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Bringing Brewing Full Circle From Craft to Culture

Bringing Brewing Full Circle From Craft to Culture

By: Quinton Jay In the heart of Fresno, California’s Central Valley, Arthur Moye enters the doors of Full Circle Brewing Co. (FCB), the region’s oldest-running brewery. Some days, he says, he still can’t believe it’s his. Prior to purchasing the brewery in 2016 and taking over as its CEO, Moye ...
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Vegan-Friendly Beer

Vegan-Friendly Beer

A Growing Trend To Watch This Year By: Natasha Dhayagude, CEO, Chinova Bioworks In an industry as competitive and ever-changing in terms of new products and trends, the ingredients for developing beer are constantly evolving. One trend to watch is the plant-based movement. Whether consumers are vegan or not, many ...
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Unpacking Findings From the Craft Spirits Data Project

Unpacking Findings From the Craft Spirits Data Project

By: Becky Garrison While Jason Parker, co-founder and President of Copperworks Distilling Company, reported an 80% drop in revenue in 2020 due to Covid-19 closures and restrictions, in 2021, Copperworks actually expanded their operations. After the furniture store directly next to their Seattle water-front property closed, they plan to lease ...
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The Right Equipment for Your Brewery Startup

The Right Equipment for Your Brewery Startup

By: Gerald Dlubala You’ve likely had a vision of the perfect brewing location in your mind for quite some time, and finally, you’ve found it. After all of the location hunting, permit wrangling and liquor license drama, it’s time to get the essential equipment installed and get to brewing. But ...
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Packaging With a Purpose

Packaging With a Purpose

How the Right Packaging Can Protect, Promote & Preserve Your Craft Beer By: Cheryl Gray Putting a distinctive face on a craft beer product means giving it a good chance to shine in the marketplace spotlight. However, that’s only part of the role of packaging. It should also protect craft ...
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Pumps, Motors and Drives in the Distillery

Pumps, Motors and Drives in the Distillery

By: Alyssa Ochs There are various kinds of specialized machinery used in modern craft distilleries to produce the high-quality spirits we know and love. Among these are pumps, motors and drives, which are worth learning more about to choose the best options for your distilling needs. To kick off the ...
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Blending In

Blending In

By: Tod Stewart It’s been said that spirit distilling is a science, and spirit blending is an art. As I am neither a scientist nor an art-ist, I prefer to simply enjoy the end result of the distiller’s science and blender’s art. That being said, in the interest of science ...
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If It’s Premium & Luxury, We’re Drinking It

If It’s Premium & Luxury, We’re Drinking It

By: Hanifa Sekandi Maybe we have been home too long? Could it be sheer curiosity leading us to develop a sophisticated spirits palate? It is true that when your life is busy, you tend to give very little thought to what goes into the cocktail you are drinking. You may ...
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“SHOW ME THE MONEY”

“SHOW ME THE MONEY”

After Friends and Family, Where Do I Get Growth Capital? By: Quinton Jay Like most entrepreneurs, founders and owners of smaller craft breweries and distilleries often find themselves having to wear many hats. You need to be aware of your internal operations and external logistical factors in your business’s supply ...
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GETTING CRAFTY: How the Beverage Industry Can Secure Business Funding

GETTING CRAFTY: How the Beverage Industry Can Secure Business Funding

By: Raj Tulshan, Founder of Loan Mantra According to the Independent Craft Brewers Association, the Craft Brewing Industry was responsible for over 400,000 jobs and contributed $62.1 billion to the U.S. economy last year. As with other industry segments like restaurants and retail, COVID-19 had a devastating impact on sales ...
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