Apple tree with apples for picking

Apple Flavors – Tart and Sweet

Apple tree with apples for pickingThe changing colors of autumn, cooler air and early nights remind us of apple picking, backyard bonfires and hot drinks.  Our natural apple flavors run the gamut from sweet to sour and can enhance your favorite cocktail, cider, smoothie or mixer. The vast assortment of tart and sweet apples is abundant, each type offering a different flavor.  A Macintosh apple has sweet and bright flavor, which pairs well with caramel and nutty additions. Granny Smith has a distinct tart and tangy flavor and can be used for sauces and baking.  As there are many varieties of apples, here at Northwestern Extract, we have taken a cue from Mother Nature and use those characteristics to improve our flavors daily.

Try adding cinnamon, anise, ginger, lemon, strawberry or honey or any of our 400 flavors to boost your apple application.

You can create a spicy or very sweet candy beverage with our apple spiced or sour apple flavor.  Not only are Northwestern Extract flavors amazing in any beverage, they can be used in pies, cobblers, cookies, candy, jelly, vinaigrette, cider, tea, butter and ice cream!  Our extracts enhance the apple flavors, even if you are using fresh apples in your recipe.

Contact us today 1-800-466-3034 to sample some of our popular apple flavors or request a sample online at


Pumpkin beer

Looking for Pumpkin Flavoring?

Pumpkin beer As summer winds down, and it’s time to finalize your fall and winter beers, many brewers look to add fruit or spices to their beers.  At Northwestern Extract, we have been adding to our seasonal offerings.  We can provide our customers with many easy to use, TTB approved flavors to help reduce or eliminate the need for fresh fruit or purees.  Whether it’s a pumpkin or apple or cherry, we have the fall fruit flavor you’re looking for!  By adding our spice flavor, or even a cobbler or pie crust, you can offer some fun pie flavors.  And if you’re looking for something a little different? Try our cinnamon sticks, pecan, maple and caramel flavor can add a unique twist to your beers.

We have pumpkin flavoring in stock now

We can get you last minute flavors even if you are pressed with time.  Give us a call today at 1-800-466-3034 to get your fall flavors finalized.

TTB Beer

Navigating the Production of TTB Beverages

TTB BeerSummer has arrived and your customers are enjoying your delicious beverages. You may be thinking that it is time to diversify beverage options by adding something new for the fall.  Getting the flavors just right can be a challenge, and having the added hurdle of maneuvering the system to get your drinks Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) approved can be intimidating for first time producers.  This is not a complete guide to getting a beverage TTB approved, but with over 100 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, we are here to help your business.  There are additional resources on the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau website as well as on the Brewers Association Website.

What Beverages Need to be TTB Approved?

If you are producing non-alcoholic beverages, you can breathe a sigh of relief.  Sodas and other non-alcoholic beverages do not require that flavored products be TTB approved.  Keep in mind that drinks and other flavored products do need to comply with all necessary industry standards and labeling requirements, but you will not have to worry about meeting TTB guidelines.

If your business is producing an alcoholic beverage, it is important to make sure that you follow the TTB guidelines for the production of alcohol.  Both beer and distilled spirits are required to file a permit in order to begin producing a new flavored beverage.  There is no fee to apply for a permit and wait for approval before brewing or distilling; it is crucial to do so in order to comply with TTB Regulation. This process can take anywhere from a few weeks to a over month to complete.

TTB Regulations

Following through on the TTB regulations is another important part of getting your beverage to be TTB approved.  Make sure that your product is in compliance with the requirements set forth by the TTB and that you have the equipment necessary to produce your beverages correctly.

One of the most crucial aspects to making a beverage TTB approved is using a TTB approved flavoring.  While natural flavorings give a great amount of flavor and ease to the production of beverages, using a synthetically produced flavoring gives you the consistency needed to keep winning your customers back.  At Northwestern Extract we offer more than 50 different TTB approved flavors, each of which are designed to give great flavor in your finished beverages.

TTB Approval and Beer Products

Once you have finished production of your flavored drink or other flavored product it is important to make sure that the labels accurately reflect the flavorings used and that you are in compliance with all of the TTB labeling guidelines for beer and for beverages with malt claims or for any other beverage that you may make this summer.

