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No brag: we’re officially innovators!

DrinkGP, LLC, which created and produces Mother Night™ presents: Garden Party Botanical Hard Soda is proud to announce that it has been named a winner of a 2017 Centric Indiana Innovation Award. Garden Party becomes the first beverage brand in the state of Indiana to receive this prestigious honor.

An executive panel of judges sorted and analyzed 48 finalists from this year’s applicants to select just nine of Indiana’s best new innovations. Already a recipient of Beverage Industry magazine’s 2016 Innovation of the Year award, Garden Party Botanical Hard Soda is revolutionizing the Flavored Malt Beverage (FMB) category in the adult beverage industry. The company is achieving this by taking the same craft approach to FMBs that has already been applied to every other category in adult beverages. Garden Party’s 100% all-natural ingredients, culinary inspired flavor profiles, and generous 8% alcohol content, along with its unique packaging and branding design, sets it apart.

Now in its seventh year, the Indiana Innovation Awards recognize key individuals and organizations who are successfully leading the innovation charge in the state. Winning innovations were judged on how well they fulfilled an unmet need in the market, the uniqueness of the product, the new value created for the end user and the financial evidence or market acceptance information the innovation has to support it.

Winners represent a cross-sector of Indiana industries including education, manufacturing, technology and consumer products. Garden Party will receive the award at Centric’s Day of Innovation conference on October 12 at Butler University. To learn more about the Indiana Innovation Awards, visit

“Garden Party is honored to join the elite cross-section of Indiana companies to be recognized by Centric for innovation, and we are proud to bring recognition to Indiana’s beverage industry,” said Erin Edds, CEO of DrinkGP, LLC. “This award affirms our commitment to bring crafted high-quality beverage brands to consumers not only in Indiana, but as we begin to scale nationwide.”

Violet and Ruby Really Get Around!

The creators of Garden Party Botanical Hard Soda, the award-winning crafted flavored malt beverage, have announced that Violet and Ruby will be distributed statewide throughout Indiana, starting immediately.

“People formerly restricted to drinking Garden Party in their own backyard can now enjoy it all over Indiana,” said Erin Edds, CEO of DrinkGP, LLC, which created and produces the hard sodas. “More places selling Garden Party means more people can see what the hubbub is all about, whether they are throwing a few cans in a cooler or using Garden Party as a tasty cocktail component.”

Garden Party is available in liquor stores, restaurants, grocery stores and even a bowling alley or two. “Seeing Garden Party on a retailer’s shelf is a thrill to me,” said Edds. “It must be like a band hearing their first single on Spotify.”

Garden Party is one of the few hard sodas to use all-natural, botanical ingredients to produce higher-quality beverages. It is currently available in two flavors: Violet, which is lemon soda infused with lavender and blackberry; and Ruby, ginger soda infused with hibiscus and pomegranate. Both contain 8% alcohol and are designed to bridge the gap between craft beers, craft spirits and wine.

The 100% all-natural hard sodas are the first offering from the company, with more beverages being added in 2018 and beyond.

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