Beer Pairing Tips

Pairing particular beers and foods can be an interesting and delicious experience. There are no absolute rules to proper pairings. The goal, after all, is to satisfy personal taste. Here are some brief descriptions of popular styles of beer and recommendations for making successful food matches:

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Draught Beer Line Cleaning Standards

Many states require regular draught line cleaning, but all too often the methods used fall short of what is needed to actually maintain draught quality.

The Brewers Association Draught Beer Quality Manual suggests the following summary cleaning recommendations:

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Beer Tasting 101: An introductory lesson to craft beer appreciation

Since around 7000 B.C. when some wonderful Sumerian stumbled across a strange concoction of bread, water and wild yeast, brewers have been trying to improve upon or add to one of the world’s most beloved discoveries. And for almost every barrel, keg, bottle or can produced over the centuries, there have been men and women packed into pubs, tucked into speakeasies or huddled in front of campfires observing, tasting, and critiquing drop after liquid gold drop.

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Faucets dispense beer to the glass. They also hold the tap marker to identify the type of beer being dispensed. The most common faucets are generally suitable for dispensing both ales and lagers. The most common or “standard” US faucet is rear-sealing and has vent holes that need to be carefully cleaned and inspected during routine cleanings. Ventless, or forward-sealing faucets, are easy to clean and are only available in stainless steel. Several other designs are now becoming widely available and are used either for their aesthetic appeal or for serving a specific style of beer.

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How long will a keg of draft beer remain fresh?

All beers are at their best on the day the keg is filled at the brewery. As days go past the freshness reduces. In general, the fresher your keg draft beer is, the better it tastes.

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Conduit Specifications

  1. Glacier Design Systems, INC. (GDS)
  2. Conduits, pull boxes and related material indicated are not in the GDS scope of work. Conduits, pull boxes and related material shall be supplied and installed of others.
  3. Refer to the architectural plans, the owner, engineering drawings, and the general contractor for any additional conduit requirements. All conduit work shall comply with all applicable codes and/or governmental agencies having jurisdiction over project location.
  4. All conduits shall have minimum 6″ id for beer trunklines having 8 products or less. Beer turnklines with 10 products or more shall require minimum 8″ id.
  5. The symbols shown within these plans indicate location of rough-in. conduit installer to determine the shortest runs with the fewest possible bends. All conduit “bends” shall have a 24″ minimum radius electrical style sweep, plumbing ells are not acceptable.
  6. All conduits lines shall be supplied with pull cords.
  7. General contractor, owner to verify all conduit sizes prior to roughing-in conduit.
  8. General contractor, owner shall notify GDS of any deviations arising from field conditions.
  9. It is the responsibility of the general contractor, owner to verify the location of conduit rough-ins prior to the slab being poured, walls or ceilings closed, or any other work being done that would impede verification of the accurate placement of conduits, unless otherwise specified.