RateBeer Forums: IndustryRateBeer.com news, beer discussions, industry talk, trading, homebrew help and opinionhttps://www.ratebeer.com/forums/Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:20 EST Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:20 EST How could AB InBev do business ethically in order to earn your respect in the industry? Posted by 3fourths<br><br>Iím asking this question with sincerity and hope to hear your honest and constructive answers.<br><br>(45 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/how-could-ab-inbev-do-business-ethically-in-order-to-earn-your-respect-in-the-industry_296319.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/how-could-ab-inbev-do-business-ethically-in-order-to-earn-your-respect-in-the-industry_296319.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/how-could-ab-inbev-do-business-ethically-in-order-to-earn-your-respect-in-the-industry_296319.htm Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:20 EST How can suppliers improve draft in the US? Posted by bladeintheusa<br><br>It's a well known issue that draft beer continues to challenge the industry? What can suppliers do to help fix this?<br><br>( replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/how-can-suppliers-improve-draft-in-the-us_299633.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/how-can-suppliers-improve-draft-in-the-us_299633.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/how-can-suppliers-improve-draft-in-the-us_299633.htm Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:20 EST Service standards in taprooms Posted by Stine<br><br>In my area, service levels in taprooms is pretty variable. It could be that at this point &#40;in rapidly expanding beer metros such as mine&#41; there are many more taproom server/bartender jobs than there are quality applicants to fill them. General questions: What defines a high quality service experience for you in a taproom environment? What is the general level of service in taprooms in your area? Do these questions matter more or less to you when the product quality is high?<br><br>(21 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/service-standards-in-taprooms_295779.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/service-standards-in-taprooms_295779.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/service-standards-in-taprooms_295779.htm Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:20 EST GBHs Michael Kiser on Sam Cs ethics comments Posted by AdamChandler<br><br>http://goodbeerhunting.com/blog/2017/6/18/ready-player-one-craft-beer-gets-its-gamergate Correction to Thread Title. The author is &quot;Bryan Roth&quot; of https://thisiswhyimdrunk.blog In my RSS Reader, the author is showing as Michael. Sorry for the error &#40;Proof if anyone at GBH wants to fix their RSS feed - &#41;<br><br>(14 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/gbhs-michael-kiser-on-sam-cs-ethics-comments_296668.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/gbhs-michael-kiser-on-sam-cs-ethics-comments_296668.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/gbhs-michael-kiser-on-sam-cs-ethics-comments_296668.htm Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:20 EST ISO : Someone that knows someone who makes Ice Cider / Makes Ice Cider themselves Posted by kraddel<br><br>Hey everyone &#033; I'm currently looking for someone who produces Ice Cider on a commercial scale &#40; Preferably Canadian &#41; or at least can get me in touch with someone. Thnx<br><br>(5 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/iso-someone-that-knows-someone-who-makes-ice-cider-makes-ice-cider-themselves_298639.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/iso-someone-that-knows-someone-who-makes-ice-cider-makes-ice-cider-themselves_298639.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/iso-someone-that-knows-someone-who-makes-ice-cider-makes-ice-cider-themselves_298639.htm Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:20 EST Funky Buddha acquired by Constellation Brands Posted by rouhlas<br><br>http://beerstreetjournal.com/funky-buddha-acquired-constellation-brands/ https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2017/08/10/1083287/0/en/Craft-Brewer-Funky-Buddha-Joins-Constellation-Brands.html From the above link: ďWe chose to partner with Constellation because we saw an alignment in vision and felt they gave us the greatest opportunity for growth and development,Ē said Funky Buddha Head Brewer and President Ryan Sentz. ďConstellation and Funky Buddha share a lot of the same ideals and passion for philanthropy, entrepreneurship and the art of craft beer. At the end of the day, we just really like the people we have met within the organization, each of whom share our dedication to making outstanding beer.