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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.”

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..

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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

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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.

Crown And Mother Earth Brew Co. Win IMDA 2015 Best Of Category Award, Craft Cans

Contgratulations Mother Earth Brew Co.!!!!

Twitter: http://twitter.com/MotherEarthBrCo

“Crown really managed to make our HONCHO design pop,” notes Kevin Hopkins, Chief Branding Officer of Mother Earth Brew Co. and current President of the San Diego Brewers Guild.  “While many Hefeweizens feature German/Bavarian influences in their packaging, we opted to focus on other aspects with a ‘Like A Boss’ theme.  In fact, we placed the emphasis on the attitude of the beer drinker and imagined a 1960s casino pit boss, who might enjoy a well-crafted beer after a long shift.  Other aspects of the design are high value poker chips that emphasize the beer’s inherent worth.”

[Full Story] – See more at: http://www.crowncork.com/news/awards-press-room/crown-and-mother-earth-brew-co-win-imda-2015-best-category-award-craft-cans#sthash.AH6yBhv6.dpuf

California Craft Beer – California Craft Beer: 2014 Economic Impact

 

CCBA capArticle and information courtesy of: California Craft Brewers Association

The California craft beer is a $6.5 billion industry, according to new data released today by the California Craft Brewers Association (CCBA). As of March 2015 there were 554 operating breweries in California, more than any other state in the nation.  “Over the past few years we’ve seen consistent growth in the craft beer industry […]

The post California Craft Beer: 2014 Economic Impact appeared first on California Craft Beer.

Date lot coding your packaged brew

Posted by: Brewers Association |@CraftBeerdotCom | Best Practices.

“The Brewers Association technical committee recommends that it is in the best interest of craft brewers, distributors, importers, and consumers that all craft beer be identifiable by some form of a date or lot code (“code”). It is the responsibility of all brewers, big and small, to ensure that their products are clearly coded for traceability.

The code should act as a vehicle to trace a package in the marketplace back to a package date. The assigned lot number should cross reference the specific brewed batch(es) of beer that encompass the specific packaged beer, through internal brewery tracking.

As stated by the Bioterrorism Act, breweries are required to insure traceability of their beer. Brewers must keep internal records of the specific ingredients, including manufacture lot numbers that were used in individual batches.”  [Full Article…]

Here’s Where Arizona Craft Beer Is on Tap During Spring Training

Courtesy of AZ Craft Brewers GuildAZGuildlogo

Want to sip on some of the state’s best local brews while basking in the sun at a Cactus League spring training game? Here’s a look at where your favorite craft breweries are scoring big with sports fans this season.

 

Four Peaks Brewery

 Camelback Ranch

Peoria Stadium

Salt River Field

Scottsdale Stadium

Sloan Park

Tempe Diablo

 

Huss Brewing

 Sloan Park

 

Mudshark Brewery

 Peoria Stadium

Scottsdale Stadium

Hohokam Stadium

Cubs Park

 

Prescott Brewery

 Hohokam Stadium

 

SanTan Brewing Company

 Hohokam Stadium

Sloan Park

Salt River Fields

 

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