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Reduce, Capture, Recycle: Emerging Tech Could Combat CO2 Shortages

Whether we’re sucking it directly from the air or recapturing it from active fermentation, several factors—shortages, rising costs, and environmental concerns—are nudging more breweries away from dependence on external CO2 supply.

Case Study: DC Brau Is Lobbying for Mainsteam Success in the Beltway

After 11 years in business in the nation’s capital, DC Brau is banking on a nostalgia-infused mainstream lager and a neighborhood taproom to keep the local love flowing.

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Hops Insider: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly News from Harvest 2022

Northern Hemisphere harvests are down, with Saaz hit the hardest. Weather disruptions are on the rise, and so are costs, making long-term planning essential. In the short-term, it may be a year of substitutions—especially for lagers.

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Q&A: Highland CEO Leah Wong Ashburn

At the helm of North Carolina’s Highland Brewing, founded by her father Oscar Wong in 1994, Leah Wong Ashburn discusses how they’re doubling down on people, values, and experience in today’s challenging environment.

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Drinkers Decoded: What Market Research Says about Today’s Consumers

These demographic insights could help you please the fans you already have—and, potentially, win the ones you don’t have yet.

Thirst Responders: The Convivial Business of Draft Beer on Wheels

These entrepreneurs outfitting classic hot rods and fire engines with draft lines and cold boxes say they’re in the business of spreading joy—and in the meantime, they’re winning new converts to craft beer.

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The Pluses and Pitfalls of Brewing House Beers

When done correctly, producing exclusive beers for bars and restaurants can be a sales and marketing win. However, they also come with production challenges and regulatory hurdles.

Infographic: Pacific Northwest Hops in 2022

As the harvest gets under way, here’s a visualization of the latest USDA estimates for this year’s hop crop in the Northwest.

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When Investing in a Mash Filter Press Makes Sense

While not without its costs, a mash filter press can dramatically increase efficiencies and lower costs. It can also open the door to some unusual beers that would be challenging or impossible with a typical lauter tun.

The Liquid Archive: Why Your Beer Library Matters

From quality control to recipe tweaks to pulling out those vintage bottles for a special occasion, there is real value in systematically keeping old beers around for later reference.

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Why Your Tech Stack Matters Now More Than Ever

When efficiency and smart investment are top priorities, it’s time to make sure your brewery’s tech suite—from inventory to sales—delivers.

The Beer Ticker: Industry News & Notes, Drinkables Are Edibles Edition

From THC in the taproom to festgoers at FoBAB, here are some recent news and announcements from around the industry.

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Hops Insider: Making the Phantasm Corporeal

In the last of a three-part series focused on hop-related products that weren’t available to 20th century brewers, Stan Hieronymus examines the potential of a powder made from grape skins.

As the CO2 Shortage Drags On, Is Nitrogen an Option for Your Brewery?

CO2 prices are spiking, allotments are limited, and suppliers don’t expect the shortage to let up until late fall at the earliest. Is it time to consider shifting to nitrogen in the cellar? Boston’s Dorchester Brewing offers an example and some guidance.

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