Rise Brewing Co., a nitro cold-brew coffee brand located in Stamford, Connecticut, has taken home several awards for the creation of what it says is America’s first Organic Nitro Cold Brew Oat Milk Latte. The company won BevNet’s 2018 Best New Product Award and Best New Organic Beverage at the Nexty Awards. Beverage Industry named the Oat Milk Latte a 2018 Beverage Innovation of the Year.
The Nexty Awards recognized Rise Brewing Co.’s commitment to delivering responsibly and organically sourced ingredients. “In today’s competitive market, there can be pressure to get new ideas to market quickly; despite this, Rise Brewing Co. decided to delay the launch of this product until it could find a way to make is USDA Organic. Doing it right, doing it well; no corner-cutting here,” the organization said.
“There are a handful of great oat milks out there but none that we found were made with 100 percent organic ingredients, and we refused to use a lesser than product. After a search without limitation, we found a small farm in Finland that we were able to source the oats from to build the base of our Nitro Cold Brew Oat Milk Latte,” said Grant Gyesky, CEO and co-founder of Rise Brewing.
As far as the future of oat milk, Gyesky and the rest of the team expect 2019 to be an even bigger year for alternative milk.
“We saw oat milk gaining popularity in the U.S. this year, but we anticipate that 2019 is the year oat milk will really emerge as the leader in non-dairy alternatives. Fans of Rise Brewing Co. can expect to see some new exciting developments in the category from us next year, too,” Gyesky said.
Rise Brewing’s Oat Milk Latte was introduced to the market alongside a Mocha Oat Milk Latte and an Original Latte, which is made using with organic skim milk and cream. All are 150 calories or less, USDA Certified Organic, shelf-stable and consist of eight ingredients or fewer. The coffee is organic, non-GMO, non-dairy and low acid. An infusion of nitrogen gives Rise its “distinctive, creamy cascade,” the company says.