Educational Publications

Craft Brewers Guide to Building a Sensory Panel

Brewers know their beer intimately because they regularly taste the product at every stage of the brewing process. A brewer’s evaluation of his or her beer can be biased, however, and can be skewed in …More

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Sustainability Benchmarking Reports

Step 1: Get Started Downloads 2017 Sustainability Benchmarking Update (pdf) 2016 Sustainability Benchmarking Update (pdf) 2015 Sustainability Benchmarking Annual Report (pdf) The reports provides a platform for the craft brewing community to share best practices for identifying how to use water more efficiently, generating less wastewater and solid waste, decreasing total energy usage and reducing …More

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Voluntary Market Withdrawals and Recalls

While craft brewers strive to manufacture and ship the highest quality beer, which is in compliance with Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) and state regulations, it is possible for a product to …More

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Food Safety Plan for Craft Brewers

For many years, breweries have leaned on the assertion that there are no known pathogens (bacteria, viruses or other microorganisms that can cause disease) that can survive in beer. Brewers have often used this as …More

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Draught Beer Line Cleaning Log

It is recommended that all draught system cleaners keep a cleaning log that is clearly visible to the retailer, the wholesaler, and the brewer. The cleaning log should show the last cleaning having occurred within …More

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Important Information for Growler Tags

Free Customizable Growler Tag Template Download PDF template Download EPS template Help your customers enjoy your beer at it’s best from growlers. Be sure and include these tips on your growler tags and keep your staff safe by …More

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Cost of Goods Sold

The Cost of Goods Sold manual will help brewing organizations think about the costs and systems they have in place and enable them to make decisions about how to account for them. Accounting for COGS requires …More

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Hazard Assessment Principles

The Hazard Assessment Principles guide provides breweries a helpful and consistent guideline for best management practices (BMPs) when developing and improving brewery safety programs, standard operating procedures, and worker safety compliance in the brewery. Ensuring a …More

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Food Safety Modernization Act FAQs for Brewers

Brewers’ Responsibilities and Obligations under the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) What is the Food Safety Modernization Act? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law on January …More

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Design and Construction of Brewery Quality Labs

Learn Basic Guidelines Brewery labs do not have to be complex, but it is important to understand the implications of material, site, and equipment selection. Brewers, laboratory personnel and engineers can learn basic guidelines to consider when …More

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