Lagers Need Love Too – Caveman Brews Year Round With CoolBot

Jeff Bonner started out homebrewing in 1989 in Arizona. He’d just gotten married, and his new wife, Alison — who’s a total book nerd — had recently joined a bookclub. It was in this very book club that Alison stumbled upon a “How To Brew” book that came with a fermentor and homebrew kit, which … Continued

5 Ways to Make Your Brewery Stand Out at a Beer Festival

It’s beer festival season! There are more than 5,300 breweries in the United States right now. And, according to the Brewers Association, 5,234 of them are craft brewers. Unlike the big beer companies, which can buy Super Bowl commercial spots and their own teams of horses, craft brewers typically reach their audience the old fashioned … Continued

How to Build a Walk-in Cooler for Breweries

As a brewer, you know the importance of temperature. Depending on the type of beer you brew and how you serve it, you may want to achieve temperatures in the 35°F range (for lagering) or you may need something closer to 50°F (for fermentation). For storing kegs or running tap lines to your tasting room, … Continued

How Beer Storage Temperature Affects Your Brew

We aren’t here to debate whether your beer will spoil if you let it come to room temperature and then re-chill it (it won’t) or whether you should be serving your IPAs at 45°F to 50°F and your Doppelbocks at 55°F to 60°F (you probably should). What we do want to talk about is how … Continued