The Beverage Blog

At Colorado’s Best Drinks, we strive to meet the highest standards of quality in all that we do – from our products to our written content. The Colorado's Best Drinks Beverage Blog showcases the most impactful and interesting stories and events related to CBD, hemp and bubbly beverages like our own. We’re excited to bring you stories showcasing exciting developments in several industries on the rise.

Why Is It Called Root Beer?

According to food historians, beverages similar to root beer known as “small beers” predated the soft drink’s origin. Like Charles Hines’ first recipe for root beer, they contained a mixture of herbs, berries and bark....

Root beer has been a beloved soft drink in the U.S. and beyond for more than a hundred years. Today’s article explores the origin story of the time-tested and delicious drink.

Taking Root

In the late 1800s, a range of health issues plagued the...

Great minds think alike - and sometimes they drink alike, too. If you and your better half can’t get enough root beer, stock your shelves with Colorado’s Best Drinks’ carefully crafted take on the classic American soft drink. Our blend of tried-a...

ONE: Pass On the Plastic

Studies have shown that the carbon dioxide in carbonated water escapes from plastic bottles more quickly than alternative materials. This is because plastic containers are permeable and can expand and contract. This proce...

Our Sparkling CBD Cola may be the best option out there (in our admittedly biased opinion), but it's far from the first cola product to hit the market. Let's review the highlights of cola's unusual journey from its original form to our favorite m...

Many of us are currently spending our days indoors to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. There's nothing more important than keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe while we all do our part to collectively flatten the curve and s...

The outbreak of Coronavirus 19, or COVID-19, has had numerous severe consequences for citizens and businesses across the globe. The World Health Organization officially dubbed the virus a pandemic last week, with numerous nations enforcing mandato...

March 13th is National Ginger Ale Day! To honor this occasion (and ginger ale lovers across America), we’ve compiled a few of our favorite Sparkling CBD Ginger Ale recipes. If you’re a fan of ginger ale’s rich, aromatic flavor, you’re sure to love...

March 13th is National Ginger Ale Day! In honor of this special occasion, we've explored the origin story of ginger and ginger ale throughout world history - and their journey to the local form we all adore today.

Ginger is known for its flavorfu...

National Cherry Month is coming to a close. These delicious Black Cherry CBD Cocktail recipes are the perfect way to send it off in style. Even better, these seven specialty CBD drinks add a delectable infusion of flavor to any night of the year.

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After a deep-dive into countless fascinating facts about the fruit, we’ve cherry-picked our favorite bits of trivia in honor of National Cherry Month. Read on for our top six anecdotes about cherries.

Did Our First President Kill That Cherry Tree...

That’s right readers, it’s finally here – February is National Cherry Month!

As we’ve discussed in a prior article, the National Day Calendar provides worthy causes with their own national holidays. Applicants with a vested interest in any give...

Love is in the air, Beverage Blog readers. That’s right - Valentine’s Day 2020 is right around the corner. Whether you’re celebrating with your sweetheart of your circle of friends, there’s no better time to share a nightcap with those you hold dea...

For centuries of global history, lemonade’s held a sweet spot in the hearts of beverage-lovers across the globe. Everyone knows the adage: when life gives you lemon, make lemonade. Little else embodies the value of resilience and sticking it out wh...

Data and market research represents a growing industry in the United States and across the globe. With the capacity to inform higher-level business decisions with a shocking degree of accuracy, data is currently the most valuable existing asset o...

Edibles Expanding

Traditional forms of CBD are a thing of the past, with consumers growing hungry (and thirsty) for new forms of consumption. That’s why innovators of products with cannabidiol or broad spectrum hemp extract are expected to thrive...

Colorado-based biotech company Front Range Biosciences strives to partner next-level scientific research with the growth of popular crops – including both coffee and hemp. Recently, representatives for Front Range Biosciences announced the company’...

CBD, hemp and cannabis have all risen in prevalence and mainstream use, following a spate of legalization victories pertaining to all three. While it’s taken time for old stigmas and misinformation to subside, the use of cannabis for both medical a...

