Craft Beer

New Jersey State offers free craft beers to vaccine recipients.

May 4, 2021

Phil Murphy, the governor of New Jersey State, announced the Shot and Beer program, under which residents of New Jersey who receive their first vaccine shot in May will also receive a free craft beer. There are at least 35 New Jersey craft breweries participating in the programme which jointly promotes public health (vaccine) and craft beer (who doesn’t love that)!

GEA Group develops a 20 hectoliters brewhouse for craft brewers.

April 28, 2021

GEA Group, a world leader in beverage systems, has developed the CRAFT-STAR M, a brewhouse with a hot wort capacity of 20 hectoliters per brew. The brewhouse is designed for craft brewers whose businesses are in still their growth phase but wish to gain the advantages of higher-tech equipment. The brewhouse provides the usual requirements in terms of process control, batch consistency and quality but at the same time upgrading systems to the latest technology in terms of energy and water usage, for example.

Tickets available for 2021 Seattle Fresh Hop Festival.

April 27, 2021

On May 1st tickets became available for the 2021 Seattle Fresh Hop Festival, to be held on October 9th, 2021, at Hangar 30 (a massive event center in Seattle). The festival plans to feature 75 fresh hop beers and cater for 2,500 people. With the Yakima Valley hops production not so far away, Seattle remains a vibrant craft beer innovation hub with hops playing a central role.

What are the US States which produced the most craft beer in 2020?

April 26, 2021

The US Brewers Association created two maps: one to show the total volume (barrels) produced in each state, and a second to show the ratio of barrels per adult resident (persons over 21 years old). According to the first map states like Texas, California, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ohio produced more than 1M barrels. According to the second map Vermont, Pennsylvania, Maine, Alaska, Oregon, Colorado, and Montana lead in the per capita production (legal drinking age). The findings show nationwide coverage for craft beer success, from which the recovery could be quite substantial.

New technology featured by Proof Brewing Florida.

April 23, 2021

Proof Brewing Florida has partnered with Earthly Lab (Austin Texas) to become the first brewery in Florida to implement carbon capture technology to reduce carbon dioxide emissions (CO2e). The plug-and-play technology from Earthly Lab enables craft breweries to capture more than 100,000 pounds of waste CO2e, the equivalent of more than 1,500 trees’ worth CO2e. The push to reduce carbon dioxide emissions is coming from across the brewing industry, including craft brewers which supports the view that everyone can contribute to a more sustainable brewing industry.