Runnin’ With The Devil In Juneau – CoolBot Helps Devil’s Club Brewing Company Stockpile Brews For Cruise Season

Jake Ridle is a Juneau, Alaska native who flew the coop during his “career of schooling,” earning an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts, Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and a Master’s Degree in Global Supply Chain Management before recently returning home to roost — ahem, to brew!  Jake and his friends had been homebrewing as a hobby for years, even …

“Drink Wisconsinbly” – Historic Barn Venue Gets Modern Walk In Cooler Upgrade

When Carolyn Hewitt relocated to the middle-of-nowhere Wisconsin after a stranger knocked on her door and made an offer she couldn’t refuse on her family’s Southern California home, her family experienced quite the culture shock. Carolyn hadn’t really intended to move as far away as the Midwest. They’d planned on buying an oceanside home not to far from their previous …

Evergreen Brewery Uses Mini Split + CoolBot For Cold Keg Storage

David Labarbara began homebrewing beer as a hobby about thirteen years ago while he was still gainfully employed at his oil and gas job. When the price of oil fell dramatically and they wanted David to take a massive pay cut and work longer hours, he said no thanks and quit. David wanted to pursue a career in a field …

Lagers Need Love Too – Caveman Brews Year Round With CoolBot

Jeff Bonner started out homebrewing in 1989 in Arizona. He’d just gotten married, and his new wife, Alison — who’s a total book nerd — had recently joined a bookclub. It was in this very book club that Alison stumbled upon a “How To Brew” book that came with a fermentor and homebrew kit, which she brought home for Jeff. …

Lost & Found: CoolBot Helps Lost Bear Brews Owner Nick Hegge Transform Garage Into Microbrewery

Nick Hegge has been homebrewing his own beer for about a decade. At first, he would work out of his kitchen with a bucket, but his hobby quickly expanded to take over his whole garage. Now brewing encompasses a “good portion of his life,” according to Nick, who’s a video producer by day and homebrewer/super dad by night. (His two …

How Matt Zajac Uses Chemistry and the CoolBot to Craft Perfect Vienna Lager

By day, Matt Zajac puts his advanced chemistry knowledge to work as the Director of Chemistry Technology and Automation at a major pharmaceutical company. By night (and by weekend), he applies those same skills to perfecting the homebrewed Vienna lager that has become a family favorite. Zajac started homebrewing earlier than most — before he was even old enough to …

5 Ways to Make Your Brewery Stand Out at a Beer Festival

It’s beer festival season! There are more than 5,300 breweries in the United States right now. And, according to the Brewers Association, 5,234 of them are craft brewers. Unlike the big beer companies, which can buy Super Bowl commercial spots and their own teams of horses, craft brewers typically reach their audience the old fashioned way — at beer festivals. …

How to Build a Walk-in Cooler for Breweries

As a brewer, you know the importance of temperature. Depending on the type of beer you brew and how you serve it, you may want to achieve temperatures in the 35°F range (for lagering) or you may need something closer to 50°F (for fermentation). For storing kegs or running tap lines to your tasting room, you probably want to maintain …

How Beer Storage Temperature Affects Your Brew

We aren’t here to debate whether your beer will spoil if you let it come to room temperature and then re-chill it (it won’t) or whether you should be serving your IPAs at 45°F to 50°F and your Doppelbocks at 55°F to 60°F (you probably should). What we do want to talk about is how beer storage temperature will affect …