Posts tagged craft brewers
Eco-Friendly Beer – What Green Really Means for Today’s Craft Brewers

Going green has been embraced by a tremendous number of breweries, both large and small. You will find eco-friendly brewing solutions that range from harnessing solar power to buying greenhouse emissions credits. However, there are a handful of breweries that are taking things more than just one step further. Some truly innovative solutions have emerged when it comes to protecting the environment and greening up the planet. 

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Buy Local – A Blessing or Curse for Craft Brewers?

One of the most significant trends emerging in the modern world is the shift to “buying local”. More and more people are choosing to support local butchers, farmers, dairies and other businesses. While prices might be slightly higher when shopping with smaller organizations rather than the “big boys”, the benefit to the local economy is certainly significant. However, the “buy local” situation can be problematic for many, particularly for small brewers trying to remain afloat in an increasingly competitive industry. What’s the issue here? Let’s take a peek at why buying local might not always be possible (or preferable) for local breweries.

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Female Brewers: A Growing Focus

When you take a peek inside the craft brew industry, chances are good that you’re going to find lots of men. That holds true on both sides of the Pond – men dominate both the UK and American craft beer scenes. That doesn’t mean that there are no female brewers out there though. In fact, things might just be changing in this traditionally male-dominated world. What’s on tap here? There are quite a few things going on.

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Who Benefits from a Craft Beer Guide?

Craft beer is all the rage today – you’ll find it being served everywhere from your local brewpub to the White House. With that popularity has come an incredible diversity of brands and styles, too. You will find a rich experience in the world of craft beer, but it can be a confusing place for those new to the industry. This is where a craft beer guide comes into play. What is a craft beer guide and who can benefit from one?

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What Makes a Double IPA?

Most beer lovers are at least familiar with the term IPA, or India pale ale. This is a crisp, refreshing beer that is best served cold. However, with the rise of the craft brew scene in America, there have been some pretty innovative derivations of popular beer types. For instance, the double IPA can be a bit confusing for many people. What makes a double, well, double? Let's start off with what an IPA should be, and then move on to doubles.

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Craft Brewing – Coming to a College Near You?

It's no secret that America's craft brew industry has hit all time highs. Craft beer is almost anywhere you look these days, from your local watering hole to beer fests that draw in crowds from around the nation. However, it might be somewhere that you didn't expect to find it – in your local education system. There is at least one college in Washington offering brewing courses – is there one in your area?

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