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Important Tank Supplies & Accessories for Your Brewery or Distillery

Important Tank Supplies & Accessories for Your Brewery or Distillery

By: Alyssa L. Ochs High-quality and reliable tanks are one of the most essential parts of any brewery or distillery. However, there are many components involved in keeping tanks in good condition and well-monitored throughout the beverage-making process. Experienced brewers and distillers use various tank supplies to keep their tanks ...
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Finishing and Aging Options Evolve with Booming Secondary Barrel Market

Finishing and Aging Options Evolve with Booming Secondary Barrel Market

By: Gerald Dlubala Those barrels hanging out in the distilleries, whether new, used or refurbished, are just getting started. Oak barrels have a full and varied life, complete with occasional travel between distilleries, breweries, wineries and back again, sometimes internationally. Just within the Kentucky commonwealth, there is an inventory of ...
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Will Cannabis Beverages Cannibalize Beer Sales?

Will Cannabis Beverages Cannibalize Beer Sales?

By: Briana Tomkinson Cannabis was legalized in Canada a year ago; however the production and sale of edibles, in-fused beverages and tinctures, remained illegal—until now. The first legal cannabis-infused drinks and edibles are expected to hit shelves as early as De-cember. Many have been designed to produce a high mimicking ...
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Starting a New Craft Distillery: Part 3

Starting a New Craft Distillery: Part 3

By: Donald Snyder Man in front of distillery - copper Consumers are thirsty and they want something new. Increased demand for all things local and unique have helped pave the way for a surge of craft distilleries across the country. For those interested in starting a craft distillery today, there ...
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Starting a New Craft Distillery: Part 2

Starting a New Craft Distillery: Part 2

By: Donald Snyder There has never been a better time to start a craft distillery. As previously explored, new distillers can stand on the shoulders of established craft distillers who have paved the trail over the last five years. There is an abundance of resources available including online forums, distillers’ ...
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“Standing on Shoulders”

“Standing on Shoulders”

By: Donald Snyder Smooth Ambler Distillery - Maxwelton, WVPhoto Credit: Donald Snyder Ask any established craft distiller what they would have done differently and you will get a common answer, “How much time do you have?” For most new distillers starting from scratch in the last few years, it was ...
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Technology and the Benefits of a Digital Marketing Strategy

Technology and the Benefits of a Digital Marketing Strategy

By: Robert Frost, Principal, Boelter Blue Competition is fierce! With the number of craft breweries and brewpubs continually on the rise year-over-year, it should come as no surprise that current bar owners and operators must focus on more than just word of mouth, radio ads or the occasional 30 seconds ...
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A Clear Alternative:  The How and Why of Hard Seltzer

A Clear Alternative: The How and Why of Hard Seltzer

By: Erik Myers It’s hard to deny that this past summer was the summer of hard seltzer. In fact, it was a summer that saw hard seltzer grow to more than $1 billion dollars in sales. In just the week of July 4 this past summer, White Claw and Truly ...
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Lessons for the Start-Up Brewery

Lessons for the Start-Up Brewery

By: Tracey L. Kelley Modern beer plant brewery , with brewing kettles, vessels, tubs and pipes made of stainless steel, monteiths beer factory, south island in New Zealand. Three beverages are the most consumed in the world: water, tea…and beer. Regional breweries, brewpubs, microbreweries, and contract brewing companies all experienced ...
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The Rise of American Single Malt Whiskey

The Rise of American Single Malt Whiskey

By: Becky Garrison While both Scotch and American single malt whiskey possess some similarities in terms of taste, their origins are quite different. Scotch is a spirit born of tradition and known for its heterogeneity and consistency, with brands distinguished by their geography (the Highlands, the Lowlands, the Isle of ...
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