I sat down with Carli Smith, brewmaster of Charlotte’s Bold Missy brewery, to talk with her about Bold Missy and direct fire heating. IFS: How did the brewery start? Carli: Bold Missy was started by our founder, Carol Waggener, she used to be in beer, she worked for Budweiser before they were sold to InBev, then she went into other areas of the food and beverage business but she missed being in the beer industry, so she wanted to start her own brewery. It started May of 2017.
Here are some of the hottest trends in craft brewing, as seen at the annual festival in Denver last weekend. Tea Hot off the heels of the coffee beer trend comes craft beer brewed with tea, although fan favorites like coffee beer and chocolate beer were still in high demand. Brewers used a variety of teas- from green to black- to concoct new creations. Some notable beers were Palm Shade with Guave and White Tea by Cruz Blanca Brewery, Mister Tea by The Rare Barrel and Ten84-
A spotlight on the Tarheel State’s booming craft brewing industry. The State of Craft Brewing in North Carolina North Carolina has three main craft brewing hubs- the Research Triangle area, Charlotte and Asheville. However, with the rise in popularity of craft beer, many breweries are popping up in small towns as well. According to the Brewers Association for Small and Independent Craft Brewers, North Carolina ranks #8 in its number of craft breweries out of all 50 states. No
More and more, craft brewing customers want their beers to be made in a sustainable, climate friendly way. Here's how to be sustainable in craft brewing. Brewing, by nature, creates a large ecological footprint, starting from the facility itself, to the heating and fermentation process, all the way through packaging beer. But, craft brewers can reduce their carbon footprint and make sustainability synonymous with their brand. With the craft brewing industry poised to take ove
How to find the right heating system for your BIP. Steam System Steam systems are the traditional brewing option that has been used for many years. Steam systems are a nineteenth century technology that has become standard for heating in brewhouses. Steam can be a bulky system that comes with a scorching risk, but it also can be preferred by brewers who are used to brewing with steam. Depending on the area, the building will need inspectors to prove the system is not violatin