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Craft breweries are popping up all over the Midwest and delighting savvy beer consumers with dozens of tasty options. Dedicated craft beer drinkers and skeptics alike will find something to enjoy among the many options, including: gluten-free or low gluten beers, high gravity beers or “big beers” and of course seasonal beers. Craft beer drinkers appreciate all of this diversity, which allows customers to pair seasonal beers with seasonal foods and to drink a beer even if they have to curb their gluten intake. High gravity beers can result in unique, high-alcohol concoctions. Craft breweries are also looking to open taprooms as a way to direct market their beer without opening a full blown pub or restaurant. Taprooms can be a great addition, but it’s important to understand the laws that govern taprooms in your area. Reliable Water Services will make sure your brewery maintains a consistent supply of hot water and provide peace of mind, so you can spend your time crafting your next great beer.

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Breweries & Craft Brewing, Industry News & Tips

High Gravity Beers – Risks and Rewards

High gravity beers are the one-of-a-kind brew you’ve been searching for.

High gravity beer provides a playground of elements for craft brewers. Some brewers enjoy the challenge of balancing ingredients to break into new beer categories, while others revel in experimenting with add-ins to create unique tastes. The latest trend that’s catching the fancy of mad brewing scientists is “big beers,” a.k.a. high gravity beers. These high-alcohol beers feature distinct flavors establishing the style as a leader amongst craft ale. This complex beer is a fun challenge to brew and an impressive addition to your unique brew offerings.

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Breweries & Craft Brewing

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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The Best Midwest Seasonal Beer Selections for Any Season

We’ve collected some examples of beer types that pair well with each season along with some local examples to try!

Foods have their best seasons. There’s nothing like a hearty bowl of soup on a cold winter day except perhaps a cool ice cream cone on a hot summer night. Beers are no different. Beyond the usual spectrum of light and dark beers, many breweries expand their selections based on the season. Heartier brews fit perfectly during those hunkered down winter months, while warmer days encourage sweeter tastes and experimentation. We’ve collected some examples of beer types that pair well with each season along with some local examples to try for yourself before figuring out some new recipes.
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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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Understanding Taproom Laws in Your Area

The taproom can be the key to expanding your brewery in new and exciting ways.

Smart brewers know that the more people that taste a product, the more customers they’ll have. Finding ways to get your beer in glasses is one of the hardest parts of running a beverage business. Many breweries have gone the direct route by establishing brewpubs where consumers can dine and drink on the property – like a couple of our favorites, Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee and Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co. in Indianapolis. For those who can’t commit to the time and effort, the taproom has become an excellent way to directly sell your brews to your customers. Educating yourself on their history as well as what you need to do to open one can help you get paid by your customers and take out some of the middle men.

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