Kate Bernot

Cape May Brewing Has No Secret Sauce

With careful planning and carefree beers, the New Jersey brewery took itself from a Shore town taproom to a three-state powerhouse.

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How to Keep Ahead of the Crunch on Cans

Even as the shortage of aluminum cans gradually eases, supply-chain issues are wreaking havoc on price and availability. Here are specific tips for making sure you have the packaging you need, when you need it.

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Getting Carded: How to Successfully Require Proof of Vaccinations

As vaccination rates lag and the Delta variant surges, some breweries are choosing to require proof of vaccination for staff or customers; in some places, it’s required by law. Here’s how some are implementing such policies while minimizing complications.

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Help Wanted: Breweries Rethink Employment to Adjust to Staff Shortages

As unfilled hospitality jobs set new records, breweries may need to reconsider pay, benefits, and culture to better lure and keep good people.

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So, You’re Thinking About Raising Beer Prices?

With inflation and supply-side costs in the headlines, many breweries are wondering whether now is the time to raise prices in their taprooms or on shelves. But experts warn not to make that decision too quickly.

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“We’re At Plan C”: Coping with Malt Supply-Chain Disruptions

A lack of shipping containers in Europe has made it impossible for many North American brewers to get malts they rely on for some of their most important beers. It’s unclear when the situation will improve.

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Urban South Brewery Is Growing with Intention

New Orleans’ Urban South outpaced its own ambitious goals for Louisiana. Now it’s thinking big in Texas—and beyond.

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Rising Costs: Strategies to Save on Packaging

As prices increase on everything from PakTech carriers to cardboard, here’s how breweries are thinking creatively—and sustainably—to reduce costs.

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Direct-to-Consumer Beer Shipping: Six Questions to Ask

Online beers sales are growing, but there are complex state and local rules that must be understood to be followed. Knowing and following those rules is key to further expanding this avenue to additional sales.

Fostering a Culture of Accountability at Small Breweries

The recent outpouring of stories about sexism and harassment makes it plain that breweries must do more to cultivate environments where people look out for each other. Here are concrete suggestions from experts on how to get there.