Ē 2016 was a breakout year for Funky Buddha Brewery, receiving five gold medals in RateBeerís Best Awards. When it came to the Best Beers by Style, they dominated the Imperial Porter category with three gold medals for Morning Wood, Wide Awake Itís Morning, and Last Buffalo in the Park. Maple Bacon Coffee Porter and Last Snow Coconut Coffee Porter both received gold medals in the Best Beers by Style Porter category. Maple Bacon Coffee Porter also was a Winner of the World Beer Cup 2016 Gold Medal in the Specialty Beer category. And as the engine behind these high-quality beers, the Funky Buddha team was recognized by placing in the Top 100 Brewers category. ďAdding a fantastic regional brand such as Funky Buddha to our craft beer portfolio, along with Ballast Point, advances our strategy in continuing to lead the high-end beer segment,Ē said Paul Hetterich, executive vice president and president of the beer division at Constellation Brands. ďThe Sentz family has created a culture of bold creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. Those qualities, combined with our beer divisionís market reach, distributor partnerships, consumer insights, and our craft expertise within Ballast Point, will help nurture and develop Funky Buddhaís distinctive brand.Ē Constellation Brands and Funky Buddha Breweryís team of employees will continue to work together, with Ryan and KC Sentz running the day-to-day operations. Funky Buddhaís standard of brewing will remain unchanged, delivering the same culinary-style, creative beer consumers and craft beer enthusiasts celebrate today. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. <br><br>(13 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/funky-buddha-acquired-by-constellation-brands_297827.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/funky-buddha-acquired-by-constellation-brands_297827.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/funky-buddha-acquired-by-constellation-brands_297827.htm Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:20 EST Fake Brews: Dude To Sue WalMart over Fake Craft Beer Posted by BeardedAvenger<br><br>Donít think I saw this on here: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/02/17/fake_brews_walmart_sued_craft_beer_fraud/<br><br>(10 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/fake-brews-dude-to-sue-walmart-over-fake-craft-beer_294839.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/fake-brews-dude-to-sue-walmart-over-fake-craft-beer_294839.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/fake-brews-dude-to-sue-walmart-over-fake-craft-beer_294839.htm Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:20 EST Looking for beer manufacturer Posted by BeerrrGuru<br><br>I am actively looking for a manufacturer that can produce for my company beer bottled in 20 and/or 25 cl with pull off cap and with private label. Anyone who can help, let me know&#033;&#033;&#033;<br><br>(1 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/looking-for-beer-manufacturer_296171.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/looking-for-beer-manufacturer_296171.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/looking-for-beer-manufacturer_296171.htm Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:20 EST Looking for Brewers in Belgium/France/Germany Posted by adarsh<br><br>Dear Beer Community, Iím currently looking for breweries who offer beer under private Label. Would also appreciate your advice on Pils, Premium lager, Double/Triple blonde. Iím a start-up company and looking for assistance. Many Thanks and kind regards<br><br>( replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/looking-for-brewers-in-belgium-france-germany_295027.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/looking-for-brewers-in-belgium-france-germany_295027.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/looking-for-brewers-in-belgium-france-germany_295027.htm Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:20 EST New, and a little bit different brewery on its way. Posted by sunevdj<br><br>And you can be part of it&#033; https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/people-like-us-skippinge-brew-autism-brewery&#35;/ Creating jobs for people with autism.<br><br>(6 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/new-and-a-little-bit-different-brewery-on-its-way_294188.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/new-and-a-little-bit-different-brewery-on-its-way_294188.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/new-and-a-little-bit-different-brewery-on-its-way_294188.htm Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:20 EST Anyone else currently getting shelftag errors? Posted by phylloxera<br><br>I signed up for a Premium Account &#40;paid yesterday & everything&#41; because I work at a small liquor store, and RBís shelftags would be quite helpful, but instead of the watermarked ones free users get, ever since I paid I now only get a blank page that says &quot;The page cannot be displayed because an internal server error has occurred.&quot; Just wondering if anyone else is having this issue &#40;in which case I assume itís a temporary server thing&#41; or if the problem Iím having is specific to my account. Any suggestions would be great&#033; Thanks, and excited to have joined the RB community&#033;<br><br>( replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/anyone-else-currently-getting-shelftag-errors_294250.