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Malt Insider: Investigating What Sets Floor Malt Apart

Could floor-malted barley provide an edge for your beers? It has old-fashioned charm and its share of fans, even if its differences with pneumatic malt are relatively subtle. However, new research is beginning to explore what makes floor-malted barley different.

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Quality Control: Embracing SOPs in the Lab

For anyone serious about quality, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a well-thought-out binder packed with standard operating procedures. Here’s how to get started on SOPs for your brewery’s quality program.

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Alt-Distro: A Look at Nontraditional Distribution Models for Small Breweries

Amid wholesaler consolidation and a tightening market, could alternative distribution methods help small breweries achieve their goals?

10 Barrel’s Tonya Cornett to Receive Russell Schehrer Award

Among others to be recognized at the upcoming Craft Brewers Conference, the 10 Barrel brewmaster is set to receive one of the industry’s top honors.

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Smooth Operations: The ERP ‘Aha’ Moment

Here’s how software for enterprise resource planning has helped breweries unlock previously invisible insights that can save money and grow sales.

Gearhead: The Enviable Lightness of Craft Lager

What does it mean to worship at the altar of crisp? For brewers, it means special attention to technique, fermentation, and clarification.

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Hops Insider: New Research for Fine-Tuning Hop-Forward Beers

Brewers looking for greater efficiencies and longer-lasting hop aroma, among other things, can find several avenues to explore in recently published studies.

Poll: Beer-Shipping Laws Lag Far Behind Consumer Interest

An annual survey of drinking-age adults again finds that many would spend to have beer shipped to their homes from other states—if they could.

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Malt Insider: Ancient Grains in Modern Beers

Going beyond barley into ancient grains can be a way to form stronger connections with local farmers, promote sustainable agriculture, and produce more distinctive beers.

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Preparing to Launch: Brewery Incubators Are a Balancing Act

From incubators to accelerators, a range of business models aims to help would-be breweries overcome barriers and launch their brands.