1. On the Ball: How Ball Brewing Survived Covid-19

    On the Ball: How Ball Brewing Survived Covid-19

    When Bobby Ball decided pursue his dream of opening a brewery in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, he had no idea what was coming. Check out how a new brewery survived COVID and how they're focusing on craft beer as well as homebrewing to continue to grow.
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  2. Drinkers Embrace Liquor Law Changes

    Drinkers Embrace Liquor Law Changes

    Of all the adjustments that occurred over the pandemic—masks, social distancing, Zoom meetings—new liquor laws are the most welcome. State legislators across the country made exceptions to longstanding regulations to give restaurants, breweries and bars some relief from the strenuous pinch of the shutdown. But like telemedicine and work-from-home offices, some temporary changes may be here to stay.
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  3. Five Things to Consider When Pairing Beer With Food

    Five Things to Consider When Pairing Beer With Food

    COVID-19 has fundamentally changed the way we eat and drink—that’s obvious. From rules dictating what must be served to staying at home and finding beers to go with your at-home meals, there’s a new opportunity to think about how beer and food go together.
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  4. Nordic-Style Beers: Every Homebrewers Dream

    Nordic-Style Beers: Every Homebrewers Dream

    You might have seen Nordic-style beers on the shelves of your local bottle shop or sneaking into your favorite brewery’s lineup. Although Scandinavia’s influence on craft beer is now apparent, just a few years ago, that wasn’t the case. Much of the country’s beer brewing happened behind the scenes: in farmhouses untouched by the passing tides of macro-beer trends.
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  5. IYKYK


    Hop creep happens, but there are ways to avoid it. Take a read at this blog article from Lead Scientist, Emily Wang of Fermly as she explains all you need to know about hop creep and some brewing acronyms you'll sound cool using.
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  6. Common Homebrew Cleaning Mistakes

    Common Homebrew Cleaning Mistakes

    Homebrewing is awesome; not only do you get to feel like a mad scientist, you get to enjoy some pretty delicious fruits of your labor as well. It has also become the distraction of choice for many that are forced to spend more time at home. Whether you're new to the hobby or picking it back up, here are some reminders of common mistakes to avoid.
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  7. Not All Small Parts are Cleaned the Same

    Not All Small Parts are Cleaned the Same

    Whether you’re a homebrewer or a professional craft beverage magician, cleaning in place and soaking equipment parts are commonplace for day-to-day operations. It is a good idea to give small parts some extra care from time to time to increase their longevity, efficiency, and, most importantly, to keep your brew days a smooth operation.
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  8. Spontaneously Fermented, Naturally Enjoyed

    Spontaneously Fermented, Naturally Enjoyed

    Part 1: A Wild Surprise Destination breweries known for their hazy IPAs have become quite the fad as of late, and many in the consumer community have benefitted from it. Learning a particular hop’s unique qualities and how the brewer is able to bring them out is an awesome testament to how brewing has changed over a few decades. Walking into one of those breweries, the energy is often palpable with the buzz of chatter about the latest hop…which is… SPON SPON BING BONG!
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  9. Every Day is Game Day in a Brewery

    Every Day is Game Day in a Brewery

    Where do people in the craft beer industry like to frequent on vacation or work trips? A brewery of course! They go, not just to taste the beer, but to also have an opinion on how amazing, or appalling, the beer was. This is a holistic view of not just the beer, but the people and facility involved. From personal hygiene to facility presentation, your beer can be judged on a lot more than flavor. Many people have said of a restaurant, “Sure the food is delicious, but I can’t eat there anymore after seeing what goes on in the kitchen.” The same applies to breweries. Aesthetics on the production floor can go a long way in boosting your overall brewery image.
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  10. Draft Line Cleaning

    Draft Line Cleaning

    When it comes to maintaining the best quality beer for your customers, the routine cleaning of your draft lines is an essential practice. Over time, a buildup of bacteria, mold, yeast and sediment (beer stone) can accumulate in your lines, affecting your beer’s flavor profile and causing foaming. Follow the recirculation method below for long draw systems (20 ft. of line or more), which is also an effective method for homebrew draft lines (10 ft or below). We will also cover what products and equipment to use in each scenario.
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