India Pale Ales, or IPAs, are an enormously popular aspect of the current craft beer movement. From West Coast "hop bombs" to "big beer" Imperial IPAs, there's a wide range of options from which IPA lovers can choose. Here's a brief rundown of the different characteristics of IPA beers.
Getting your beer system right on the first try is critical. And to get it right, beer system engineers have to consider all the hard questions and not gloss over the details. But what are those questions, and what are some of the correct answers?
To begin, it's important to ask what kind of pressure source do you need?
This is determined by the distance of your beer run, as well as the changes in elevation when comparing your cooler to your dispensing station. This will determine whether you should use carbon dioxide or a CO2/nitrogen blend. In addition, if your draft beer program includes a popular nitro beer or you're serving wine-on-tap, a 25/75 blend of carbon dioxide to nitrogen will be needed.
Unlike what some might say, building a beer system isn't as simple as asking a few questions. It's not as easy as 1-2-3. At the same time, it's not rocket science, either. So what makes a good beer system? It's components.
It's almost St. Patrick's Day, a time of the year when we celebrate our collective Irish heritage and drink the world's favorite nitro-style beer. But what is nitro beer, and what's the trick to serving nitro beers?
Technically, nitro beers only contain about 70 to 75 percent nitrogen. A "Beer Gas" or Aligal or Guinness Gas is blended with three quarters nitrogen and one quarter carbon dioxide to make the beer – most often a stout – into a smoother and creamier product. But nitro beers aren't just relegated to stouts. In fact, even Guinness released a new Nitro IPA to expand on the popularity of nitro beers.
Nitro beers are also gaining popularity in the craft beer movement. Lefthand Milk Stout, for example, is one
Looking to build a profitable beer dispensing system? We know what you need, and we know profit is the bottom line. That’s why our engineers have poured over our systems to ensure they run as efficiently as possible.
Our systems reduce waste to make sure you get the biggest bang for your buck when you choose a Perlick Beer System.
WHAT MAKES A PERLICK BEER SYSTEM PROFITABLE?
- 1. Our Exclusive Empty Keg Sensor: Our tapping device knows when the keg is empty and shuts off beer flow. It simultaneously leaves the line filled with beer, which means no beer is wasted while you change out your kegs. It’s the only keg coupler on the market with an integral shut-off device.
- 2. Our Copper Coolant Lines: Copper coolant lines are 17% more efficient than poly lines.
- 3. ArcticPOUR Split Deck Technology: Choose Perlick Beer Systems for ArcticPOUR Split Deck Technology. It is the ONLY sys
Bars and brewpubs are facing more and more pressure to provide a wider range of beers on tap. This is directly related to the craft beer movement, which has created a growing consumer demand to try different styles of beer made by different breweries. This, in turn, has created some challenges for bars and restaurants.
One of the biggest obstacles faced by bar owners and operators is the logistics of serving these wide tap selections. With a traditional, glycol cooled system, beer must be transported from the kegs to a beer tower that is often at a distance from the walk-in where the keg is stored. This can be problematic.
An alternative is to use an air-cooled system that runs directly through the wall from the walk-in cooler to the taps on the other side of that wall. This requires less distance for the beer to travel, less tubing for the beer to travel within on its way to the faucet, and less need to run and conceal those lines within the operation. At the end of the day,
In low margin businesses like food, beverage, and hospitality, operators cannot afford to miss out on profits. Even worse, they can't afford to watch those profits go down the drain. Literally.
Beer programs can be great profit centers in the food and beverage industry. They can serve as entertainment centers that serve up the perfect pints of beer. They affect the experience you provide and ultimately your bottom line. And whether you're opening a new bar or retrofitting an existing venue, every decision you make will help create beer-drinking events for your customers.
If your beer system is so important, then, what should you look for, and how much can your bar save just by using the right equipment? The right system should be:
ENGINEERED FOR EXCELLENCE
With Perlick beer systems, our exclusive vapor-sealed trunk housing design and beer line engineering protects beer temperature better than any other beer system on the market – consistently d
Perlick's range of forward sealing faucets are the most sanitary beer and wine faucets on the market. They feature a revolutionary ball and floating O-ring design that eliminates the need for a valve shaft. This leads to cleaner dispensing because the beer and wine are not exposed to air.
For customers, this means better tasting beverages without safety concerns. For operators, handle levers don't stick, and there's no build up of mold and bacteria in the body of the faucet. But which model of Perlick's forward sealing beer faucets is right for your bar or foodservice establishment? Let's take a look at the available designs:
630SS FORWARD SEALING BEER FAUCET
Perlick's 630SS Forward Sealing Faucet is made with food grade 304 stainless steel. It was introduced last year with a patented forward-sealing design. With fewer parts than conventional faucets, users see improved reliability and fewer service calls when they make the switch to the 630SS. This easy-to-clean faucet
Does your bar lack space and beer selection? In many cases, these commodities go hand-in-hand. Operators want more space, and today's customers are requiring more and more selections.
Thanks to the new Wall Mount Beer Dispenser from Perlick, both are possible. This unit comes in any length up to 96 inches and can hold up to 32 different faucets. By adding additional units, the number of beers an establishment can offer is endless. And it doesn't just have to be beer. Operators can add ciders, carbonated waters, and other beverage options that will satisfy a wider range of customers.
Because the unit is mounted on the wall, it frees up premium, customer-facing bar space. Cleaning is also easy, and the Wall Mount Beer Dispenser comes standard with Perlick's Forward Sealing Stainless Steel Faucets that prevent beer from exposure to outside air.
Whether you're a brand new brewpub in Colorado's Front Range or are looking to replace your beer dispensing towers in one of the West Coast's tried and true microbreweries, Perlick has a new line of beer dispensing draught towers that will make an instant impact in your establishment.
Having the right piece of beer dispensing equipment can add character and ambiance to your bar or restaurant, which will make beer sampling a more memorable experience for the beer lovers who visit your establishment. And when those memories are positive, those visitors will return.
In 2015, there are 52 new tower options from Perlick to help you make memorable experiences for beer lovers in your area. Let's take a look at a few of them:
POLISHED CHROME BREW-PIPE TOWER (4066)