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Hopsteiner Launches Redesigned Calculators For Brewing, Extract Product Dosing Rates

<b>Yakima, WA —</b> Hopsteiner, one of the largest hop growing, trading, breeding and processing firms in the world since 1845, has launched their newly …

Beer

Boston Beer Company: Craft brewers will keep innovating the category despite consolidating beer landscape

Volume loss comes from the declining consumption of mass domestic beer, Koch said, but the relationship between big beer and independent craft beer …

Craft beer: Clouds on the horizon

The popularity of craft beer could be hit by poor-quality products and a lack of consistency in the finished article. Producers must take urgent …

Beer

The 7-Step Method to Tasting Beer Like a Pro

2 minute Read<p>Beer isn’t all chuggable macro lager anymore. The craft beer movement has brought a previously unheard of number of new styles and …

Flavors

The 10 Best Beers to Pair With Brisket

2 minute Read<p>Ah, brisket — everyone’s favorite smoked meat. With the temperatures rapidly getting warmer, we can’t help but think of all the smoky, …

The Crowler: An Aluminum Answer to the Growler

The typical method for taking draft beer home from a bar, brewery or store is a reusable 64-ounce glass growler jug. But the growler has flaws, which has led Oskar Blues Brewery in Longmont, Colo., to develop the Crowler, a 32-ounce can into which keg beer is dispensed. The can is sealed, and …

Manhattan

Lessons from Chris Harris, the Man Who Started Black Frog Brewery in His Garage

What should you know about opening a brewery? You’ll want to talk to Chris Harris, founder, brewmaster and just about every other title at Black Frog …

Beer

How Big Beer Companies Exert Their Dominance

Distribution power is really where big beer companies see the most long-term benefit.<p>The beer industry consolidation that's taken place over the last …

Forbidden Root and Fernet-Branca Collaborate on Rare Amaro-Flavored Ale

Chicago’s Forbidden Root Brewery has partnered with historic Italian amaro producer Fernet-Branca to create a new spirit-inspired imperial black ale, …

Here’s why you should quit your job and open that brewery you always dreamt of

How many nights have you spent down your local plotting the day you quit your job and finally open that brewery, like you always said you would?<p>Yet, …

Nitro’s Next: The Rise of Nitro Beers

Nitro beers are far from new, but the category is getting a lot of hype in the U.S. thanks to big brewers like Samuel Adams and Founders releasing …

What does it take to make a career out of brewing beer?

“For me, everything came together at the right time,” says Mark Burton, the head brewer at the Cambridge Brew House. “The company I was working for went into administration, I needed to make money immediately, so I turned my garage into a brewery and started selling to Cambridge free houses. I did …

Beer

Start a Successful Business Making Your Own Craft Beer

As of November 2015, there were 4,144 breweries in the U.S.—more than the historic high of 4,131 breweries in 1873, according to the Brewers …

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. …

Understanding Water for Homebrewing

Discussions about water can get complicated fast, especially if you aren’t familiar with hydrology. But there are a few basics that specifically …

Beer

High Gravity Beer: Big Risk, Bigger Reward

April 15, 2015<p>You’ve probably heard the term ‘high-gravity beer,’ and may have indulged in a few of them due to the ever-expanding offerings …

Beer

Defining the American Craft Lager

Craft's Most Important Beer<p>If you want to know what a lager is, there’s an easy place to start.<p>“In one word? Yeast”, said Brian O’Reilly, Master …

Getting the Most from the BeerSmith Recipes Cloud

1 comment<p>This week I provide a few tips to get the most out of the BeerSmithRecipes.com cloud site. I launched the BeerSmith Recipes site almost …

10 Award-Winning Homebrew Recipes

Every new homebrewer dreams of creating the world’s next great beer. But before you craft a Pliny-level Double IPA on your own, you’re probably going …

Denny's

Craft Beer’s First Billionaire Refuses to be Defined

Ispin the beer glass by its stem with my right hand and then take a sip. It’s the Great American Beer Festival gold-medal-winning Tetravis we’re …

A Quick, Drunk History of Canned Beer

The beginnings of canned beer start like a lot of other great origin stories: in 1909 Leopold Schmidt, an idealistic German immigrant living in …

Beer Styles Study Guide

Style Family: Pale Ales<p>Like most amber beers, American amber ale is named after the golden to amber color this American version of English pale ale …

Beer

VTT: New flavors for lager beer -- successful generation of hybrid yeasts

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has been the first to publish a scientific study on the successful generation of hybrid lager yeasts. …

Why You Should Drink Bock, a Malty, Full-Bodied Beer

The origin of the beer style known as Bock is a point of contention. Like much of the beer history in the world, experts have a difference of opinion. One school of thought believes that the style's name came from a corruption of "Einbeck, Germany," the city that claims to be Bock’s birthplace. …

New polymer allows beer quality to be tested quickly

The main risk to beer is from bacteria. Fortunately, beer is a poor and hostile environment for most microorganisms. This is because the ethanol …

Beer

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

The Difference Between A Pale Ale And An IPA

3 minute Read<p>There are no two more prominent styles of beers that beer geeks and brewers – both home and professional – obsess over more than Pale …

This Very Smart Beer Packaging Wards Off Mosquitoes When Burned

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Packaging Design