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Turnkey Breweries Offer Another Path to Growth

Turnkey Breweries Offer Another Path to Growth Image

A defunct brewery up for sale can be ideal for others looking to open or expand quickly—but this often comes with compromises on location, size, and space. Here, brewery operators who’ve recently been down that road share some lessons learned.

BY: Ben Keene
Case Study: HOMES (& Smooj) Image

Case Study: HOMES (& Smooj)

BY: Kate Bernot
Running a Safer Beer Festival Image

Running a Safer Beer Festival

BY: Don Tse
Infographic: On-Premise Poised for 2021 Comeback Image

Infographic: On-Premise Poised for 2021 Comeback

BY: Jamie Bogner

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Turnkey Breweries Offer Another Path to Growth

A defunct brewery up for sale can be ideal for others looking to open or expand quickly—but this often comes with compromises on location, size, and space. Here, brewery operators who’ve recently been down that road share some lessons learned.

BY: Ben Keene

Case Study: HOMES (& Smooj)

A small Michigan brewpub created a monster with its increasingly popular smoothie seltzer, expanding its footprint and inspiring imitators.

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Running a Safer Beer Festival

Ready to get back to holding beer fests and other special events? As more people get vaccinated and authorities relax some rules, there are ways to ensure a profitable event where people feel safe.

BY: Don Tse

Infographic: On-Premise Poised for 2021 Comeback

As bars and restaurants continue to reopen more fully and more Americans get vaccinated, we chart the welcome return of on-premise hospitality.

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Quality Control: Top Tips for Reducing DO on Inline Canning

Let’s give the DO topic some oxygen—here are some practical ways that breweries using inline and mobile canning setups can reduce O2 in the package and better control freshness.

Festival-less GABF Moves Forward with Medal Competition and Updated Style Categories

Registration opens in June for this year’s GABF competition. Changes to the style guidelines this year include new homes for lower-strength Belgian-style ales and Kentucky Common, while pale ales and IPAs got tweaks to reflect the growing aroma spectrum.

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More Exotic Hop Varieties Are on the Way—and These Won’t Be Proprietary

After years of research, brewer-led efforts to develop more exotic, expressive hop varieties that anyone can plant are beginning to sprout.

Craft Brewers Conference Prepares for In-Person Events “with More Elbow Room”

While Homebrew Con and GABF stay virtual for 2021, the CBC and its global brewing trade show will start accepting registration on May 4 for limited in-person attendance in Denver.

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Designing Your Brewery’s Website to Pump Up Online Orders

More breweries are now using their websites to sell beer directly to drinkers, whether for on-site pickup or for delivery straight to their doors. Subpar design can hinder those sales. Here are ways to help customers buy more.

After Rough 2020, Independent Brewers Set for Rebound

The pandemic dealt craft beer its toughest year in 2020. Production and market share dropped, but not as steeply as once feared—and there are plenty of reasons for optimism.

BY: Don Tse

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Seven Questions You Should Be Asking Your Malt Supplier

Are you getting the best and most suitable malt you can from your supplier, to make the best possible beer for your customers? To make sure, here are some questions to consider asking.

BY: Don Tse

Infographic: The Top 50 US Craft Brewers by Volume, Visualized

The Brewers Association this week updated its annual list of the top 50 craft brewers in the United States by volume of beer produced, so we’ve updated our infographic that tracks the shifts in rankings and new arrivals each year.

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Malt Producers Evolve for a Changing Beer Industry

As small breweries proliferate, the largest malt producers—known for consistency, quality, and scale—aim to innovate and stay nimble to serve the changing market.

BY: Ben Keene

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Q&A: Firestone Walker’s David Walker

Firestone Walker has experienced rapid growth over the past decade, and a driving force in that success has been the vision of cofounder David Walker. In this conversation with Jamie Bogner, he offers advice to brewers following their own trajectories.