Financial-Information-Technologies, LLC (“Fintech”), the leading provider of data, payment and software solutions to the beverage alcohol industry, has received a strategic growth investment from Luminate Capital Partners, a San Francisco-based investment firm.
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WSI Global, a leading manufacturer of finishing equipment for the carton converting, liquid packaging, and corrugated industries, announces the XpressPack automatic case packer, specially designed to run high volumes of medium-to-large size cartons in a single-layer, single-row configuration. XpressPack’s high speed operation handles up to 8 to 10 cases per cycle. It is ideal for the beverage market, particularly soda and beer, and is also a good choice for cereal and laundry detergent boxes, as well as foils and plastic wraps, and parchment paper.
PicoBrew, manufacturer of the world’s first all-grain-and-hops automatic craft beer brewing appliances, launches today at CES® 2017 their new FreeStyle PicoPak BrewCrafter. The FreeStyle feature is a powerful new capability that allows anyone to create custom craft beer PicoPaks for the award-winning Pico beer-brewing appliance. PicoBrew then custom manufactures your PicoPak and delivers it to you fresh and ready-to-brew in several days.
Fish Brewing Company has announced today that it will open a new Pub & Eatery on the Grand Plaza at The Shops at Point Ruston in Tacoma, WA. Craft beer fans can expect the same commitment to quality and relentless innovation the company has embodied since 1992.
Cambrian Innovation, a commercial provider of distributed wastewater treatment and resource recovery solutions for industrial facilities, today announced that one of the nation’s fastest growing craft breweries, Lagunitas Brewing Company, will be the first to use Cambrian’s novel water-energy purchase agreement (WEPA). Under the WEPA, a first for the industrial wastewater treatment industry, Cambrian will leverage its award-winning EcoVolt product suite to bring Lagunitas onsite wastewater treatment and renewable energy generation as a service. At zero money down, and with Cambrian monetizing all environmental benefits, the WEPA will save the brewery a projected $22.5 million over its lifecycle.
Nationally recognized accounting and advisory firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is pleased to announce the addition of two professionals to its growing craft beverage industry group.
MacroPoint, creator of a multi-modal freight tracking network that provides shippers, logistics service providers and carriers real-time visibility into load status, received a $44 million investment from Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC (SGE). The company plans to accelerate investment in product and network expansion, both in the US and internationally.
A rare, wild yeast was recently discovered in a forest in Patagonia, at coordinates 41°S – 71°W. It turned out to be the mother of all lager yeasts, including the famous Heineken® A-Yeast. Heineken’s Master Brewer, Willem Van Waesberghe took the challenge to tame it into a limited edition beer: it gives the lager beer a surprising full taste, with spicy notes and fruity hints. A unique beer style was born: the “Wild Lager’’.
Many breweries, both small and large, use a three kettle system to brew beer as opposed to a more traditional four kettle system. One of the kettles pulls double duty and serves as both a mash and a lauter tun. The vessel needs to heat and maintain mash to a specific temperature. One degree can mean the difference between a good batch of beer and having to pour it down the drain. Typically a temperature sensor is placed on the wall of the kettle, away from the rake, to correlate what the temperature is throughout the kettle; a process that has proven to be inaccurate and causes a lot of batch-to-batch variation. This is not what a brewmaster, much less a beer connoisseur, wants to hear.
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When it comes to exporting beer across the Atlantic, brewers have been forced to compromise either quality or cost. They send plastic one-way kegs that may not offer the quality and reliability brewers seek or they ship expensive stainless steel kegs and incur high loss rates or inefficient logistics.
Meheen Manufacturing and Wild Goose Canning announced today that they have combined their businesses. The exciting combination brings together the leading manufacturers of bottling and canning solutions for microbreweries and a deep, diverse group of talented and passionate people.
HighJump, a global provider of supply chain network solutions, announced today that Founders Brewing Co. has selected the HighJump™ Brewer’s Edge warehouse management solution (WMS). Founders Brewing Co., based in Grand Rapids, Mich., is a top-rated craft brewery that prides itself on making complex, flavorful ales.
The name BillerudKorsnäs may not roll off the tongue for most Americans, but this global Swedish packaging company intends to elevate U.S. sustainability to new levels by challenging conventional packaging. At PACK EXPO International (McCormick Place, Chicago, November 6-9, Booth #E-10419), BillerudKorsnäs will officially launch a premium cartonboard product to the North American market while showcasing a range of innovative solutions that meet packaging industry demands for optimized sustainability, shelf-appeal and functionality.