Jim Dykstra

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What Is Gruit?
You’ve certainly heard the word “gruit.” You’ve likely seen it listed in the bottom right-hand corner of your local brewery’s tap list. But what is...
Beer in American History
Beer runs deep in the veins of American history, coursing through the hearts, minds and livers of those who founded modern America. Lincoln once said...
2021 Consumer Trends
2020 has seen the beer industry jerked around like a starfish in the churning tides of pandemic politics and economics. Shutdowns, lockdowns and...
2021 Restaurant Trends
Last year we touched on the growing popularity of fast casual dining and zero-waste cooking. This year, the theme is survival. How do businesses...
Industry Insights from the National Beer Wholesalers Association
In a year where nothing has gone unaffected by COVID-19, it should come as no surprise that the beer industry has taken some substantial blows. Among...
How to Host a Whiskey Tasting Party
So you want to host a whiskey tasting party. You want it to be entertaining, informative and a positive experience for everyone. You’ve come to the...
How to Make Beer Bread
They call beer “liquid bread,” and with good reason. Both solid and liquid forms share many ingredients, the most important of which is yeast, which...
Every brewer has a first batch. But with the Brewferm No-Boil Homebrewing Starter Kit, that first batch can be a great one. The Company Think of...
The Bubbling Science of Beer Foam
Beer foam is extremely important to a perfect pint, but what exactly is its scientific genesis? As babies, we blow snot bubbles. As toddlers, we blow...

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