THE CRAFT

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8 Easy Ingredients that will Instantly Upgrade Your Bar Program

It’s a tough business out there, and the (very harsh) reality is that if you’re not constantly improving, you run the risk of getting left in the dust. Luckily, ‘constantly improving’ doesn’t have to ...

Last-Minute Valentine's Day Ideas For your Bar or Restaurant

You might as well start ordering champagne and strawberries now.

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Dry January: The Top Five Hottest Non-Alcoholic Beers

It’s that time of year again -- Dry January. Although decidedly difficult to observe for those of you in the industry, Dry January is a UK-based public health campaign that’s recently made its way to ...

Low-Cost, High Margin: 10 Wickedly Profitable Cocktails

Note: Figures referenced in this report come from a recent BevSpot report on cocktail profitability.

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Stock Up Alert: Black Wednesday's Top Ordered Beer and Spirits

Brace for impact. Black Wednesday is upon us and this year is expected to be bigger than ever. If you’re reading this, then you probably know what it is. But, for the uninitiated, it’s the “biggest pa...

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These 4 Beverage Trends will Boost Your Bar Sales this Summer

When it comes to alcoholic beverage trends, it can be difficult to sort fact from fiction. It seems like every day we’re learning about the rise of an obscure beer style, the death of a legacy brand, ...

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Keeping it Light: The Low-Calorie Craft Beer Boom

Last year Dogfish Head Founder, Sam Calagione, told Esquire Magazine:

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The Top 5 Most Popular Chicago Breweries of 2018

It's no secret that Chicagoans have an affinity for booze. The city's population of craft beer lovers fuel the local economy and is the reason for Chicago's new title as the nation's craft beer capita...

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Craft Beer Chicago: The State of the Nation's Craft Beer Capital

Provi Releases Chicago's 2018 Craft Beer Market Report As large corporate owned craft brands become the norm amongst general consumers, discovering market trends relevant to locally owned independent ...

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Whiskey Business: The Top 4 Craft Whiskeys You Need on Your Bar Shelf

Not too long ago, whiskey had an image problem: one that was exclusive to middle-aged dads and smoke-filled rooms. The mixology renaissance coupled with millennials love affair with everything craft, ...

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