We’ve always existed to serve the industry, so ProBrewer is thrilled to be bringing you a bevy of incredible new tools and resources to help further your efforts. Whether you’re an industry leader, or a new brewery just opening your doors, we’ve got what you need to continue leveling-up your capabilities. Conveniently organized by business function, each page takes you beyond the latest news and insights and offers direct support from some of the top minds across the industry.
A well-equipped brewery is paramount to your success. It’s more than a question of if good beer comes out the other side; it’s about profitability, efficiency, reliability, sustainability, and much more. In the business of beer, the tools you use will truly separate the wheat from the chaff. With that, welcome to the home of everything you need to know about effectively equipping and maintaining your brewery. Navigate the page to “Ask the Experts,” peruse recent FAQ’s, view relevant discussions, and check out the latest insights.
They say not to judge a book by its cover – but this is beer. Whether you like it or not, your packaging decisions will make a big difference in how many folks buy your brew. With that, welcome to the home of everything you need to know about packaging, bottling, and kegging. Navigate the page to “Ask the Experts,” peruse recent FAQ’s, view relevant discussions, and check out the latest insights.
If your beer is what you put into it – you’d better be sure you’ve got just the right barley, malt, hops, and water…and you know how to use them! Whether you’re a season expert who’s published multiple books on brewing ingredients (like our resident expert, Stan Hieronymous), or you’re a brewery in planning looking to mash your first grains, we’ve got you covered!
The lowdown: The USDA reports that hop acreage in the Northwest is strung for a record 55,339 acres, 4% more than in 2017. The top variety is Citra, which surpassed Cascade for the first time. Cascade is second, followed by Centennial, Zeus and Simcoe.
Our take: Call it “hop karma,” but it is possible that hop growers over did it in removing about 2,000 acres of Cascade, Centennial and Simcoe. An unusually warm May led to considerable “early bloom,” particularly among those three varieties. Yields seem unlikely to match last year’s robust crop.
Uncovering the right distribution strategy for your brewery and bringing it to life can prove quite challenging in and of itself…But in today’s diverse, rapidly moving marketplace there are endless considerations in how to best serve your consumers and brand. Thankfully, you’ve landed on the home of all things distribution related.