The Practical Benefits of Hot-Side High-Gravity Brewing | Video Tip

Looking for a way to get better yield while maximizing your equipment and hitting your targets consistently? Try mashing and brewing to a higher gravity, then adding water before fermentation. Breakside brewmaster Ben Edmunds explains.

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Why Some Breweries Are Hiring for Talent

Seeking capability rather than job-specific experience while cross-training your staff on a variety of tasks can reap dividends. Here’s how some brewery operators are looking at hiring in a new way that strengthens their teams and offers competitive advantages.

Case Study: Portland’s Grand Fir is a Brewer-Chef Super Team-Up with a Vision

In Portland, Oregon, a lauded brewer and a celebrated chef join forces for a modern brewpub that’s greater than the sum of its parts.

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Malt Protein: A Collab with Farmers, Maltsters, and Mother Nature

From the barley farmer’s rain forecast to adjusting your grain bill, here’s how malt develops its protein content and what that means for your beer.

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Hops Insider: Middle-Finger Hops, Bag-of-Weed Terpenes, and More

New varieties and products on the immediate horizon range from a defiantly intriguing public hop to compounds that might emulate “sticking your head in a bag of weed.” Will you apply the eye dropper, or the sledgehammer?

Rethinking Your Brewery’s Water Profiles | Video Tip

In this clip from his video course, Breakside brewmaster Ben Edmunds makes the case for streamlining the number of water profiles at your brewery—a change that leads to better comparisons among beers and adjustments that can improve multiple beers at once.

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Field Quality is Critical to Craft Beer—and It’s Everyone’s Job

Successful breweries prioritize quality, from raw materials all the way to finished, packaged product. Yet even after your beer leaves the brewery grounds, there are ways to help ensure that people are enjoying the best possible version of it.

Behind The Bar: Looking Ahead When a Business Closes

It’s never easy when some doors shut for good—especially when you’ve put so much into opening them and running the business. Yet hospitality evolves, change is inevitable, and each hard-earned lesson can strengthen your next endeavor, ensuring that the past becomes prologue.

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Does Your Brewery Really Need to TikTok?

In the context of an industry desperate to attract younger customers, can small breweries looking to grow their brands afford to overlook such a popular platform? Here we look at the potential pros and cons of getting into the TikTok game.

Know Your Brewery’s Strengths ... and Then Add to Them, Methodically | Video Tip

Whether it’s an unfamiliar style, yeast, or dipping into barrel-aging and blending, Breakside brewmaster Ben Edmunds explains why it pays to know your brewery’s wheelhouse—and to carefully, thoughtfully add to those strengths.