Archive: Mead

KNOCK, KNOCK! LIQUOR STORE AT YOUR DOOR IN 60 MINUTES OR LESS

Don’t want to leave the party to pick up the missing ingredients to make your signature cocktail or to try a new recipe? Wish you had options to save time, or you don’t want to head out into the elements to go pick up your favorite alcoholic beverages? Canadians can now enjoy greater options for their alcoholic beverage home delivery, including a wider selection of craft beverage products with Drizly. In Canada, liquor laws are regulated by each province individually, and some have permitted home delivery of wine beer and spirits for decades. The original alcohol delivery service, Dial a Bottle, was taking orders by phone and delivering bottles before apps or even the internet existed. Today, the home delivery […]

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How to Choose the Right Packaging Machine for Your Brewery

Craft beverage consumers are often quick to judge a book by its cover, or in this case, a beer by its packaging. The quality of beer comes first and foremost, but how a beer looks on retail shelves can also drive or sink a brewery’s profits. Packaging machines are useful to breweries for many reasons, including efficiently and attractively packaging beer and cans in cartons. Depending on the size of a brewery’s operations and its goals, these machines range from small hand machines to huge mass production models. Uses of Brewery Packaging Equipment These days, very few breweries are packaging their products by hand. Manual processing isn’t fast enough to keep up with demand, but unlike mechanization in the wine […]

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The Careful Craft Of Brewery Insurance: Getting the right insurance for a craft brewery business is a combination of peace of mind and great business sense

Opening a craft brewery is a dream many people have turned into a reality. Getting to do all the fun stuff like branding new brews, using all the shiny new equipment, and networking with those who share the same passion. But then there are all the other, not-so-fun tasks that need juggling, like maintaining property and equipment, getting licenses, fitting out the brewery, ordering supplies and hiring staff. Only after wading through all this can a brewery finally get to the reason for it all: making great beer to be proud of. Keeping motivations firmly in sight and visions on track is important, but so is being realistic about the potential risks business owners face. One bad batch. One slip […]

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Stop Contamination at the Door With Disinfectant Mats – Nelson Jameson

PRESS RELEASE CONTACT: Melissa Pasciak | Director of Marketing m.pasciak@nelsonjameson.com | 715-387-1151   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Stop Contamination at the Door with Disinfectant Mats™ from Nelson-Jameson MARSHFIELD, WIS., December 19, 2018 – One step beyond the ordinary sanitizing footbath, Disinfectant Mats both clean and sanitize footwear before workers enter any processing areas, or anywhere you want to limit the spread of contamination. While ordinary footbaths don’t provide any scrubbing action to keep users from tracking sediment back into a clean processing environment, Disinfectant Mats feature hundreds of flexible rubber fingers to clean dirt particles from footwear. Constructed of a heavy-duty rubber that won’t sag or allow solution to run out, Disinfectant Mats allow users to wipe their feet while simultaneously […]

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Sanitation in the Brewery: Keep Your Sanity

Brewing is a combination of art and science, requiring specialized and well-maintained equipment, ingredients, exact temperatures, caustic chemicals, knowledgeable staff and all-around safety. Vessels and equipment must be maintained to run effectively and efficiently. The most critical components to maintaining equipment are cleaning and sanitation. Just like in brewing, a well thought and executed recipe for cleaning must be followed. The proper cleaning recipe consists of four ingredients: time, temperature, chemical action and mechanical action. “Your trial and error, and finding the correct balance of each ingredient is what makes this recipe custom to your tanks, tuns and all vessels,” said Russ Wehrle, Global Sales Manager for Butterworth, Inc., Tank Cleaning Machines and Systems. “Work smarter, not harder. Put your […]

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DEVELOP A PARTNERSHIP WITH LIKE MINDED DISTRIBUTORS

  Great liquid is only one aspect of making your brand a customer favorite. To become truly brand loyal, people need to find your beverages in places they want to be. As much as taprooms, distilleries and drinking clubs serve as community cornerstones, the path of consistent exposure in the marketplace is traveled in partnership with like-minded distributors. Oversaturation is a valid concern right now for beer producers. To date, the category has five consecutive years of declining sales—even while craft brews experienced a 4.9 percent increase in 2017. These volume losses indicate there’s a limited number of consumers interested in mainstream brands overall, but greater support of aspects such as locality, taste, innovation and story. While distilled spirits had […]

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CHINOOK HONEY COMPANY: WHERE THE BEES HAVE GOT IT MEAD

Chinook winds are a welcome weather phenomenon that brings a warm, dry wind along the downward slope of a mountain when warm air has lost its moisture. In western Canada, the wind originates from the Pacific Coast, cools as it blows up the Canadian Rockies, then warms as it drops down the eastern slope into the foothills, freeing the residents of southern Alberta from wintery conditions, even if only for a few hours. Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in southern Alberta, the aptly named Chinook Honey Company and Chinook Arch Meadery have been tending their bees for 23 years. In 1995, Art Andrews and his wife Cherie started with just two hives on their small acreage. The […]

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Improving Your Business and Protecting Your Workers

How many business owners and business managers really buy into the fact that when you protect your workers you are improving your business? The key factors focused on by most employers are increasing revenue and reducing the operational costs. Of course, this makes sense, however, the operational costs can be affected by increased and frequent worker turn-over, rising workers’ compensation premiums, absence of workers due to injuries, training of new workers, and fines imposed by regulatory agencies for an employer’s failure to protect workers. The purpose of this article is to provide information to help business owners assess how they can take proactive steps to improve their business by protecting their workers. Cost of Worker Turn-over It only makes sense […]

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Liquor Liability and Dram Shop Coverage

Recently, I’ve come across several “Craft Beverage” establishments that do not have liquor liability or dram coverage. This is very unsettling, because the chances of a liability claim coming from a tasting room, tap room or local event will more than likely be alcohol related. The absence of liquor liability places you in great risk of claims and possibly litigation, which could severely affect your business and possibly shut it down. Let’s take a look at the definition of Liquor Liability: Liquor Liability Liquor liability insurance is business coverage that protects your business against loss or damages claimed as a result of a patron of your business becoming intoxicated and injuring himself or others. If your business manufactures, sells, serves […]

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Labels & Graphic Design for Craft Beverages

With so many craft beverage producers creating high-quality products in the industry today, breweries and distilleries need to find ways to distinguish themselves and stand out from the competition. Many beverage producers achieve this through creative use of unique labels and packaging design, which when done well, make a significant impact on beverage sales. Purpose of craft beverage labels Like other beverage and food products, the primary use of alcohol labels is to provide information, but that isn’t all that they do. Beer and spirit labels are powerful marketing tools that help customers get to know your culture and identify with your brand. They can also highlight the unique features of the beverage contained inside and perhaps even list some […]

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