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An introduction to German beers

Posted by Ivana Rnjak on Feb 12, 2018 9:15:24 AM

While much has changed throughout humanity’s long history, one thing has remained the same for millennia: our love of beer. Humans have been brewing beer longer than we’ve been baking bread!

Beer is thought to have originated in Ancient Sumer and most likely reached Europe sometime late in the Bronze Age, with brewing beginning in Germany. It’s no surprise that Germans were probably the first to brew in Europe, given the prominence of beer in German culture.

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Categories: Tips for front of house, Tips for bartenders

Gin 101 – The basics

Posted by Ivana Rnjak on Nov 29, 2017 12:17:00 PM

Gin is a widely popular spirit known for its distinct flavor, which it derives from juniper berries. With a long and fascinating history, gin is so much more than just ‘flavored vodka.’

Gin is England’s national drink and Winston Churchill once famously said, “The gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen’s lives, and minds, than all the doctors in the Empire.”

While gin has been a crowd favorite since the 17th Century, it experienced a surge in popularity as the base spirit in many of the classic Prohibition-era cocktails. Today it is enjoying the limelight once more as craft distillers experiment with new botanical combinations and give this timeless drink a breath of new life!

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Categories: Tips for front of house, Tips for bartenders

The best places in the world for beer tourism

Posted by Chloe Papas on Nov 23, 2017 8:25:00 AM

It doesn't matter where you are in the world – it's never too hard to buy a pint. But some countries and cities trump others when it comes to beer production, quality and diversity.

For craft beer aficionados, not just any pint will do – travelers are looking for something new, surprising, or just really damn good. So whether you're a brewer, work in production, serve pints on the weekends, or own your own brewpub, this is the list for you. 

We’ve done our research and found the six best spots in the world to get tasting and settle in for a pint or three. 

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Categories: Hospitality inspiration, Tips for bartenders

How breweries are making beer and tackling food waste

Posted by Chloe Papas on Nov 16, 2017 12:43:45 PM

Across the globe, we waste 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year; from the leftovers we chuck out in our domestic bins to the large-scale waste committed by hospitality venues, supermarkets and food producers. 

The world is beginning to wake up to the issue at hand, and while it does so, organizations and charities are popping up across the world with the specific task of reducing the massive amount of food we throw out each year. 

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Categories: Sustainability, Tips for bartenders

The best beer websites and resources

Posted by Chloe Papas on Nov 9, 2017 8:25:00 AM

You know how to pour a beer to get the perfect amount of froth, you’re across the big names in beer, and you might be a fan of the odd pint or two when you knock off your shift. But how much do you really know about the golden drink?

In an age where every person and their dog (well, maybe not their dog – but you get the gist) is a craft beer expert, can you keep up when a customer asks for a recommendation at your bar? Are you across the lengthy craft brew list that your boss has just brought in?

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Categories: Tips for bartenders

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