimates that this move will cost around $19M in severance packages, employee benefits and closure costs. Most of the cost is estimated to be incurred in Q3 of 2015. It’s an unfortunate set of circumstances for those in Bristol Virginia who are affected by this closure. The company has said that closing the plant was a difficult decision to make, but the move was necessary in order to get their manufacturing footprint under control. Ball operates in an extremely competitive industry, so let’s hope this closure isn’t a sign of thing to come for the...

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