With a fridge full of leftover turkey and snow swirling past my window, I can say with certainty that the holiday season is here. Among other things, it’s time to consider what gifts we’d like to get to show our loved ones how much we care. Hemp’s...

Cannabidiol is distinct from marijuana, as by definition, it contains no more than 0.3% THC. The CBD industry has skyrocketed over the past several years, with recent profit projections suggesting that the substance will soon exceed a billion dolla...

Advocates of cannabis and non-psychoactive derivatives across the nation – from hemp extract to cannabidiol – have long reported a number of benefits that they’ve personally experienced, and have attributed to their use of cannabinoids. In fact, cann...

The witching hour is lurking close at hand – with many of us counting down the days. Halloween indulges our inner children with celebratory dress-up and make believe, while channeling the thrills of fright and magic. Costume ready? Candy bought? Al...

Dynamite, cellophane, silk and engine fuel: it's hard to imagine but hemp can be processed into all these diverse products - and that doesn't even scratch the surface of the list. Avid readers of the blog (namely my mom) might be familiar with the 19...

CBD (cannabidiol) has received a lot of press in recent years. Mostly due to the fact that enlightened legislators in various states have finally seen fit to legalize cannabis for medical or recreational use or both. This has allowed the various by...

Hemp and humans have been inseparable for centuries, and throughout, China has been a seminal location for a myriad of major developments with the plant. Followers of our CBD beverages blog might remember recent posts exploring the invention of paper...

China's culture predates written history and delves into the rich territory of oral storytelling where tales absorb their own heritage, evolving and imbued with cululative significance as they're passed from one generation to the next. In today's a...

Great Britain: The Empire On Which the Sun Never Sets

World empires rise and fall, but the shadow left by Great Britain continues to etch political boundaries across a global landscape to this day. The former British Empire once practically defin...

Sparkling water has been revered for centuries for its alleged healing qualities. Naturally occurring from a specific combination of minerals, sparkling waters are found throughout historical literature. Our first references to the therapeutic use of...

This past June, UFC officials held a press conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dana White, President of the UFC, formally announced that the UFC has clinched a contract agreement with Canadian CBD company Aurora Cannabis. The recent alliance of the t...

For decades, lovers of all things cannabis have regarded April 20th – 4/20 – as their high holiday. Regardless of your stance on marijuana, you’re likely familiar with the occasion, which has made its way into American popular culture and our count...

Thirty-three American states have now legalized cannabis to some capacity – with substantial variation state to state on the structuring and scope of cannabis’ approval. In other words, two-thirds of our nation’s states have granted their citizens...

Broad spectrum, full spectrum, phytocannabinoid-rich, isolates - what sets these popular types of hemp extract apart?

While THC is by far the most commonly known cannabinoid, it’s far from the only variety on the rise in our modern culture. Cannab...

There’s an overwhelming generalization that cannabis users weigh more than those who opt not to consume cannabis. Many seem to believe that regular marijuana users are overweight – or that they weigh more than those who lay off the substance altogether. A team of researchers at the University of Michigan aimed to evaluate this common theory – and determine whether there’s any relationship between weight gain and the continual use of cannabis.

Here at the Beverage Blog, we’ve discussed a variety of CBD drinks, as well as many hemp-based beverages – including our own delicious sparkling sodas with broad spectrum hemp extract. We recently reviewed the ins and outs of the 2018 Farm Bill ...

Extreme Effects of the Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic has ravaged communities across the United States, causing disproportionate damage to communities facing high levels of poverty, economic depression and limited social mobility. These issu...

Sparkling soda, seltzer, or tonic - what’s your favorite? Some have a strong preference, others love them all - or never knew there was a difference between each type. While individual tastes may vary, one common thread is clear - the demand for ca...


Advocacy groups, researchers, and passionate fans have worked diligently to clear up misinformation about CBD and hemp extract. Still, some socially conservative political and pop-culture figures have resisted the growing movement, speaking out a...

It goes without saying that the hemp and CBD industries have been on the rise in recent years. From coffee to cocktails, to our scintillating selection of sparkling sodas, the beverage industry offers a growing variety of hemp-infused products to h...

