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The importance of brewery branding

The Importance of Brewery Branding

The business plan is mapped out, the building is leased, and the bar supplies are all set to stock your brewery …but something is missing. The beer has no identity, no defining feature. The brewery doesn’t have a brand! There are so many benefits to establishing a strong brand for a brewery. Having a label and vibe that’s easily recognizable encourages customer loyalty and creates a sense of local pride. Taking the time to develop a unique brand can also reflect the care that’s put…

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The Phoenix of Hunahpu’s Day

What is Hunahpu day? It started as a small free event for a beer release and is now a $200 to $400 ticketed event. Cigar City, one of the premiere Craft Breweries in the country , if not the world, hosts the release and festival the 3rd Saturday in March annually. The beer itself is an Imperial Stout Aged on Cacao Nibs, Madagascar Vanilla Beans, Ancho Chilis, Pasilla Chilis and Cinnamon. it is ranked 100 with over 4000 ratings on Beer Advocate. Do I I have…

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Innovation and Beer, Don’t Die Without Trying Both of Them!

Are you going to make a mark on the world or not?  Maybe it’s fashion for you, or engineering, or your family, but are you going to do it? Because there is one thing for sure, if you don’t, you will regret it. This is the Hendrix Keg, one of me and my brothers ideas, a project we could undertake to change the world in our small way. I want to tell you how challenging it has been, give my thumbs up to those who…

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Brewery Travels #7: SE Wisconsin (Kenosha/Racine)

The eastern shoreline of Lake Michigan is dominated by Chicago, and to a lesser extent, Milwaukee. However, in between the two urban areas lie Racine and Kenosha, two mid-sized cities nestled along the lake in Southeast Wisconsin. Craft breweries are still a fairly new offering in this area, as the oldest brewery in this article is just about to celebrate their 5-year anniversary. But although they are fresh to the scene, I was blessed to sample some incredibly unique and delicious beers. Three of the…

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Resolute-taps

Are you simply committed to good beer, or are you Resolute?

Resolute Brewing Company Review, Centennial Colorado Resolute res·o·lute adjective: admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering. The number of Denver breweries continue to climb despite claims that the market is over-served and a craft beer bubble is growing. One of the newer breweries (at the time of this writing, at least) is making waves and getting tons of recognition. This brewery is Resolute Brewing Company. I first visited their tap room for a podcast back in September of 2016, several months after they opened. I took some…

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Introducing the Sommbeer App!

Download the App HERE Sommbeer had been around for a couple years now and one of the things we’ve been working on during that time was the development of a Sommbeer app. This is an app built for you based off feedback from our readers, beta testers, and of course our own wants and desires for a definitive beer app. We want this app to be a one stop shop for finding new beers, navigating to new breweries, updating and maintaining a personal inventory for…

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Brewery Travels #6: Green Bay Area

Nestled along the Fox River where it meets the body of water with the same name, Green Bay is known for football, beer, and brats. Unfortunately, most folks think of Miller Lite when it comes to the beer, but thankfully there are several craft breweries fighting this image. As I mentioned in the last article, I bleed Packer green and gold, so Green Bay is more than just another stop on my travels. I have been blessed to attend several games at Lambeau Field, and…

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Doom Imperial IPA by Founders Brewing – Beer Review

Doom is the third release of the Founders barrel aged series. This is an interesting beer, because it has some history. Doom was first being served as a taproom-only feature, and then hit shelves in 2013 as part of the brewery’s Backstage Series. My love for craft beer was in its infancy back in 2013 so you know I did not get to try it back then. To say I was excited for this release is an understatement. I know the Founders distribution schedule in…

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Brewery Travels #5: Twin Cities

We’ve spent some quality time in Milwaukee, but before continuing in Wisconsin, let’s take a journey across the Mississippi. My parents recently moved to a suburb outside the Twin Cities, and therefore I will have a plethora of opportunities in the future to visit the expanding craft beer scene there. In this article, I will review four of the breweries I visited; 1 in Minneapolis, and 3 in St. Paul. Let’s get to it! Surly Brewing: Minneapolis, MN Lake Monster Brewing: St. Paul, MN Burning…

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Why is There Beer Raining From My Ceiling?

What causes a beer to “Gusher”? by Will Deutschman We’ve all had the experience: You open a bottle of that beer you have been cherishing – saving for just the right moment – and an instant after you pop the cap, your only thought is, “Why is it raining beer from my ceiling right now???” credit: Research Gate http://tinyurl.com/l2ygt9h  OK. Perhaps you have been lucky enough to not have that experience. But, in a milder form, have you ever opened a bottle and had it…

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