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.
- August 06, 2021Read Article
- June 28, 2021
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.
- May 06, 2021
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.
- February 26, 2021
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.
- January 29, 2021
For all your homebrew cleaning and sanitizing needs, we've developed this Homebrew Cleaning Chart!
- December 22, 2020
The secret is out, we love chemicals. They can provide safe and effective solutions to our every day life and hobbies. Because of this, however, people tend to forget that chemicals can also be dangerous. While most of us have the common sense to not take shots of Star San, there are a lot of accidents that happen in a brewery (both commercially and in your garage).
- November 20, 2020
How much does it cost to clean a distributor’s truck after a six pack of beer decides that aluminum was too restrictive for its unexpected new friend, Lactobacillus? Not much really. Hunting down and recalling every case of beer from accounts? That is going to hurt a bit making those calls, drives, and dealing with the invoices. Not to mention shake up you brewing schedule…
- October 29, 2020
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.
- September 30, 2020
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.
- September 03, 2020
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!