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Thinking Small: Craft Brewers Embrace Smaller Packaging Formats

As craft beer trends toward lighter “lifestyle” options such as session beers, a growing number of craft breweries are gravitating toward smaller package sizes.

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Tracing Dissolved Oxygen through the Packaging Process

Selling oxidized, stale beer is an easy way to lose customers. With the increasing level of competition for retail space, brewers need every advantage to keep their beer at its best.

We Can and So Can You: Canning Line Selection and Installation

Properly packaging your beer for market is critical to quality and consumer experience, and the first step is selecting and installing the equipment! Join moderator Alan Windhausen from Pikes Peak Brewing, plus speakers Brock Ashburn from Highland Brewing and Perry …Read More

The Effect of Malt Quality and the Malting Process on Beer Flavor Stability

Key staling compounds in beer, e.g., ketones and aldehydes, initiate from precursors and enzymes present in malt. Staling mechanisms include lipoxygenase (LOX) mediated oxidation of unsaturated fatty acids, aldehydes originating from process thermal load, and Strecker degradation of amino acids. …Read More

Observations on Tracing Dissolved Oxygen Pickup in Beer Packaging

Join Andy Tveekrem, Brewmaster and Co-Founder of Market Garden Breweries, as he presents a practical guide to techniques for assessing and reducing dissolved oxygen (DO) pickup across packaging operations, with an emphasis on small scale (25-100 cpm) fillers for bottles and cans …Read More

All Clear: Let’s Talk About Glass Quality

Unless your consumers are trying to get into the Guinness Book of records, no one wants to swallow glass! The Craft Brewers Glass Quality Group (CBGQG) is a dream team of quality, packaging and brewing professionals from at least a …Read More

Insights & Analysis

Bottles and Cans: Craft Beer Packaging Trends in 2018

As industry growth has slowed, can growth is now coming at the expense of bottles. Let's break down that shift in terms of drivers. Read More

Technical Brewing Issue

For the July/August 2018 The New Brewer, we present our annual Technical Brewing issue, taking a deeper dive into brewing and brewery operations. We also include photos from two important events in Washington, D.C.: the Brewers Association’s hill climb and SAVOR. Read More

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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

Flavor Stability

This seminar will discuss the possible influences on flavor stability and how they can impact your beer’s vulnerability. Read More

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