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The Sweet & The Sour – Challenges & Rewards in Making Flavored Spirits

The Sweet & The Sour – Challenges & Rewards in Making Flavored Spirits

By: Donald Snyder, Donald@TimeAndTasks.com August/September 2016 Issue - Beverage Master Magazine What do apple pie moonshine, birthday cake vodka, blueberry liqueur, absinthe, spiced rum, and cinnamon whiskey have in common? All are distilled spirit flavors, and they make up one the fastest growing segments in the industry. The growth of ...
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Finding A Distiller

Finding A Distiller

By: Donald Snyder, Donald@TimeAndTasks.com April/May 2016 Issue - Beverage Master Magazine What do a former chef, police officer, wine taster, lawyer, home brewer, fireman, general contractor, and farmer all have in common? They all have become award winning distillers. With new craft distilleries opening every month, how does a startup ...
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When the State Gives Lemons

When the State Gives Lemons

By: Donald Snyder, President, Donald@TimeAndTasks.com June/July 2017 Issue - Beverage Master Magazine With the passing of the 21st amendment, the prohibition of alcohol in the United States was officially repealed. Each state was given the power to regulate and control the distribution of alcohol within their borders. Today, every state ...
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Turning Data Straw into Wisdom Gold  By: Donald Snyder, President Whiskey Systems Online

Turning Data Straw into Wisdom Gold By: Donald Snyder, President Whiskey Systems Online

By: Donald Snyder, Donald@TimeAndTasks.com June/July 2018 Issue - Beverage Master Magazine In the story “Rumpelstiltskin,” the miller’s daughter has a seemingly impossible task; turn a room full of straw into gold. With the help of a little magic, the abundant straw, which has little or no value on its own, ...
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If You Build It, They Will Come

If You Build It, They Will Come

By: Donald Snyder, President, Donald@TimeAndTasks.com December/January 2018 - Beverage Master Magazine Released in 1989, Kevin Costner’s character in the movie “Field of Dreams” plows his cornfield to build a baseball field motivated by one of the most iconic movie lines of all time; “If you build it, he will come.” ...
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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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