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  1. Beer Money: Financing Options for Craft Breweries

    Beer Money: Financing Options for Craft Breweries

    Whether you run an established craft brewery or are just starting out, there are times when you might need “beer money” - outside funding to pursue new opportunities or endure a period of uncertainty. On Tap Credit Union is here to help you understand the ins and outs of your financial options when it comes to financing that perfect brew.

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  2. Same-Same yet Different -  The Exploration of Beer and Wine

    Same-Same yet Different - The Exploration of Beer and Wine

    At the most basic level, making beer and wine is the same. Ingredients, like barley or grapes, break down into fermentable sugars, sit around for a while with some yeast, and viola—booze. Despite their similar processes, beer and wine are obviously very different drinks. But why is that? We are going to break down some of the key differences between them and discover how they can be same-same, yet different.

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  3. Thinking Beyond the Limits of Coffee Beers

    Thinking Beyond the Limits of Coffee Beers

    Coffee beers are one of the largest growing beer styles in the nation—but they’re also difficult to make. Here’s how to harness creativity and collaboration to make truly special beers.

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. IYKYK

    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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  9. 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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  10. 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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