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Making Spectacular Beer Isn’t Enough Anymore

It is a great time to be a beer enthusiast. Consumers have more high quality options available than ever before....<br>read postThe post Making …

Beer

50 Craft Beer Clone Recipes

We asked 50 craft brewers from all over the country to share their favorite commercial clone beer recipes for homebrewers.Read MoreThe post 50 Craft …

Beer

How to Kettle Sour Beer

Kettle souring is a process that allows beer brewers to consistently whip up batch after batch with the perfect level of tartness. Unlike traditional …

Beer

Amplify your small business marketing with event rentals

With the Bay Area brewing landscape more crowded than ever, newcomer Harmonic Brewery knew that they would have to offer the community more than a …

Small Business

Brewing Water – Hard or Soft?

42 comments<p>Brewing water plays a very important role in the flavor of your homebrewed beer. Knowing the character of your local water source as well …

Starting a brewery Should it be big or small

Are you thinking of getting into the craft brewing business? I often get asked, should one start small or big? Whether it’s $150K, $1.5 million or …

Craft Brewing

Golden Road Brewery founder on why the brand was sold and what's next

When<p>Anheuser-Busch InBev bought Golden Road Brewing in September, many craft beer drinkers in Los Angeles, who’d followed the local brewery's rapid growth and expansion, were not surprised. There was a sentiment repeated in tweets, Internet forums and comment threads that Golden Road was "built to …

5 Common Homebrew Off-Flavors and How to Fix Them

<i>Update: See part 2 for 5 more common off-flavors and how to fix them.</i>Having the ability to critique your beer and identify homebrew off-flavors is an …

Beer

How to Start Your Own Brewery

It’s a slow afternoon on the line, with three of four 40-barrel fermenters sitting silent, the liquid wort inside being quietly consumed by yeast. …

So You Wanna Be a Brewer?

During my time at <b>Oakshire Brewing</b> in Eugene, Oregon, my colleagues and I had a saying that we would use sarcastically on those days our jobs were …

Five steps to take before opening a brewery

<b>Apply for a State License</b><p>Many states will require brewers to obtain a separate brewers or liquor license from the relevant state authority – your …

Learn From Those Who Brew Beer How To Be A Better Financial Advisor

Learn From Those Who Brew Beer How To Be A Better Financial Advisor by Victor Wendl, WENDL Financial<p>Get The Full Series in PDF<p>Get the entire 10-part …

Government Shutdown Halts New Craft Beer

BOSTON (CBS/AP) — The federal government shutdown could leave America’s craft brewers with a serious hangover.<p>Stores will still offer plenty of suds. …

5 Beginner Tips for Beer Recipe Formulation

The art and science of formulating a beer recipe from scratch is an involved process. While we aren’t going to walk through all the steps since they …

Homebrewing

How to start a successful craft beer brewery

Michael Kane went from poring over spreadsheets to pouring craft beer with his name on it.<p>The former Wall Street investment banker is part of a growing club of Americans who have ditched their boring day jobs to start craft breweries.<p>"I wasn't totally passionate about analyzing accretion solutions …

Beer

How to Build Your Very Own Keg Fridge

Author: Wired Staff. Wired Staff Gear<p>Date of Publication: 10.13.15.<p>Time of Publication: 4:41 pm. 4:41 pm<p>If you’re serious about beer, you’re …

Opinion: Here’s a crash course in craft beer marketing

Amid all the press releases, beer samples, glassware, brewery tours, brewer’s dinners, bottle openers and assorted swag is a lesson in how craft beer …

Beer

Top 5 DIY Projects on HomebrewersAssociation.org

If you are looking for your next homebrew DIY project to help improve the process of making beer at home, then browse through the top 5 homebrew …

Homebrewing

14 Places In Belgium Every Beer Lover Needs To Put On Their Bucket List

5 minute Read<p>For a beer lover, a trip to Belgium is practically a pilgrimage. This small country is home to roughly 200 breweries, which produce some …

College students tap into chemistry of craft beer

<i>This piece originally aired June 16, 2015.</i><p>Beer and college have gone together for a long time, but not like this.<p>Colorado State University is one of …

How 15 Breweries Got Their Names

As these brewers have learned, a great name can make marketing a great beer that much easier. Crack open your favorite ale or lager and learn about …