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What is craft beer, and what sets it apart? Defining craft beer can be a bit difficult because it’s pretty subjective. A great craft beer is really decided on by the drinker. However, a generalized definition is, “a beer made in a traditional or non-mechanized way by a small brewery.” Small breweries are key in creating craft beers because they brew marginally smaller batches. Their processes are not as fully automated like some large-scale or commercialized breweries. Craft beers use all the same ingredients as a regular beer – hops, malt, yeast, and water – and are fermented in the same ways. But we set craft beer apart mainly by the type of brewery that it’s produced in. Small-scale breweries are popping up all over the country, and are quickly becoming the backbone of the brewing industry.

Reliable Water Services works with craft breweries to satisfy all of their hot water needs. We work directly with the brewmasters and brewery engineers to create a customized hot water equipment plan, and because each brewery has special needs, no plan is exactly the same. Craft beer is a special notch in the brewing industry and RWS is proud to do their part in production!

Ready to mix the drink menu up at your brewery? Serving an original milk stout beer is a great way to get customers in the door during cold winter months!
Breweries & Craft Brewing, Food and Beverage & Food Manufacturing, Restaurants

Milk Stout Beer: A Sweet Treat with Endless Flavor Options

A perfected milk stout beer recipe is a must-have beverage on your craft brewery menu!

Looking for a fun dessert drink or a new flavor to round out your craft brewery menu? Look no further than the milk stout beer. This beer is gaining in popularity thanks to delicious flavors that appeal to a wide variety of beer drinkers. If you’re ready to try something different in your brewing repertoire, here’s a case for trying your hand at brewing a creamy milk stout beer.

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12 Months of Delicious Seasonal Beer & Food Pairings

Want to spice up the seasonal beer game at your brewery? These stellar food and brew pairing options will keep your customers coming back for more.

A top-notch seasonal beer selection is a fun way to attract new customers and keep your regulars happy. The best part about seasonal beer? The unique flavors often pair well with food. Try these appetizer, lunch, dinner, and dessert ideas to complement each brew on your menu. Remember, every seasonal beer has its own flavor profile and a great way to highlight those notes is with a delicious dish from your menu. Craft beer lovers that visit your brewery will appreciate your insight and suggestions on food and drink pairings!

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Looking to add some heat to your brewery menu? Spicy beer is a tasty brew that’s bursting with flavor all your customers will enjoy!
Breweries & Craft Brewing

Everything You Need to Know About Spicy Beer

Calling all zesty food fans out there! Spicy beer is here and packed with kickin’ chili pepper flavors you’ll love!

First inspired by the classic Mexican drink, the michelada, spicy beer is a cold and refreshing beverage with a distinctive heat. Craft beer drinkers all over rave about the spicy beer’s intense essence and rare combinations. From roasted chipotles to jalapeños and liquid smoke, the flavor profile of a classic spicy beer takes your craft brew game to a whole new level.

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Forget the Dessert, Brew Up an Oatmeal Stout Instead

Satisfying your sweet tooth is extra refreshing with a tasty oatmeal stout!

First introduced in the regions of England, oatmeal stout has grown in popularity over the years. A deliciously creamy beverage, oatmeal stout is different from other stout brews with a distinct milky-malt taste. This is a beer that could pass for a decadent dessert. Inspired by sweet treats, the types of oatmeal stout brews range from red velvet cake to Oreo cookie. Despite its fun flavors, this is a beer that aficionados still respect. Here’s why you should add oatmeal stout to your brewery menu.

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Pumpkin Ale: A Festive and Delicious Beer for Fall

With the autumn upon us, now is the time for breweries to showcase their seasonal beers like the one-of-a-kind pumpkin ale!

First introduced in the 18th century, the American-born pumpkin ale has been a crowd pleaser for many years. Craft beer drinkers appreciate the flavors of this festive autumnal brew, packed with different spices. Pumpkin ale offers a variety of flavor interpretations from hints of pumpkin pie to Thanksgiving-in-a-bottle. This unique profile makes this beer a beloved and festive seasonal beverage.

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Are you interested in expanding your brewery? This Q&A with Lakefront Brewery president Russ Klisch will show you the pros and cons of owning a brewery restaurant business.
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Q&A with Lakefront Brewery: The Pros and Cons of Running a Brewery & Restaurant 

Lakefront Brewery is a thriving and beloved brewery and restaurant at the heart of Milwaukee’s riverfront.

Founded in 1987 by two brothers, Russ and Jim Klisch, this iconic beer establishment has been providing the Milwaukee community with good beer, good food, and even better memories for over 30 years. Interestingly, their ever-popular restaurant, located in the brewery’s beer hall, wasn’t always part of the plan.

We sat down with Russ Klisch, president and co-founder of Lakefront Brewery, and Mike Walker, Lakefront Brewery Front of House Manager to learn more about what it’s like to run a brewery restaurant business, how to create great brews, and the details of Lakefront Brewery’s journey to becoming a treasured Milwaukee staple.

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How to Promote Your Brewery: 6 Fun Brewery Events to Bring People in the Door

Running a brewery is no small job!

Not only do you need to create delicious brews, but you need to attract plenty of customers to keep your business afloat. By hosting brewery events, like beer tastings, special events, and getting involved in your local community, you can promote your business and keep your brewery packed with new and returning customers.

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Considering a new type of beer to offer at your brewery? Wild fermented ales are the healthiest beer to drink today. Hop on the latest beer trend!
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Wild Fermented Ales: The Healthiest Beer to Drink Today

Is there really a beer that’s beneficial to your health? Read more to find out!

It’s true, out of all the different varieties of brews available, a wild ale is the healthiest beer to drink today. Through a hands-off fermentation process, these sour beers offer health benefits like stress relief as well as immune and digestive system support. Every beer lover knows the struggle of enjoying their drink of choice while also maintaining a healthy body; wild fermented ales allow you to do both. Add the latest beer trend to your brewery menu.

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The Season for Pale Ale Beer: Why Saison is The Perfect Summer Beer

Now that summer is upon us, take a deeper look at how these tasty pale ale beers can brighten up your brewery.

With spring freshly finished and summer still full of hot, thirsty days, many breweries are rolling out their saison beers. These light, effervescent beers are excellent refreshments on hot days as the temperature climbs. The key to this unique pale ale beer treat is the saison yeast and the creative additions combined with the brew. Saison beers are often where brewmasters experiment with unique tastes and ingredients creating fruited beers and chocolate ales. Customers want something light and fun during the summer; saison beer is exactly that.

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Indiana Breweries: Craft Beer On The Rise

When you think “beer” you might not immediately think “Indiana Breweries.” But microbreweries in Indiana are on the rise, with the number of Indiana craft breweries more than doubling since 2012.

These days the Hoosier state is home to some heavy-hitters in the world of craft beer. Not one but two of the beers from Three Floyds Brewing Co. was labeled a “quintessential, must-drink beer” for beer lovers. And several Indiana breweries have won prestigious awards at the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival.

So if you’re looking for a new local brew to sell in your restaurant or something to inspire your brewmaster, check out these featured Indiana breweries and some of their award-winning brews that made the list for the best beer in Indiana.

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