Self Service Tap Wall

Change Isn’t Easy in the Craft Beer Category

Craft beer is moving toward more automation/technology, all to improve customer experience, imporve service, and reduce cost. Yes, it is hard to find good people for a taproom. This concept has expanded worldwide. It is not out of the ordinary to find “tap walls” with 100+ tap handles and screens that tell about the beer (ingredients/ABV/brewer). The screen will tell you how much you have poured and the dollar amount. Included ARE RATINGS and TASTING NOTES. This is probably more information than you will ever need.

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BEERMKR After a Brew

Home Brewing Should Not Be Hard!

My “Brew Day” experiences in the past have been a long day, hot liquids, trying to follow a recipe precisely, running to the grocery store for extra bag of ice to cool down the wort, etc. All this after assembling the grains and ingredients. The location for this controlled disaster was a small kitchen. BEERMKR is a grain based, countertop, automated system that makes the process easy to make your favorite brew. And to make it really simple you can buy their complete kits. BEST of all- clean-up is via a dishwasher.

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Seeds are critical to crops responding to climate and disease.

Ukraine’s Giant Seed Bank at Risk of Being Lost as War Rages

War can destroy centuries of research on the seeds that make plants survive changes in climate, diseases and soil conditions. Ukraine is the breadbasket to the World and impacts the beer industry as well. Read this Thomson/Reuters article then read the FEATURE story by clicking on “FEATURE” in the header.

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Awards for World Beer Cup

The Largest Beer Competition-10,525 Beers In 103 Categories.

The Brewers Association in Denver, CO will now hold the Worlds Beer Cup annually as part of their conferences.
A total of 57 countries submitted 10, 525 enteries to be judged in 2022. A total of 103 different beer style categories were assembled in Minneapolis and awards were given on May 5th.
The craft beer industry seems to have weathered the Pandemic well. Yes, as in most industries, there are some that drop from the list for various reasons. But, there are always new start-ups that come along to pick up the slack. Today there are 9,125 independent craft beer breweries.

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