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Future Icon: Absolut Bottle Redesign This year, Absolut looks to the future and makes a new mark by introducing a freshly redesigned bottle – an icon for the future made by a passionate group of creatives who push boundaries in their pursuit of perfection. Since its launch in 1979, the Absolut Vodka bottle has stood out for its shape. The new bottle is a transformation of the original, featuring an updated two line logo, a new script, a redesigned medallion, reduced glass weight and a new brand signifier. To update… Read More
BrewLock Draught Keg System Wins Innovation Award HEINEKEN USA, the nation’s leading upscale beer importer, is proud to announce that its BrewLock System, the company’s patented and revolutionary new draught technology, has won a Food and Beverage Innovation (FABI) Award from the National Restaurant Association. The FABI Awards recognize food and beverage products that will make a significant impact in the restaurant industry. HEINEKEN’s BrewLock will be showcased among the winners at the 2015 National Restaurant Association Show, which will be held May 16-19 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. “When we developed BrewLock,… Read More
How To Prevent Sexual Harassment Lawsuits By Mark B. Stumer, Esq.   With all the media attention on the subject lately, the number of sexual harassment cases filed each year against bars and their owners are escalating at an all too rapid pace. As an attorney, I am often called after-the-fact (i.e. “I’ve been served with a sexual harassment lawsuit.  What do I do now?”).  The goal of this article is to eliminate or substantially reduce the risk of you and/or your bar being sued for sexual harassment.  These lawsuits often… Read More
Beer Cocktails for Summer Sipping Stop me if you’ve heard this one. A guy walks into a bar, and the bartender asks him what he’ll have. The guy says, “Surprise me.” The bartender shrugs his shoulders, fills a glass half with beer, to which he adds a shot of gin, some lemon juice, garnishes and serves. The guy looks at him and says, “Is this a joke?” “No,” says the bartender. “It’s a beer cocktail, and that’ll be $8.” Ok, so it wasn’t exactly a knee-slapper, but you get the… Read More
Woodford Reserve Unveils 2015 $1,000 Mint Julep Cup Woodford Reserve today unveils the 2015 edition of its beloved $1,000 Mint Julep Cup available at the Kentucky Derby and benefiting the Wounded Warrior Equestrian Program. Now in its 10th year, the 2015 iteration was designed in partnership with fashion designer Billy Reid and mixologist Pamela Wiznitzer, resulting in a Mint Julep that’s distinctly modern. The signature Mint Julep cups were designed by Billy Reid and handcrafted at Louisville-based jeweler From the Vault. The cups pay tribute to Derbies past, while at the same time… Read More
How To Do the “haibo-ru” It’s called the “haibo-ru” in Japanese and the simplicity of the drink calls attention to both the quality of the liquid and ice. The Japanese praised this refreshing way of drinking whisky, pairing well with Japanese cuisine. Suntory played an important role in establishing this trend and recently revived the whisky market in Japan by promoting highball as a popular cultural experience for a new generation of whisky drinkers. The whisky for this Highball is Hakushu Single Malt 12 Year Old. Hakushu 12YO is the verdant… Read More
Strongbow® Debuts New Variety Pack and TV Campaign Strongbow Hard Apple Ciders, the #1 selling global cider brand[1] and the best tasting hard cider at the 2014 World Beer Championships[2], announces the launch of a new Strongbow Variety Pack. Joining Strongbow favorites, Gold Apple and Honey & Apple, are new Strongbow Red Berries and Strongbow Ginger, two exciting and refreshingly premium flavors that tap into LDA+ consumers’ demand for new and interesting taste experiences. Launching at retail in March 2015, the Strongbow Variety Pack will be available in 12-pack bottle formats that includes… Read More
April 27, 2015

Future Icon: Absolut Bottle Redesign

This year, Absolut looks to the future and makes a new mark by introducing a freshly redesigned bottle – an icon for the future made by a passionate group of creatives who push boundaries in their pursuit of perfection. Since its launch in...
April 24, 2015

Berghoff Introduces IPA and Hop-Forward Pilsner

On Tuesday, May 5, the ever-evolving Midwestern brewery Berghoff Brewery, Inc. will release two brand new year-round offerings, Hop-Forward Pilsner and Berghoff IPA. It marks an exciting next step for Berghoff and owner Ben Minkoff as they hope...
April 23, 2015

Beating Back Beer Theft

By Bob Johnson, CBM While draft beer can be one of the better profit sources for bar owners, it can also be one of the worst profit drains. Proper maintenance and awareness of potential scams can help keep your cash flow from foaming over.I’ve...
April 23, 2015

It's Time to Sign Up

I was recently watching the sci-fi movie Minority Report, in which advertisers use retinal scans to identify individuals and create animated advertisements that greet them by name and mention their past and potential future purchases. Talk...
April 23, 2015

Certified Cicerone Advice on Beer Programs

By Zachary Rosen, Certified Cicerone™ We’ve all seen it before: A geyser of foam rushes over the bartender’s hand as he attempts to pour a beer. Disgruntled, he opens the Kegerator door and looks at the pressure set. Cold air rushes out and is...
April 23, 2015

Soundproofing for Success

The design is complete, the hard, textured surfaces are installed, the place looks fantastic, and the anxiety begins to seep in. Now that you’ve built it, will they come? Take a look around—see the glass, the wood, the marble, the granite, the...
April 23, 2015

The Best Aesthetics, Bar None

The focal point of any bar is the bar itself. The bar is the place where customers gather to sit comfortably, stand around to socialize, and make a goal of squeezing into on a busy night. The bar is where they drink, where they eat, watch the...

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