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Three B Zine Podcast! Episode 66

Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Posted by ThreeBZine on October 14th, 2015

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Don’t miss a very special episode LIVE from the Karl Strauss Tasting Room! We sit down with Brian Skarin and Ryan Murphy to discuss all things Karl and San Diego Beer. Tune in to hear multiple news exclusives, new canned beer, a special collaboration beer and learn all about the upcoming sour and barrel event Barrel Royale. All this plus TONS MORE! Don’t miss out! Laugh and Learn with us!

Check out Minute 23:00 for the discussion on the Mosaic Cans…

Three B Zine Podcast! Episode 66 – Karl Strauss Brewing Company

…Because We Can

Putting beer in cans used to be only for the “pedestrian” brands, but now cans are cooler than ever.

Published:
“Not only are many of the larger, established breweries in San Diego employing cans in their packaging strategies (Ballast Point, Mission, Pizza Port, Mother Earth, Modern Times, Twisted Manzanita, St. Archer, and soon Karl Strauss, for example), many small and newly opened operations are turning to cans as their first and only packaging choice. Recently, Benchmark purchased a quarter of a million cans to begin distribution of their core beers, and brand-new Second Chance beer Co is about to get a canning line up and running for the very first time.”

THE 10 BEST BREWERIES IN ARIZONA…

Written and ranked BY

www.thrillist.com – Phoenix

Arizonans love beer. We’ve got more than 70 craft breweries here. It’s just what happens when you have the most thirst-inducing climate in the country (yes, we are including you, Hawaii). We’ve got Arizona Beer Week, the Urban Ale Trail, brewery tours by bus, the Great Arizona Beer Festival, the Beer Trail, and too many Oktoberfests to count. But which are the best of the local hop-smiths? We decided to find out…[FULL ARTICLE AND LIST]

 

 

 

Turn Any Beer Can Into a Glass Q & A with Armand Ferranti (Inventor of The Draft Top)

Article courtesy of:  @Craftcans.com

Posted by Russ

By now you’ve probably seen cans that have those nifty removable lids – effectively turning the can into a cup and allowing you to get more from your canned beer drinking experience. Imagine if you could do that to any can, anytime, anywhere. That is where The Draft Top comes in, an innovative – and may we say badass-looking – tool that allows the user to safely remove the top of a beer can (or any can for that matter). The man behind The Draft Top is Armand Ferranti and we caught up with Armand to learn more about this cool new bar tool and craft beer accessory. Cheers Armand! … [Full Article]

“The Draft Top removes the lids off cans cleanly”

Blind-Tasting 116 of the Best American IPAs: We Have a Winner

The top American India pale ale has been chosen

April 8, 2015  |  12:15pm

Dear Paste readers: We are insane. Insane to conceive of a 100-plus blind tasting of American IPAs. Insane to put in the hours/days/weeks of emailing and phone-calling necessary to acquire the 100-plus beers. Insane to risk the reputation of our taste buds on the completely blind results. Insane to bruise our palates over the course of weeks with a metric ton of hop bitterness. Just well and truly insane. And yet, we went and did it anyway as a tribute to the country’s single most popular and widely consumed craft beer style..

[Full Article and Results- Click Here!]

Opinion: Why all craft beer should be in cans

Aluminum is cheaper to ship, better for the environment and makes beer taste better.

Article Courtesy: @MarketWatch – Beer Goggles – By: JASON NOTTE, @Notteham 

Published: July 31, 2015 10:09 a.m. ET

Cannedbeerday

Interview with Christian Ettinger, founder of @HopworksBeer. #Beer cans can work wonders.

How has canning worked out for Hopworks so far?

Ettinger: Our canning program has been far more successful than we envisioned. We started canning almost three years ago, and we went from 80% draft and 20% 22-ounce bottle with no single-serve option to, now, 50% can, 30% draft and 20% bottle. It’s really changed the landscape.  [Full Article…]

BREWERS ASSOCIATION REPORTS BIG GAINS FOR SMALL AND INDEPENDENT BREWERS

Courtesy of: @allaboutbeer

[FULL ARTICLE…]

From January through the end of June 2015, approximately 12.2 million barrels of beer were sold by craft brewers, up from 10.6 million barrels during the first half of 2014.

As of June 30, 2015, 3,739 breweries were operating in the U.S, an increase of 699 breweries over the same time period of the previous year. Additionally, there were 1,755 breweries in planning. Craft brewers currently employ an estimated 115,469 full-time and part-time workers, many of which are manufacturing jobs, contributing significantly to the U.S. economy.

 

 

About the Brewers Association

The Brewers Association is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The Brewers Association (BA) represents more than 70 percent of the brewing industry, and its members make more than 99 percent of the beer brewed in the U.S. The BA organizes events including the World Beer Cup®Great American Beer Festival®Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®SAVOR℠: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, AHA National Homebrewers Conference, National Homebrew Competition and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer magazine and its Brewers Publications division is the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.

Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the dynamic world of craft beer at CraftBeer.com and about homebrewing via the BA’s American Homebrewers Association. Follow us on Twitter.