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Irish craft beer production continues to grow as exports decline

Beer remains country’s favourite tipple, accounting for just under 45% market share
Dublin IE, Jul. 19, 2018 — The craft beer revolution continues to take hold in Ireland with about 100 microbreweries now operating around the country, according to new research.

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By |July 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments

How do you pour the perfect pint of beer from a tap?

Cincinnati OH, Jul. 18, 2018 — You don’t need to be blessed with the gift of high intellect to pour a beer like a professional, but it also takes more thought and quality control than you might think. Use a room temperature glass — not those frozen pints. Make sure you’re using a clean glass […]

By |July 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Purchase Habits of Non-Millennial Craft Beer Drinkers

Boulder CO, Jul. 16, 2018 — Much has been written about the purchase habits of millennials in recent years, but they still represent only 40 percent of craft beer drinkers. As brewers and distributors, it is critical we continue marketing effectively to both Generation X and baby boomers as well, who collectively account for more […]

By |July 16th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Attention: TTB Permits Online portal will be down next week, will delete saved work

Cincinnati OH, Jul. 16, 2018 — Small but annoying and possibly important tidbit from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB): Its Permits Online will be temporarily shut down later this month (July) as it readies upgrades to the system. Key to note: As part of the upgrade process all applications that you […]

By |July 16th, 2018|News|0 Comments

NBWA releases Beer Purchasers’ Index for June 2018, craft goes slightly down

Cincinnati OH, Jul. 12, 2018 — Just today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers’ Index for June 2018. The index surveys beer distributors’ purchases across different segments and compares them to previous years. A reading greater than 50 indicates the segment is expanding, while a reading below 50 indicates the segment […]

By |July 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

A Brief (and Condensed) History of the Beer Can

The practice of putting beer into cans has been around for the better part of a century, and although cans are ubiquitous today, it’s been a slow march to achieve that level of use.
Fort Collins CO, Jul. 9, 2018 — What many consider the first canned beer was by the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company of […]

By |July 9th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Hops: Start to Finish

Let’s take a walk through the roles hops play during the brewing and fermentation process.
Fort Collins CO, Jul. 7, 2018 — Timing matters. In hopping, it matters because we’re doing a delicate dance that extracts distinctly different things from the hops, and getting more of one usually results in getting less of the other. I’m […]

By |July 7th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Life in space: Growing food, brewing beer and making stuff

We have a lot to learn before we can send humans to Mars. These experiments on the ISS will help us get there.
Louisville KY, Jul. 6, 2018 — Forty-six years after the last flight to the moon, humans are a decade or so away from putting a boot down on Mars.

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By |July 6th, 2018|News|0 Comments

The Fraught Process of Naming Beers

Each new brewery that opens in the United States means new beers that need names. Finding ones that aren’t already taken or run up against a trademark isn’t difficult. Do the legwork in advance to save headaches and possible legal fees down the line.
Fort Collins CO, Jul. 5, 2018 — “What’s in a name? That […]

By |July 5th, 2018|News|0 Comments

What California’s State Data Indicates About Brewery Business Models

Boulder CO, Jul. 5, 2018 — Of all the state excise tax data sets, the California production data is perhaps the deepest and richest. Not only does it encompass more than 700 breweries, it also breaks out the production of those breweries by type (keg/case/tavern use/export), allowing us to draw insights into changes in the […]

By |July 5th, 2018|News|0 Comments