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/anyone-else-currently-getting-shelftag-errors_294250.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/anyone-else-currently-getting-shelftag-errors_294250.htm Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:20 EST shelf tags Posted by revoltingblob<br><br>Is there a way to print multiple shelf tags of different rated beers at once?<br><br>( replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/shelf-tags_294064.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/shelf-tags_294064.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/shelf-tags_294064.htm Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:20 EST Undercapitalization of Craft Beer Sales Force Posted by 574deadzone<br><br>So I was thinking, a few years ago, a lot of craft breweries were under capitalized in terms of not having enough equipment to brew enough beer to meet demand. Now that many have fixed that problem, it seems that the issue now is the sales force isnít big enough to monitor whatís going on in the market, in terms of having a pulse on sales trends and monitoring quality control. Thoughts?<br><br>(11 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/undercapitalization-of-craft-beer-sales-force_292937.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/undercapitalization-of-craft-beer-sales-force_292937.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/undercapitalization-of-craft-beer-sales-force_292937.htm Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:20 EST Prague-May 1st vote-no smoking Posted by left_bank<br><br>If my info is at all correct,3 levels of government have to pass the bill for there to be no smoking in pubs in Prague as of May 1/17.One level has passed;anybody got an update on how likely this might become law?<br><br>(7 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/prague-may-1st-vote-no-smoking_292914.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/prague-may-1st-vote-no-smoking_292914.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/prague-may-1st-vote-no-smoking_292914.htm Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:20 EST Brewer Wanted- West Palm Beach Brewery and Wine Vault and#40;Floridaand#41; Posted by westpalmWestPalmBeerbeWester<br><br>Brewer needed for West Palm Beach Brewery & Wine Vault &#045;&#045;- Brewer with 1-3 yearsí experience &#40;minimum&#41; needed for upstart craft brewery in Downtown West Palm Beach; 5 + years creating wide variety of craft beers more ideal. This position will be a leadership, high profile position in a high traffic area of downtown West Palm Beach. Responsibilities include master/chief brewer, training/educating apprentice/assistant brewers, recipe creation/lab work/r&d, general tap room work/supervision, availability to media outlets. Home brewers with 10 years + extensive experience who are looking for a career change are encouraged to apply. Our team is young, vibrant, and excited with this amazing opportunity. We have a 2nd quarter 2017 target date for opening, however the brewer would start 2-3 months prior full time brewing for the opening and potentially part time/contracting to start creating recipes as soon as possible. Join the excitement and be a part of history and the first brewery in Down Town West Palm Beach. Please send salary and other requirements in confidence to Dan Galasso: dan@westpalmbeer.com While Target Timelines may change, we are targeting an early Feb hire, for an early April Opening. We would like the brewer to be on board for delivery of our equipment so that they can learn the ins and outs of the system and then start brewing for opening. We will be taking resumes and setting up interviews for Jan. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. System Info 10BBL DME Steam MT/LT Kettle HLT CLT 80 BBL in UniTanks &#40;4-10 BBL, 2- 20 BBL&#41; 70 BBL Serving Tanks &#40;10 BBL&#41;<br><br>( replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/brewer-wanted-west-palm-beach-brewery-and-wine-vault-and40floridaand41_292721.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/brewer-wanted-west-palm-beach-brewery-and-wine-vault-and40floridaand41_292721.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/brewer-wanted-west-palm-beach-brewery-and-wine-vault-and40floridaand41_292721.htm Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:20 EST New brewery in Belize Posted by BeerGuide6<br><br>An investor with land in the Central American country of Belize is looking for a Brewer partner to open a microbrewery. Please contact marketingholidaylands@gmail.com if you are interested and would like more information.<br><br>( replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/new-brewery-in-belize_290805.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/new-brewery-in-belize_290805.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/new-brewery-in-belize_290805.htm Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:20 EST Tap handle rare Posted by BreweryCaptaindlb<br><br>Wondering if anyone knows of a good site to see how much a tap handle is worth?<br><br>(5 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/tap-handle-rare_290769.