By Karen Scott, Publisher

When Grant Gyesky and some of his friends began brewing cold brew nitrogen coffee in their apartments in 2014, they had no idea how fast their company would grow. Today, RISE Brewing Co . has 25 employees and is offering cold brew kegs and ready-to-drink (RTD) cans to offices and retailers nationwide.

The New York City based company was fast to catch on to the popularity of cold brew nitrogen coffee, one of the fastest growing refreshments. Cold brew coffee is expected to grow roughly 24.6% per year through 2024 to $110 million from $29 million this year, according to Market Insight Reports.

While the refreshment services industry presently accounts for 30 percent of RISE’s sales, the company pins high hopes on convenience service operators. The company has targeted offices for both its kegs and RTD cans.