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Flying Embers

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Flying Embers, a leading line of hard kombucha, is the first product line launched by Fermented Sciences, an innovator in better-for-you, probiotic alcoholic beverages. Flying Embers offers a great-tasting core line of USDA-certified organic, low calorie, alcoholic kombucha with a refreshing 4.5% ABV and zero grams of sugar or carbohydrates, in addition to its higher ABV and seasonal flavors. Fermented Sciences was founded by beverage entrepreneur Bill Moses, the former founder and CEO of leading kombucha brand KeVita, which sold to PepsiCo in 2016. Products can be found in retailers such as Whole Foods Market, Total Wine, BevMo, Costco, and more.

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  • Forbes - September 9, 2020
    Hard Kombucha Entrepreneur Bill Moses Talks Innovation, Growth Opportunities

    Bill Moses – who previously co-founded and later sold sparkling probiotic beverage company KeVita to PepsiCo PEP -1.7% for over $250 million — shared insights into the emerging hard kombucha category and explained why he believes Fermented Sciences is poised disrupt the entire alcoholic beverage industry. To help bring attention to the hard kombucha segment, and build additional offerings under the Flying Embers banner, Fermented Sciences has raised $35 million as it works to become a national leader in shelf-stable probiotic products that also give back.

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  • Brewbound - August 2, 2020
    Flying Embers Announces First Probiotic-Powered Hard Seltzer Line

    Flying Embers, the better-for-you alcohol brand, announced the launch of its new hard seltzer line – Flying Embers Hard Seltzer, the world’s first probiotic-powered hard seltzer with antioxidants and all USDA organic ingredients. This new entry to the fast-growing category will feature delicious and unique new flavor combinations, and will deliver on the consumer need for healthier options with only 95 calories, 0 sugar, 0 carbs, USDA organic ingredients, live probiotics, and the antioxidant Vitamin C.

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  • Brewbound - August 1, 2020
    Santo Domingo Group Investment Vehicles Lead New Funding for Flying Embers

    The leading “better-for-you” alcohol company, Fermented Sciences, Inc. DBA Flying Embers (“Flying Embers”), announced that it has closed $10-million of new funding, bringing the Company’s Series B total raised to $35 million. The new funding was led by investment vehicles of the Santo Domingo Group, advised by Quadrant Capital Advisors (“Quadrant”), and included participation from existing Flying Embers’ investors.

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  • Brewbound - May 29, 2020
    Flying Embers Launches New Packaging Design

    Leading organic hard kombucha brand, Flying Embers, has announced a bold new packaging design. This new look not only highlights Flying Embers iconic Phoenix bird logo, but differentiates the two alcohol level lines — low and high-abv — by can color (white and black). The differentiation allows consumers to make a choice on how they want to enjoy Flying Embers for different occasions and need states.

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  • Refinery29 - January 17, 2020
    Hard Kombucha Is About To Be Huge

    Flying Embers contains an adaptogen root blend of ashwagandha, turmeric, ginger, and astragalus. More importantly than that though, it comes in six fruit-forward organic, gluten-free, and vegan flavors.

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  • PR Newswire - January 22, 2020
    Fermented Sciences Inc. Announces World's First Shelf-Stable Probiotic Technology

    Fermented Sciences, Inc., maker of Flying Embers Hard Kombucha, has developed a proprietary process in partnership with zümXR®, utilizing a patented technology to create the world’s first shelf stable probiotic hard kombucha. The result is the world’s first shelf stable hard kombucha with live probiotics and native kombucha bacteria, both of which can survive and maintain exceptional quality on warm display at retail without the need to be refrigerated – making it more healthy, portable and convenient for consumers. In addition to being the world’s first unpasteurized shelf stable hard kombucha with live probiotics, Flying Embers is the only hard kombucha brand that meets the World Health Organization (WHO) standard of integrating live probiotics that provide verified health benefits.

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  • Forbes - December 26, 2019
    Hard Kombucha Poised For Growth As Consumers Look For Options

    Kombucha with the addition of alcohol is appealing to Millennial and Gen Z sippers who are more conscious of what they are putting in their bodies. Hard kombucha omits additives and preservatives for more natural ingredients, and doesn’t rely heavily on sugar. “Our goal is to provide consumers with products that taste great and meet their needs to support them on their wellness journey,” adds Kyle Ingram, Vice President of Flying Embers.

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  • Forbes - November 30, 2019
    Could A Good-For-You Fermented Alcohol Brand Disrupt The Beer Industry?

    Beverage industry veteran, Bill Moses sold his probiotic and kombucha brand KeVita to PepsiCo for $250 million in 2017, inspiring him to take his vision one step further with Flying Embers, an organic hard kombucha beverage.

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  • PR Newswire - November 20, 2019
    Fermented Sciences, Maker of Flying Embers Hard Kombucha, Raises $25 Million

    Fermented Sciences, the maker of the leading organic hard kombucha brand, Flying Embers, announced today that it has closed a $25-million Series B round co-led by the Ecosystem Integrity Fund ("EIF") and PowerPlant Ventures. Additional participating investors include Beechwood Capital, Blueberry Ventures and Monogram Capital Partners.

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  • Brewbound - October 29, 2019
    Flying Embers Hires Industry Veteran Ty Gilmore as President

    World’s leading organic hard kombucha brand Flying Embers announced the appointment of Ty Gilmore as company President. With 24 years of experience at Diageo, he most recently served as the Vice President of National Accounts, Category Development, and Commercial Innovation for the company’s beer unit, and played a significant role in the successful launches of Smirnoff Ice and Guinness Blonde.

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  • Beverage Daily - January 29, 2019
    Flying Embers Expands Hard Kombucha Line

    The idea for Flying Embers was born out of parent company Fermented Sciences and Founder Bill Moses – the man behind kombucha success story KeVita which was sold to PepsiCo in 2016 – when he saw an opportunity for the popularity of kombucha to ‘naturally’ grow into the alcohol category.

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