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Beer making goes back in history as far as 7,000 years. In fact, beer is widely considered to be one of the oldest beverages in the world! Across the world, in many different cultures, regions, and societies, beer making is a respected craft that has roots deep in history. What is it about the brewing process that makes beer special? The ingredients, like barley and other grains, wheat, hops, and special flavoring make beer a unique beverage with so many different flavor profile possibilities. Beer can be categorized in over 90 different ways, each with different flavor profiles and brewing processes. Today, beer making is a globalized industry, spanning across hundred of countries around the world. Breweries keep their brewing processes, recipes, and secrets close, focused on creating something new and innovative in the brewing industry. From small town craft breweries to large, multi-million dollar companies that mass-produce popular beers, the art of making beer is not going away anytime soon! Beer history is rapidly becoming a more popular and respected aspect of humanity’s history every day.

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Food and Beverage & Food Manufacturing

The Secret to Homegrown Hops

The Midwest is known for beer and a crucial element of that beer is hops.

As the hop farming industry takes off, what do breweries need to know to get in on the growing game? Is it worth getting your hands dirty? Hops are as crucial a flavor factor in beer, as the percentage of alcohol and brewing process.  Craft breweries can boost flavor (and their locavore status) by adding their own homegrown hops. But growing your own hops is a big undertaking, especially for a small operation. If you’re considering growing hops at your brewery, here’s what you need to know.

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Breweries & Craft Brewing, Food and Beverage & Food Manufacturing, Industry News & Tips, Restaurants

Gluten-Free Brew: Benefits of Keeping Gluten Out Of Your Beer

Why make should breweries begin brewing craft gluten-free beer? Read more to find out!

The variety of beers available at pubs and restaurants expands every month. Many places not only carry different types of beer but also specialty beers made out of special ingredients. A wide selection of beers satisfies the palates of a wider variety of customers. Not every customer wants the same thing. Some customers wish to balance going out to eat with their healthy living choices. Gluten-free beer falls under this category, thanks to a growing awareness of dietary restrictions. Some restaurants now carry gluten-free beer to court these new diners and drinkers.

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Breweries & Craft Brewing, Food and Beverage & Food Manufacturing

Nitro or Cask Beer: What’s the Difference?

Let’s take a look at both and see where the differences make things interesting.

Bars and breweries have plenty of options to deliver delicious brews. Bottles and cans get shipped to stores. Taprooms bring fresh kegs of new brews direct to thirsty masses. The trusty CO2 tap can be found in nearly every tavern across the world, but there are other ways to deliver unique flavors at a brewery. One method, nitro beer, uses nitrogen in the carbonation of their beers rather than the traditional carbon dioxide. The other, cask beers, brings back the brewing tradition of cracking a cask of beer and drinking it during the prime of its life. Is one better than the other?

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