New canning facility could add 25 jobs at Aqua ViTea

Beverage maker Aqua ViTea is looking to substantially increase its canning capabilities, allowing it to hit a new gear in its kombucha production while also giving it the capacity to become a major incubator for small startup beverage companies.

Aqua ViTea preps for growth with expanded slate of executives

MIDDLEBURY — Aqua ViTea, the Middlebury maker of the fermented, tea-based beverage kombucha, has just hired a slate of new executives to help it substantially grow its business. Hailing from nationally recognized consumer good brands including Heineken In … (read more)

Aqua ViTea donates its handcrafted hand sanitizer

MIDDLEBURY — Aqua ViTea, a Middlebury  company that is largest producer of kombucha on the East Coast, has donated 480 bottles of the brand’s handcrafted hand sanitizer to the state’s largest hunger relief organization, the Vermont Foodbank. When the pand … (read more)

Local businesses are making hand sanitizer for Porter Hospital

MIDDLEBURY — What do you do when a global pandemic tightens the market for your product so much that it forces you to pare back on manufacturing? If you’re the leaders of three Middlebury businesses, you plow your resources into making a hand sanitizer, a … (read more)

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