By making sure that products are TTB approved you can open brewing and distilling lines to the possibility of exploring a new market.  Becoming TTB approved is not as strenuous as it may seem, and we can help find the right flavors to push your product to the top of customer’s favorites list.  Give us a call today and we can walk you through many question you might have regarding getting TTB approved.

Beer flight

Beer Flavoring

Beer flightAre you looking for a flavor to increase your aroma and taste in your beer?  Many times, brewers will look for a flavor when their production increases, and fresh fruit, purées and juice become too expensive or time consuming to use.  Not only is there the decision making process of which flavors to use in a brew, but there is also the question of how to incorporate the flavor into their beverage with the right balance of aroma and flavor.

Flavors in Beers

Many of our flavor options are perfect for developing your new beers. From the usual fruit flavors that can take your summer IPA selections to the next level, to more unique flavors like peanut butter to help you see a dreamed of peanut butter and jelly stout come to fruition, we have over 400 different flavors that will help you to make the perfect drink. We have the flavors to make your toasted coconut or cinnamon roll porter.  Our flavors can be used with any beer style or to create hard sodas, ciders, and other fruity beverages.

Summer is right around the corner which means that grapefruit, pineapple and tangerine wheat beers and IPAs are going to be in high demand.  We have savory, fruity, or sweet flavors that you will make this your best brewing season.  We can help you expand your drink offerings to produce a delicious cucumber or raspberry Kolsch, helping you to make a name for yourself with your flavorful and aromatic seasonal beers.

TTB Approved Flavors for Beer

Cinnamon, spice and nut flavors are perfect for Octoberfest and other seasonal beers.  We offer many TTB approved and approvable flavors for use in beer and have samples available to test out now and get your beer ready for summer and fall.  Looking for a specific flavor? Order a sample!

Contact us at 1-800-466-3034 or fill out our Request a Sample on online.

Beer Flavor Style:

Pale Ales & IPAs: Orange, Raspberry, Coconut, Strawberry, Grape, Citrus

Shandy: Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit, Pumpkin Spice, Cranberry, Orange

Lagers: Honeysuckle, Pear, Toffee, Black Cherry, Almond

Wheat: Peach, Blueberry, Tangerine, Apricot, Pear

Stouts & Porters: Vanilla, Mocha, Licorice, Raisin, Maple, Coconut, Coffee, Peanut Butter

Berry Flavors

Fruity Berry Flavors

Berry Flavors

It’s all about the flavor, right?  Our custom flavors at Northwestern Extract can help you make something special.

Spring is right around the corner – your customers are searching for the next new taste and we can help you create it!  Whether you want a sweet fruity cocktail, an exotic tropical beach or a smooth cucumber melon flavor, we have it!  Our Flavorists create the most tantalizing flavors to accent any drink.  We have over 400 unforgettable flavors to keep you coming back for more.

Exciting Berry Flavors

Get ready for Summer with our exciting sweet berry flavors including raspberry, blueberry, strawberry, huckleberry, boysenberry, and unique mixed berry extracts.  Our flavors will intensify your soda, ice cream, and candies with different types of berry including fruity, candied, tart, tangy and some mouth-watering new creations that pair well with cinnamon, hazelnut, toasted coconut, coffee, almond and chocolate!

Whatever your application, we can assist in finding the right flavor for you.  We offer Natural, Non-GMO, Kosher-compliant, Allergen-free, Organic-certified, Gluten-free, TTB, WONF, etc.  Looking for a specific flavor, order a sample!  Contact us at 1-800-466-3034 or fill out our Request a Sample on online.

With over 100 years in the industry, we are the most knowledgeable and creative flavor house in the world. 

If you can imagine it, we can create it!

Natural raspberry flavoring

Organic Compliant Flavoring and Non-GMO/Natural Flavors

Natural raspberry flavoringWith health-minded consumers, and a focus on product traceability, the natural and organic product markets continue to experience growth. At Northwestern Extract we are pleased to offer a wide variety of flavors for the current market demands. Let our Flavor Chemists create your flavors in accordance to your labeling needs.

Natural, Non-GMO, Organic, Allergen Free, Gluten Free Flavoring

Give us a call and we will walk you through all the options for beer, cider, soda, candy, or whatever interesting, off the wall application you may have.

We already have quite a few natural and/or organic flavors for you to try.

