drank(TM) Continues To Mellow the St. Louis Market As the Relaxation Trend Spreads

Jan 14, 2010, 13:20 ET from Innovative Beverage Group Holdings, Inc.

HOUSTON and WOOD RIVER, Ill. Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- drank™, the world's first extreme relaxation beverage is gaining mass appeal throughout the St. Louis area and the rest of the country. drank's™ popularity has catapulted it to the forefront of pop culture, after appearances on Good Morning America, The Today Show, and coverage in Food Network Magazine.

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In St. Louis, drank™ is currently distributed throughout the area through Folsom Distributing, who has been providing premier non-alcoholic beverages to a variety of retail outlets in both Illinois and Missouri.

"drank has exceeded our wildest expectations since its arrival on local store shelves," said Jim Folsom, President of Folsom Distributing. "Retailers from independently-owned stores to large, well-known chains including convenience store giant, Quik Trip, have agreed to stock and sell the product as their customers are coming and asking for drank by name."

"It gives us great pride to hear that distributors like Folsom have received such positive feedback from distributing drank™," said Peter Bianchi, CEO of Innovative Beverage Group. "Support from them, as well as our other respected distributors nationwide, is what has propelled drank™ to the forefront of the beverage industry and established us as the 'go-to' relaxation drink in the country."

With a slogan of "slow your roll™," drank™ is the antithesis of the herd of energy drinks crowding the functional beverage sector. Since launching in select markets in early 2008, drank™ has quickly become the go-to beverage for people looking to relax their mind and body with a calming blend of melatonin, rose hips and valerian root.

Folsom Distributing joins an extensive and growing roster of regional distributors that have added drank™ to their New Age beverage lineup.  For more information about drank™, please visit: www.drankbeverage.com, call 877-DRANK-02 or follow the brand on Twitter – www.twitter.com/slowyourroll.  To reach Folsom Distributing, please call 618-254-0427.

About Innovative Beverage Group Holdings, Inc.

Innovative Beverage Group Holdings, Inc. (Pink Sheets: IBGH) is a Nevada-based corporation headquartered in Houston, Texas that engages in the distribution and wholesale of products in the New Age beverage category. The company recently launched its first proprietary product drank™. Dubbed the world's first Extreme Relaxation™ beverage, drank™ was created to induce a natural calming and soothing effect when consumed. drank™ is a lightly carbonated grape flavored beverage formulated with natural calming agents including melatonin, rose hips, and valerian root. drank™ is sold in prominent purple, signature 16 ounce cans bearing the slogan "slow your roll" and is available in convenience and grocery outlets in a growing number of regions throughout the United States. Innovative Beverage Group began operations as a distributor for well known national brands of beverage products including Jolt, Rock Star, Crystal Geyser, Sweet Leaf tea, Arizona Ice tea, and Volvic Water.  Although the company continues to distribute many of these well known brands in the greater Houston area, the expansion of Innovative's proprietary product division has become foremost in their business model.  Recent corporate strategies have been focused on the marketing and distribution of drank™ to accommodate the growing demand for the product. Innovative Beverage Group is also currently working to add additional proprietary products to its line that will complement drank™ and provide consumers with an array of new and unique concepts in the New Age beverage category.

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