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Sometimes History Makes Craft Beer Better

Sacramento, just after the Gold Rush, had 16 breweries in the town. The largest brewery (West of the Mississippi River) was Ruhstaller Brewery in Sacramento. Further, Sacramento hops were sold all over the World and even to Guinness Beer of Ireland.

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Hops and Yeast Make The Beer
Hops adds Aroma and some Flavor to beer.
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Hops and Yeast Make The Beer

Hops are a unique cone shape design from Mother Nature. This plant is one of the most popular ingredient in modern beer. Yeast is what makes beer have a great mouthfeel and also works with hops for aromas and flavors. Until the 1800's no one knew what yeast was-it was the magical ingredient harvested in one beer and put into another batch. And yes yeast grows naturally in nature.

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Winery Consumer Contact Strategies
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Winery Consumer Contact Strategies

Creativity is not innovation and vice versa.  Creativity, according to KeyDecisions.com, is recognized as fresh ideas and innovations are about implementation of creative advancements. The thought is, being creative has…

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Wine Will Never Fall Into the New Tobacco Trap
Wine Research-Always Changes
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Wine Will Never Fall Into the New Tobacco Trap

A title of an article appearing in the March 28, 2019 issue of The Spectator by Christopher Snowden, “The Campaign to Make Alcohol ‘The New Tobacco’”, seems to be more…

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Does Wine Need a Nudge For Innovation
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Does Wine Need a Nudge For Innovation

Case For Wine Industry Innovation There seems to be more discussion taking place within the wine industry pertaining to possible plateauing or even a pullback in U.S.  wine consumption.  Many…

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The Vineyards Cover Crop
This is a great example of the effects of a Cover Crop
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The Vineyards Cover Crop

What the wine industry does to conserve and manage the vineyard. Adele Payman-Cover Crop in Napa In California’s Wine Country, winter is a time when brown hillsides turn green and…

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High Levels of Alcohol In Wine Are Not Cool Anymore
Spinning Cone Technology to reduce alcohol in wine
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High Levels of Alcohol In Wine Are Not Cool Anymore

This relative new technology reduces alcohol in wine and not impact aromas and flavors. Spinning Cone by name. The trend for less alcohol in wine should not be a surprise…

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Some Words From Ken
Ken Koleszar-Operations Mgr.-Image of Wine
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Some Words From Ken

Knowledge of raw materials, equipment, care in manufacturing gives our clients quality products! The following comes from a presentation by our own Ken Koleszar-IOW Operations. Ken Koleszar   Hardwoods are…

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