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/tap-handle-rare_290769.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/tap-handle-rare_290769.htm Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:20 EST AB/InBev Acquires Northern Brewer Posted by BeerandBlues2<br><br>While I typically support the local shop, I do occasionally order from Northern Brewer. That ends now. http://startribune.com/roseville-based-beermaking-supplier-northern-brewer-bought-by-world-s-largest-beer-company/397142501/ <br><br>(18 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/ab-inbev-acquires-northern-brewer_290150.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/ab-inbev-acquires-northern-brewer_290150.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/ab-inbev-acquires-northern-brewer_290150.htm Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:20 EST Collaborations Posted by trapped<br><br>Iím very curious about how do the collaborations between brewer&#40;ie&#41;s work? Do they sit down together and actually put the recipe on paper? Does one of them provide the space and the other the recipe? Or what? And there are tripartite collaborations, which are totally inscrutable to me. Could anyone help me understand better?<br><br>(7 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/collaborations_290139.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/collaborations_290139.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/collaborations_290139.htm Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:20 EST Smithsonian Beer Position Posted by nimbleprop<br><br>Coincidentally, the DC Ratebeer crew is accepting applications to become part of our tasting group too. https://americanhistory.si.edu/sites/default/files/file-uploader/SI%20Brewing%20History_Historian%20job%20announcement_7-22-2016.pdf<br><br>(14 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/smithsonian-beer-position_288005.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/smithsonian-beer-position_288005.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/smithsonian-beer-position_288005.htm Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:20 EST Looking for statistics on breweries in US Posted by asheft<br><br>Hey All, Iím doing a little market research and am trying to get the number of craft breweries in the US divided by brew length. Anyone have access to such a list? I think thereís a report at Brewerís Association, but itís behind a paywall. Thanks in advance for any and all help&#033; Cheers, Alex<br><br>(10 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/looking-for-statistics-on-breweries-in-us_287742.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/looking-for-statistics-on-breweries-in-us_287742.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/looking-for-statistics-on-breweries-in-us_287742.htm Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:20 EST San Miguel Posted by remALUS<br><br>Please help me with beer rating...Where I should add rating for this beer &#40;where it is brewed and bottled&#41; http://prntscr.com/bnlgac ty<br><br>(2 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/san-miguel_287453.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/san-miguel_287453.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/san-miguel_287453.htm Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:20 EST Shelf tags - resizing Posted by revoltingblob<br><br>Is there a way to do this? I donít see why they are so large in the first place and why you canít save them as an image to resize. Iím new to using the shelf tags. Iím sure this topic has been covered before. Please let me know, Cheers<br><br>( replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/shelf-tags-resizing_286296.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/shelf-tags-resizing_286296.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/shelf-tags-resizing_286296.htm Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:20 EST Most Difficult Countries to Drink List Posted by Jow<br><br>How do you get to this list in new format? Canít find it.<br><br>(3 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/most-difficult-countries-to-drink-list_285907.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/most-difficult-countries-to-drink-list_285907.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/most-difficult-countries-to-drink-list_285907.htm Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:20 EST Live Music- Wagon Wheel Posted by sethdude<br><br>I donít know about anyone else, but Iím thinking itís time to retire this one. Every festival at every brewery or winery features an acoustic performer who will without fail play this song &#40;usually twice a set&#41;. Itís lost any meaning it once had, and has become a predictable and tedious part of pretty much any evening.<br><br>(39 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/live-music-wagon-wheel_285793.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/live-music-wagon-wheel_285793.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/live-music-wagon-wheel_285793.htm