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The 10 Best Tips for Brewing SMaSH Beers

Hedashot for Grace Weitz, Managing Editor for Hop Culture and Untappd
By: Grace Lee-Weitz
Published: March 10, 2023
Malt, hops, water, and yeast, the four ingredients that make up a traditional beer. And while we’ve seen styles expand on that core—everything from smoothie beers to fruited sours to coffee beers—at the end of the day, beer always comes back to these four components. One way for brewers to
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The Best Ways to Brew a Smoothie Beer

Hedashot for Grace Weitz, Managing Editor for Hop Culture and Untappd
By: Grace Lee-Weitz
Published: March 8, 2023
Hop-forward styles remain top of mind for many breweries around the country. But it’s also good to take a moment and remember that hops aren’t ...
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Illinois Craft Brewers Guild Spotlight

Hedashot for Grace Weitz, Managing Editor for Hop Culture and Untappd
By: Grace Lee-Weitz
Published: March 7, 2023
There are many reasons why you should join your local brewers guild. So to help you see some of these advantages in action, we’ve been ...
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What Is FLEX®? The Easiest Alpha Acid Hop Extract

Hedashot for Grace Weitz, Managing Editor for Hop Culture and Untappd
By: Grace Lee-Weitz
Published: March 3, 2023
As a flowable extract—hence FLEX—this is a 100-percent, all-natural, concentrated alpha hop product from John I. Haas that is easy to ship and easy to ...
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Hop Report: How Hops Performed in Europe in 2022

Hedashot for Grace Weitz, Managing Editor for Hop Culture and Untappd
By: Grace Lee-Weitz
Published: February 27, 2023
Last week, we covered how hops performed in the United States in 2022. Overall, the U.S. accounted for 61,177 acres of hops in 2022, a ...
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Hop Report: How Hops Performed in the United States in 2022

Hedashot for Grace Weitz, Managing Editor for Hop Culture and Untappd
By: Grace Lee-Weitz
Published: February 24, 2023
Undeniably, hops are hot. Now more than ever consumers are clamoring for the tiny little green cones that give your beers their characteristic aroma and ...
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Ollie, Oznr, and Untappd Featured on the Brewing Business Blog

Hedashot for Grace Weitz, Managing Editor for Hop Culture and Untappd
By: Grace Lee-Weitz
Published: February 20, 2023
Recently, Ollie Brewery Consultant Dustin Jeffers, who worked for pretty much his whole life in breweries, including 3 Sons Brewing Co. in Dania Beach, FL, ...
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Updated: The Top 4 Advantages of Ollie Ops x QuickBooks Integration

Hedashot for Grace Weitz, Managing Editor for Hop Culture and Untappd
By: Grace Lee-Weitz
Published: February 17, 2023
Are you using QuickBooks to manage your accounting and finances for your brewery? Learn how Ollie Ops integrates with QuickBooks and the advantages of syncing ...
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Forget Spreadsheets! Ollie Ops Does All Your Front-of-House Invoicing in a Snap

Hedashot for Grace Weitz, Managing Editor for Hop Culture and Untappd
By: Grace Lee-Weitz
Published: February 16, 2023
If you serve beer either off your tanks or in a package at a taproom, it’s crucial that you keep track of all your front-of-house ...
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With Hop Water, What Are the Best Ways to Market and Brand This Product?

Hedashot for Grace Weitz, Managing Editor for Hop Culture and Untappd
By: Grace Lee-Weitz
Published: February 15, 2023
Could hop water be the next big trend in craft beer? We think so and so does the industry. Since a hop water is technically ...
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