The medicinal potential of CBD and broad spectrum hemp extract have long been overlooked in past decades. However, in recent years, increasing studies have supported the beneits of both non-psychoactive cannabinoids. The American public has also co...

This year, over 2,500 Tennessee farmers are licensed to grow hemp within the state as of this Spring. That figure represents an increase of more than 1,100% in a single year. Five or more farms can legally grow more than 1,000 total acres of hemp....

Last week we reviewed the benefits of mixing a little CBD into your alcohol, and listed a few bars in America already catering to this craze. If you’re not lucky enough to live within driving distance for your next date night, have no fear – our...

AROMATHERAPY CANDLES

There’s no better start to a relaxing evening than lighting a favorite candle – especially one with a sweet and soothing aroma. Aromatherapy has been used ritualistically for centuries. This ancient practice taps into our sen...

What are Terpenes?

Terpenes are a group of rich, aromatic essential oils. They're commonly found in CBD, hemp, and many common plants and fruits. Terpenes are abundant in the world today, and many studies have backed their potential to support we...

Hemp: An American Outlaw

The Marijuana Tax Act, which took effect in 1937, outlawed the sale of all forms of cannabis. In one fell sweep, this ruling also condemned cannabidiol and hemp, marijuana's non-psychoactive derivatives. In the months bef...

If you’ve ever had a friend with a dairy allergy – or if you are that friend – you’ve known the heartbreak of a lifetime without ice cream. Thankfully, the marketplace is better today than ever before for those of us with allergies to food. Almond...

Fans of CBD have sung its praises and long enjoyed its many health benefits in a variety of forms including CBD soda, CBD water, CBD sparkling water, gummies, body lotions, bath bombs, CBD-infused chocolates and even hemp oils for their pets. One a...

CBD Cocktails, Anyone?

Let’s be honest: there’s nothing quite like a nightcap to unwind at the end of a long week. Or even a long Tuesday (no judgement here). Sipping a cocktail or two can bring some well-earned relaxation to our evenings. Still,...

Sparkling soda, seltzer, or tonic - what’s your favorite? Some have a strong preference, others love them all - or never knew there was a difference between each type. While individual tastes may vary, one common thread is clear - the demand for ca...

The cannabidiol beverage industry, as it exists in the United States, has garnered an impressive corner of the medicinal marijuana market. Presenting the cannabis cocktail – the latest and greatest alternative for those exploring drinkables. If any...

In 2013, Sanjay Gupta of CNN covered an in-depth glimpse into the life of Charlotte Figi, a Colorado girl with a severe, debilitating form of epilepsy known as Dravet Syndrome. Starting in infancy, this progressive, medication-resistant nightmare...

Cannabidiol, or CBD as it's more commonly referred to, is just one of about 80 naturally occurring compounds exclusive to hemp and cannabis plants. In just the last few years a growing industry has emerged around this compound - and for a number of...

CBD is just one of over a hundred naturally occurring plant compounds called “Cannabinoids” common to Hemp and Cannabis plants, alike. Named after the popular herb, Cannabinoids have a staggering range of health benefits, but did you know that Hemp...

Recent months have shown a fervor of news stories that indicate an interest in the Hemp industry, unparalleled for close to a century. US Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R), the one that bears a striking resemblance to an Italian Tree Frog,...

In recent years, a popular cannabis compound has exploded onto the consumer market, demanding an ever-increasing awareness of the drug by industrialists and politicians, alike. This organic compound is known as CBD, or cannabidiol, and is also comm...

Carbonated water in the US has exploded (well, not literally) - but the past five years has seen a 42% increase in sparkling water sales, with almost 170 million gallons of the effervescent aqua being consumed each year by Americans alone. New inno...

Cannabidiol, or CBD as it's more commonly known, is just one of 80 compounds exclusive to cannabis and hemp plants. Unlike it's more popular cousin THC, however, CBD has no psychoactive qualities, meaning it does not induce the psychological effect...

A few years ago, parents of epileptic children started making headlines for risking their lives and custody - all for obtaining a non-psychoactive extract of cannabis plants known then as Rick Simpson Oil. The underground medicine was shown by lo...