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Craft Brew Industry Outlook 2021

2020 was a tough year for businesses across the globe, as the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing economic downturn wreaked havoc on almost every industry. For the craft beer industry, the year was a mixed bag. With people holed up in their homes and not much to do, alcohol consumption (and beer sales) rose significantly. For…

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101: The History of Beer Canning

There’s nothing quite like cracking open a cold can. The sound of an aluminum pop top is instantly recognizable by people of all ages, all over the world. But the can we’ve grown familiar with today hasn’t always been the preferred container for our favorite beverage. Though beer has been around for nearly 10,000 years,…

Tips for Canning from Kegs

Canning from kegs isn’t quite as straightforward as canning from a brite/unitank, but it can be done.  With a little insight and ingenuity, it can be relatively easy.  Use these helpful tips for best results.   Cold kegs are better. Warmer beer is foamier beer and ideal canning temperatures are 32-34°F. Kegs are usually stored…

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Crushing The Myths of Canning

Packaging beer in the craft industry used to be focused primarily on bottling. There were comparisons that consumers drew between bottles and cans that looked unfavorably on cans. There weren’t many people with canning experience or many companies making canning machines. All of that has now changed and the world is really coming to understand…