John Holl is the Senior Editor of Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine®. Email tips and story suggestions to [email protected].
As brewers look to expand into markets far from their home base, they are increasingly turning to one-way plastic kegs to help achieve the goal of serving fresh draft beer without worrying about stainless-steel kegs finding their way back to the brewery.
A handful of breweries in the country make their living from just a few short months of business. Located in busy tourist areas that thrive on seasonal business, these brewers manage employees, overhead, and more while worrying about the lean months.
In just a few short years, Jacob McKean has grown his brewery, Modern Times Beer, from a small operation into a regional beer powerhouse. With beers that pay homage to utopian experiences, it's about bringing more than just beer to the customer experience.
Not every new beer venture in the country is chasing the hazy IPA or boozy pastry-stout trends. In a warehouse in New Jersey, one dedicated individual looks toward the traditions of Belgium to create and age styles worthy of reflection and a reverence.