Food and Beverage

Creative Cake Decorations

Creative Cake Decorations

Even amateur bakers are stepping up their game, finding newer, more creative ways to decorate cakes for all kinds of occasions. There’s no need to serve a simple– yetboring – iced cake for the next birthday bash, family cookout, or even a DIY wedding reception. […]

What’s the Difference Between Gâteau, Cake, And Torte?

What’s the Difference Between Gâteau, Cake, And Torte?

Browsing through your recipe books, you may notice the words gâteau, cake, and torte used interchangeably. While all these treats are definitely sweet and popular desserts, there are differences that make each baked good stand on its own. The reason many people use the terms […]

Different Types Of Icing and Their Uses

Different Types Of Icing and Their Uses

While you may be a die-hard fan of traditional buttercream or pledge loyalty to whipped cream, there are many more types of icing to consider. All decadent, different types of icing for cake, cupcakes, and cookies can boost the deliciousness factor of your next recipe. […]

How Long Will Beer Last in Growler?

How Long Will Beer Last in Growler?

If you’re not familiar with the beer growler concept, now is a great time to catch up. A growler is a container that holds beer straight from the tap, so you can enjoy it at home or elsewhere.   The growler name has been in […]

What Type of Beer Bottle Should I Use for My Home Brew?

What Type of Beer Bottle Should I Use for My Home Brew?

Crafting your own homebrew beer requires the right bottle choices to preserve the integrity of your product. But how do you make the choice when there are so many options available?   Craft beers require durable, food-safe containers that ensure your beverages taste as good […]

History of the Growler

History of the Growler

Far back in the 1800s, people carried their fresh brewed beer in tin pails or glass jugs, known as growlers, from the brewery to the pub. The nickname ‘growler’ came from the sloshing sound the beer made as the pails were carried down the street. […]

Beer 101: What’s In an Ale?

Beer 101: What’s In an Ale?

Modern brewers are capitalizing on the popularity of homemade ales, creating a classic but unique beverage in a variety of flavors. Some even offer take-away growlers to attract new and interested beer enthusiasts. Likely the most traditional beer across the globe, ales date back to […]

Why Do States Have Laws Restricting Breweries From Filling Growlers?

Why Do States Have Laws Restricting Breweries From Filling Growlers?

The opportunity to bring home fresh beer right from the brewer’s tap is made possible by the age-old beer growler system. In theory, you can walk into a local bar or brewery and ask for a fill up of either a traditional 32- or 64-ounce […]

Canning and Sterilization Explained

Canning and Sterilization Explained

In the canning world, there are several choices you have to make in order to create a safe-to-eat product. The most important choice is which type of canning process to use to achieve your desired results.   There are two types of canning processes: water […]

Dangers Associated with Canning and How to Address Them

Dangers Associated with Canning and How to Address Them

When you have a garden full of fresh, healthy vegetables but aren’t sure what to do with them, it may be time to consider canning. Canning has many benefits, both for your diet and your wallet. However, if not done properly, canning can be dangerous. […]