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Check Out Glacier Design’s Recent Projects

POSTED ON December 9th  - POSTED IN Blog

When it comes to draught beer systems installation in Southern California, Glacier Design Systems is leading the way with innovative ideas, cutting-edge designs and quality draught beer system installations. Our list of satisfied clients is growing every day throughout SoCal. Quite simply, at Glacier Design Systems, we take great pride in having installed some of the coolest draught beer systems around. Some of our most recent projects are showcases of what we can do to make your bar, pub or restaurant stand out. Here are just a few of those projects:

Craft Retail Dollars Up 20% on 18% Volume Growth During September/October

POSTED ON November 6th  - POSTED IN Blog

By: Brewer’s Association

Craft’s strong year off-premise has continued through the beginning of autumn. In the October 6th four-week scan data released by theiStock_000026180072XSmall IRI group on October 18th, craft volume accelerated, showing a 17.6% increase from the same period a year ago. That raised craft’s year-to-date volume increase up to 16.4%, up from 15.2% this summer. Craft retail dollars also increased by 20.0% for the period versus a year ago, and are up 18.7% year-to-date. All beer volume has recovered slightly from the summer, and is now down only -0.3% in volume YTD in the IRI numbers, up from being down -1.1% YTD in the June/July numbers.

Unlike gains during the summer, this month’s growth occurred without price cutting, as the price per case of craft in the IRI data increased 45 cents from the previous month, up to $34.12 during the four week period. Overall YTD prices are up 2.0% from the previous year, about a point above the U.S. inflation rate of 1.2% through September. The total beer category saw a slight price increase during the month of 16 cents versus the previous month, largely driven by the growing market share of craft and domestic super premium, and declines in the lower priced domestic premium and domestic sub-premium categories. Overall beer case prices are up 2.9% year-to-date.

10 wildly diverse pumpkin beers

POSTED ON October 30th  - POSTED IN Blog

By DraftMagiStock_000019725900XSmall

Proclaiming you love pumpkin beers is a bit like saying you love “colors” or “weather”: Flavor-wise, this year’s crop of gourd-inspired brews are all over the map, but we’re sure there’s at least one in the patch you’d pick.

If you like real pumpkin…
Terrapin Pumpkinfest
Harnessing the real (almost stinky, in a good way) earthy pumpkin, this brew has an authentic gourd flavor with brushes of cinnamon, nutmeg and a nice toast finish.

If you like pumpkin pie…
Anderson Valley Fall Hornin’ Pumpkin Ale
A soft mouthfeel and full, sweet pumpkin flavor harken the texture and taste of pie flling, while a touch of bitterness clips the swallow clean.