Some of our favorites include:

  • Butter Flavor Natural Type, OS NON GMO
  • Toffee Flavor Natural Type WS NON GMO
  • Berrilicious Flavor Natural Type OS Organic
  • Blueberry Flavor Natural Type OS Organic
  • Cherry Flavor Natural Type OS Organic
  • Strawberry Flavor Natural Type OS Organic
  • Raspberry Flavor Natural Type OS Organic
  • Banana Flavor Natural Type OS Organic
  • Bavarian Cream Flavor Natural Type WS Organic
  • Strawberry Natural Type WS
  • Coconut Flavor, Natural Type OS NON GMO
  • Raspberry Flavor WONF WS
  • Chocolate Flavor Natural Type
  • Grape Flavor Natural Type NON GMO
  • Tangerine Flavor Non GMO
  • Lime Non GMO

Try a sample today and see the difference our flavoring and extracts can make in your food and beverages today!

Cranberry flavoring

Cranberry Flavoring

cranberry-flavoringEveryone knows how cranberry flavor has a tangy and fruity taste all it’s own.  In order to create that unique flavor, here at Northwestern Extract, we have worked hard to perfect cranberry into a flavor profile that is tangy and not overwhelmingly sweet. Recently we developed TTB Natural Cranberry flavors for use in alcoholic beverages. We are happy with the outcome which adds a refreshing and clean fruit note to the beverage.

Our cranberry flavor can be used in almost all applications such as soda, alcoholic beverages, candy and bakery.  Are you looking to enhance the natural flavors in your beer, cider or soda?  This cranberry flavor can add the right notes of tangy to reach the flavor profile and aroma you are looking to create in beers and ciders.  We also recommend to try our cranberry with vanilla or cinnamon to really enhance the flavors in your soda, candy and bakery.

Get a sample of our cranberry flavor today!


Fall spices

Pumpkin Spice Flavoring

Fall spicesWith fall quickly approaching, the pumpkin spice phenomenon is now upon us.  Some people love it and others dread the very word.  Here at Northwestern Extract, we have so much more to offer than the regular pumpkin spice.  We have a such a big array of flavorings for you to try and sample in your beers, ciders and sodas.  If you want your seasonal beers stand out from the rest, we think our flavorist can help you come up with something that will help entice fellow beer drinkers.

Here are some flavors we recommend you try:

  • Butter Pecan
  • Anise
  • Hazelnut
  • Macadamia Nut
  • Nutmeg
  • Pecan
  • Pumpkin
  • Toasted Coconut
  • Toffee
Hard Cider

Cider Flavoring

Hard CiderNorthwestern Extract is loving the new fresh cider flavors our customers are asking us to make.  We have seen lots of our customers wanting more fruity TTB options for their ciders, beers and sodas. Our goal is to help our customers create unique beverages, whether they are looking to enhance their apple profile, add a fruit flavor, make a fun pie flavored cider, or try something new with ginger, we offer the highest quality of products to suit their needs.  Our TTB options are endless for ciders, soda, root beer and so much more.

Give us a call today to get a sample or have us make you something new at 1-800-466-3034.  Whether you are starting out with cider or have perfected your recipe over decades, we have quality products to get you going in a new flavor direction.  Our flavor experts have the expertise you need to enhance the right flavors you are looking to create.

Our Favorite Cider Flavors

  • Pumpkin Pie Cider
  • Spice Flavor Cider
  • Green Apple Cider
  • Cherry Cider
  • Pear Cider
  • Apple Pie Cider

What flavors can we create for you?

Root Beer

TTB Root Beer Flavors

Root BeerTTB Approved Root Beer Flavor

Are you ready for something a little different?  Many of our flavors are TTB approved, including our Root Beer and other sodas flavors.  Whether you’re looking to offer something unique to your customers, or grow your business with a fun new product, we’re here to help.  Our Root Beer has been a favorite over generations, wait until you try an adult version!

Creamy, Spicy, and Herbal Root Beer Flavor

We have several types of root beer starting with creamy, spicy, herbal.  So what ever your needs, try one of our root beers to knock your socks off whether for soda, baking or hard liquor. You’re already familiar with our great sodas flavors, contact us to develop hard beverages for a whole new experience.

Contact our flavor experts today to get started at 1-800-466-3034 or contact us online.