• Beer Sensory Expertise

    KalsecĀ® application scientists and flavor chemists are experts at creating special flavor and aroma characteristics by blending hop oils with other natural flavors. Our team of hop and flavor chemists and hop applications scientists combine hop oil fractions into unique Kalsec blended hop aroma and flavor extracts. As part of our sensory expertise, Kalsec’s beer […]

  • Top Food Trend Predictions for 2020

    Kalsec 2020 Food Trend Predictions The trend experts at Kalsec carefully reviewed 20 of the top food trend prediction lists below and analyzed research to predict five trends that we expect to see in 2020. From connecting with consumers to authentic global flavors – we expect 2020 to be a year of innovation and meaningfulness, […]

  • Trade Show Events 2020

    Visit KalsecĀ at the following trade shows in 2020:   Event Location Dates Natural Products Expo West Anaheim, California, U.S. March 3-7, 2020 (Postponed) Craft Brewers Conference San Antonio, Texas, U.S. April 19-22, 2020 Association of Dressings and Sauces Technical Meeting New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. April 26-28, 2020 CFIA Rennes, France May 26-28, 2020 Food Ingredients […]

  • Trend Brief: Fermented Beverages

    Fermented Beverage Innovation This month we are diving into the fermented trend and looking at a subcategory of this trend – fermented beverages. What comes to mind when you think of the term ‘fermented beverage?’ This trend category ranges from emerging options like kombucha to spiked seltzers and even beer with chocolate – double the […]

  • Pickling and Fermenting

    Food Preservation As the notion of reducing food waste gains momentum among consumers, the importance of food preservation is taking the spotlight. This is in line with the macro trend for clean label. “Consumers are increasingly demanding the use of naturally derived preservatives in foods as concerns over the safety of chemical additives has arisen […]

  • Consumer Trends: Clean to Clear Label

    Clean Label Expectations Clean label is a macro trend and expectation for premium products. This trend is evolving and expanding as younger generations enter the workforce and gain buying power, therefore influencing trends. Understanding what consumers are looking for on their label affects almost every aspect of product development. Regardless of how great a product […]

  • A Review of Top Food Trends in 2018

    Which Food Trends Happened in 2018? Food and flavor trend predictions for 2019 are already taking over inboxes, but Kalsec is taking a moment to reflect on trends from 2018. At the beginning of 2018 we predicted five trends that we expected to see develop throughout the year. An educated prediction has much more value […]

  • Trend Brief: Craft Beer

    Trends in Craft Beer Things are getting hoppy. The craft beer scene is seeing an increase in growth and diversification across the global IPA segment. Sour beers are continuing to make a splash and lighter styles of beer like lagers, wheat and blond ales are making a comeback. An interesting trend that we are following […]

  • The Evolution of Brewing with Mike Babb

    How the Beer Industry Has Changed in the U.S. When Mike Babb first began in the brewing industry almost 45 years ago, there were limited brewers with their own take on the same style of beer. Major technological advances in the industry have led multinational brewers to expand and create several different beer styles. The […]

  • Craft Brewing Challenges

    Increase in Popularity The craft brewing industry is a niche market, where each brewery must be differentiated in order to survive against mass brewers. There are several different ways for brewers to differentiate themselves, each with their own challenges. Growth and distribution is one example of this. Many brewers, having been in the industry for […]