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Industry Updates

5 Quality Elements To Implement Right Now

What’s remarkable about these overlooked quality functions is that they are often both incredibly effective and incredibly inexpensive.Read More

Industry Updates

Date Lot Coding

The Brewers Association technical committee recommends that it is in the best interest of craft brewers, distributors, importers, and consumers that all beer from small and independent craft brewers be identifiable by some form of a date or lot code …Read More

Industry Updates

Handling and Filling Beer Growlers

Beer growler use by consumers and retailers is a popular way to bring the retail draught beer experience home or to transport rare or small production beers. The important decision to fill and use growlers must be made with an eye …Read More

Industry Updates

5 Brewers Association Resources to Help You Brew Quality Beer

If there is one common principal that everyone shares in the beer industry, it is the importance of ensuring the quality of every beer that reaches consumers. We often think of sparkling beakers and pristine white lab coats when the …Read More

Insights & Analysis

Digging Deeper Into Beer Styles

The IRI Group has recently reworked their beer styles data and the results provide new insights into the changing nature of craft brewing over time. Their data can now be broken into approximately 100 styles, of which 89 could be …Read More

Insights & Analysis

2017 Predictions: Craft Beer Style Trends

I’ve been asked by a couple of BA members about my predictions for style trends in 2017. Let me start by saying that figuring out what other people will like in the future is pretty darn hard. Rather than looking …Read More

Industry Updates

Draught Beer Line Cleaning Study

The Brewers Association (BA) is pleased to announce that NSF International Applied Research Center (ARC), in cooperation with the Center for Biofilm Engineering (CBE) at Montana State University, is the recipient of a $120,000 grant to conduct an unprecedented draught …Read More

Insights & Analysis

Beer Styles: How Preferences Vary by State

Everyone knows that India Pale Ale (IPA) is a dominant force nationally for small and independent craft brewers, but how much variation is there in style preferences across the states? Does the West Coast really love IPAs that much more …Read More

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