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Breweries & Craft Brewing

Setting Up Beer Gardens and Coronavirus: Moving Your Brewery Experience Outdoors

We’re nearing the end of summer, and the hospitality industry is still on uncertain terms. With openings, closings, reopenings, and ever-changing guidelines, it’s hard for brewery owners to know how to navigate.

One guideline that seems to stick is that outdoor, socially distanced activities are mostly safe. Fortunately, this presents a unique opportunity to move your brewery experience outdoors with a beer garden! Here’s what you need to know about safely setting up beer gardens during Coronavirus.

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6 Amazing Ways Breweries are Helping During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Breweries are the lifeblood of the Midwest. Brewing beer is tied to our heritage and an integral part of our history.

Because breweries are so near and dear to the heart of Midwestern culture, the Coronavirus impact has been especially painful. Seeing breweries struggle to deal with unprecedented economic challenges hurts us all. But there is some hope in this time of darkness. Here are some amazing ways breweries are rising to the moment to fight the impact of COVID-19.

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Here in the Midwest, we love our breweries. Here’s how cities are supporting Breweries during Coronavirus.
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How Midwest Communities are Supporting Breweries During Coronavirus

There’s no easy way to say it—the Coronavirus outbreak has been a terrible hit for many industries.

Breweries and taprooms are certainly among the hardest hit in the service industry. Here in the Midwest, our love of beer and breweries runs deep. Wisconsin and Indiana have rich histories of beer brewing and an unparalleled spirit to survive and even thrive under the most difficult of circumstances. It’s no wonder that cities around the Midwest are doing as much as they can to support breweries during the Coronavirus outbreak.

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If you haven’t nailed your brewery branding image, here are some tips on how to tell your story (and sell your beer!).
Breweries & Craft Brewing

What’s Your Brewery Branding Image?

You’ve mastered the art of brewing your beer, so what comes next? How do you determine your brewery’s brand?

There are many benefits to establishing a strong brand for your brewery. Creating a label and persona that is easy to recognize encourages customer loyalty and buy-in from the first moment they encounter your beer. The time you take to develop your unique brand often reflects the time and attention that is also put into your final product, which says a lot to your customers about the quality of your beer, in very few words.

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What Brewers Need To Know About CBD Beer

With legitimate medicinal properties backing it up, CBD beer may be much more than an attention-grabbing trend.

It’s likely you’ve heard that CBD is a chemical extracted from marijuana that doesn’t get you high—unlike its infamous cousin, THC. The medicinal, non-addictive, non-psychoactive properties of CBD is a key factor in its popularity as an alternative medicinal treatment. CBD oil shops are suddenly everywhere because CBD research suggests that it contains many of the benefits of THC minus the mind-altering state. One of the big questions brewers are asking and exploring right now is, is CBD beer a legitimate pursuit or just another outrageous, attention-grabbing-yet-terrible-tasting beer style?

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The Microbiology Behind Sour Beer

Discover how the microbiology behind sour beer works to create the multi-faceted flavors brewers and beer drinkers love!

Sour beer is all about its complexity. Sour beer drinkers tend to be enamored by the complex intermingling of flavor, aroma, sensation, and even the visual appeal sour beer can offer. This incredible beer style owes its complexity to tiny microorganisms—bacteria and yeast.

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The Science Behind Barrel-Aged Beer is Brewing Magic

Barrel-aged beer. Is there any other combination of words better than this?

For many beer lovers, the answer is a definitive NO! Today, we’re breaking down the science behind beer aged in barrels and how barrel-aged beer is the (near) magical result of a scientific process we still don’t fully understand. From brewers to beer lovers (especially craft), barrel aged beer is something special. It’s become relatively common to see breweries offering limited-release barrel aged editions of their brews, be it flagship, one-off, or collaborative.

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3 Reasons Breweries Fail (And How to Manage Brewery Startup Cost So Yours Doesn’t)

When deciding to start your own beer business, efficiently managing brewery startup costs is essential to success.

According to Craft Brewery Finance, the number one reason breweries fail is a lack of funds. From equipment to building expenses, permits and insurance fees, the all-in brewery startup cost for your new craft beer establishment adds up quickly. Understanding best practices for managing these finances is key to operating a thriving, popular, and most importantly, stable operation customers will happily want to return to. Check out these three reasons breweries fail to make sure yours doesn’t.

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What’s More American Than American-Style Lager?

For many beer drinkers, American-Style lager either means a delicious, all-American gold, or a craft beer snob’s beer you love to hate.

Whatever your opinion of American-Style lager beer, brewing a lager beer is a much different story than drinking one. American-style lager—a beer both fiercely loved and lamented by those who love-to-hate. All beer is either an ale or a lager, and lagers are, in fact, more challenging to brew than their ale counterparts. Considering the additional skill, time, and effort needed to brew a solid lager beer, why is there so much drama surrounding the American-style lager in particular?

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How to Brew the Best IPA In Town

If you’re going to brew the best IPA in town, then you’d better be ready for some steep competition.

There’s a good chance that you want to brew the best IPA in town, but you also realize how challenging it’s going to be. IPAs—or India pale ales—hold a special place in both the hearts of the brewers who craft them and the legions of drinkers who love them. Sure, the competition is steep if you’re going to brew the best IPA in town, but luckily, there’s always room for another great IPA craft beer! With these tips in mind as you’re brewing that liquid gold, you’re certain to make a splash that has your town coming back for more and more.

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