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A HIGH-TEMPERATURE WASHDOWN STATION TO MEET YOUR HIGH-EFFICENCY PRODUCTION NEEDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (Warminster, PA USA) In food processing, dairy, beverage, chemical, petrochemical, and pharmaceutical facilities, maintaining a clean environment is critical to consistent product quality. To keep production running on time, high temperature washdown stations are used to quickly and efficiently clean and sanitize equipment in place. For facilities ...
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Advice from Beyond the Grave:  Distribution for Small Breweries

Advice from Beyond the Grave: Distribution for Small Breweries

By: Eric Myers When Mystery Brewing Company closed in 2018, it was difficult to articulate to people outside the company where things had gone wrong. We looked like a successful company from the outside; we had a well-attended pub and restaurant, we frequently won awards for our beer in both ...
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YIKES! $2,600,000 Fine Against a Beer Wholesaler

YIKES! $2,600,000 Fine Against a Beer Wholesaler

By: Dan Minutillo, Esq., Minutillo Law In March 2019, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (the Court) affirmed a $2.6 million dollar fine against Craft Brewers Guild (CBG), a wholesaler. The reason, alleged violation of anti-price discrimination statutes and other commercial bribery regulations. Allegations CBG allegedly paid companies money as a ...
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Beer & Food Pairing Dinners: Upping the Bar for Craft Breweries

Beer & Food Pairing Dinners: Upping the Bar for Craft Breweries

By: Nan McCreary Oenophiles have long known that wine dinners — where wine is selected and paired with a variety of foods based on complementary tastes and styles — can elevate the dining experience. Now, craft breweries are opening that door to customers who want to expand their culinary horizons ...
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Safety and Compliance:  More Than Just a Checklist

Safety and Compliance: More Than Just a Checklist

By: Tracey L. Kelley In the past 10 years, workplace injuries and illnesses declined in the craft beverage manufacturing industry. This is good news, as it’s a thriving employment sector. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in 2016—the most recent data collected—breweries, distilleries and other artisanal beverage producers ...
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Pumping Success Into Your Brewery or Distillery

Pumping Success Into Your Brewery or Distillery

By: Gerald Dlubala For breweries and distilleries, the beer and spirits that flow within drive business, but the pumps used to move that product can easily be considered the heart of production. If a pump fails, product flow stops and downtime eats away at production and delivery schedules. Having a ...
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Getting to Know Beer’s Key Ingredients:  Barley growers say, “If there is no barley, then there is no beer.”

Getting to Know Beer’s Key Ingredients: Barley growers say, “If there is no barley, then there is no beer.”

By: Cheryl Gray Barley has been around for some 10,000 years. When this ancient grain was introduced in the United States, in New England during the 17th century, it was produced specially to quench the thirst of colonists who wanted to make beer. Malted barley remains the key ingredient in ...
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Basque Cider Comes to the Columbia Gorge

Basque Cider Comes to the Columbia Gorge

By: Becky Garrison  Unlike the domestic ciders that dominate the Pacific Northwest, Basque cider (known in the Basque region of Spain as Sagardo) has a wild, untamed quality. These ciders are made only once a year using heirloom apples and native yeast strains that naturally occur in a given orchard ...
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Brewery Air Compression Systems: Why Quality Matters

Brewery Air Compression Systems: Why Quality Matters

By: Alyssa L. Ochs Compressed air systems are often misunderstood in the brewing industry and undervalued as a long-term investment; however, compressed air is an essential part of the brewing process, and an efficient system is integral. Choosing the best pneumatic system for brewery operations requires understanding the uses of ...
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The Golden Age of Hops and Beer:  The Fine Art of Choosing a Hop

The Golden Age of Hops and Beer: The Fine Art of Choosing a Hop

By: Robin Dohrn- Simpson Choosing the right hops can be a complicated task. Some breweries choose hops based on past agreements – they have long-standing relationships with growers they feel confident will provide what they need, at the highest quality. Some search out their hops based on geography, based on ...
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