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Exploring the Intersection of Beer and Whiskey

Exploring the Intersection of Beer and Whiskey

By: Becky Garrison As James Saxon of London based Compass Box observes, historically, distilleries often grew out of breweries or operated alongside them with the union of beer and whisky rooted in process. “Until the 1950s and 1960s, many distilleries would even use yeast cultured and maintained within breweries to ...
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Trends in Distillery Building and Design:

Trends in Distillery Building and Design:

Operational Efficiency With Pleasing Aesthetics By: Gerald Dlubala Successful distillery designs serve the distiller’s needs while also projecting the brand’s intended personality and image. However, getting to that point can make even the most organized person a little overwhelmed. The key to realizing that goal is working with experienced builders, ...
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Spirit Hound Distillers: In Relentless Pursuit of Quality

Spirit Hound Distillers: In Relentless Pursuit of Quality

By: Nan McCreary Hound dogs are famous for their amazing and relentless ability to follow a scent to the end. For head distiller Craig Engelhorn and his partners, who opened Spirit Hound Distillers in 2012, choosing the hound dog as their namesake was only fitting for their pursuit of quality ...
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Innovation Helps Modernize Brewing Equipment

Innovation Helps Modernize Brewing Equipment

By: Alyssa L. Ochs At Beverage Master Magazine, we’re always looking to keep up with craft brewing trends, which more often than not relates to pieces of innovative equipment and new technologies. Certain types of new equipment are slowly but steadily being introduced to breweries, as are new technologies, tools, ...
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Precision in Canning and Bottling Craft Beer

Precision in Canning and Bottling Craft Beer

By: Cheryl Gray The can or bottle of craft beer consumers select from store shelves is more than attractive packaging. The elements that go into fabricating, filling and sealing those containers can make the difference between a flat beer, leaking containers, or worse yet, a contaminated product. To avoid these ...
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Lots, Codes, and Life: Dating in the Beer Industry

Lots, Codes, and Life: Dating in the Beer Industry

By: Erik Myers As the number of active breweries in the country exceeds 7000 and roars toward 8000, it’s more important than ever to consider one of the crucial facets of your packaged product: shelf life, and how to communicate it to your customer. It’s not just marketing; date lot ...
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Spirit of the Rising Sun

Spirit of the Rising Sun

By: Tod Stewart Japan is synonymous with many things: electronics, cars, origami, sake, sushi, intricate art, Sumo wrestling and architecture. Now, if you’re willing to wait out a significant chunk of your day for it, cheesecake. But whisky? Even after seeing Lost in Translation many years ago (a movie featuring ...
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The Charismatic Spirit: The Heat of Jamaican Rum

The Charismatic Spirit: The Heat of Jamaican Rum

By: Hanifa Sekandi It is a warm summer night in Montego Bay. The sound of the ocean, the harmonious steel drums, sand beneath your toes, and laughter allow you to forget your worries while you clutch your cocktail in one hand. You have most likely never given much thought to ...
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How Breweries Give Back

How Breweries Give Back

Scenes at the 2017 Colorado Brewer's Festival in downtown Fort Collins Saturday June 24, 2017. By: Calvin Obbaatt Long has been the notion that breweries are about making and selling beers, thus profits; but pause a minute, think of that one picture in your gallery or on your social media ...
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Re-Opening After the Pandemic

Re-Opening After the Pandemic

By: Donald Snyder, President/Consultant, Time & Tasks For the first time as an author, I hope this article does not age well. With a bit of luck, you are reading this article in a post pandemic world where these concerns are a thing of the past. That said, as I ...
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