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Top 7 Tips! How do you choose the right hose?

Top 7 Tips! How do you choose the right hose?
Flextech are here to help brewers obtain the best hose so that they can make the best beer products. So, how do you choose the right hose? The first, and probably most important thing to understand is that a hose is not just a hose. They may all look the same or similar but they are all uniquely constructed with different materials, different grade...
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Crafting a definition: Three in five Brits who buy alcoholic drinks say it's important that the industry defines what is meant by the term 'craft'

Crafting a definition: Three in five Brits who buy alcoholic drinks say it's important that the industry defines what is meant by the term 'craft'
Whilst craft drinks have revolutionised the alcoholic drinks industry over the past decade, it seems that many Brits are still unsure as to what the term 'craft' actually means. New research from Mintel highlights strong demand for alcoholic drink companies to create a definition, as 59% of those who buy alcoholic drinks say it's important that the...
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US beer market is bursting with flavour: 80% increase in flavoured beer launches 20-2015

US beer market is bursting with flavour: 80% increase in flavoured beer launches 20-2015
New research from Mintel highlights an explosion in flavored beer innovation. From grapefruit to habanero, Mintel's Global New Products Database (GNPD) reveals the proportion of new flavored beer product launches has grown from just 15 percent of total US beer launches in 2010 to 27 percent of total US beer launches in 2015, an 80 percent increase ...
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Does your hose satisfy your requirements?

Does your hose satisfy your requirements?
Is it durable/financially viable?Does it meet hygiene legislation?Does it satisfy health & safety requirements?Does it bring you peace of mind?Is it personalised/bespoke to your needs?Are there flexibility/ease of use issues?​These are all question you should ask yourself when considering a hose for your brewery. ChecklistTake...
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Lager struggles to retain its fizz as usage drops to a half of Brits

Lager struggles to retain its fizz as usage drops to a half of Brits
It seems that Britain's lager segment is struggling to retain its fizz, as it faces particularly strong competition from the rising popularity of ales and bitters, whose success has been fuelled by the craft beer boom. Indeed, new research from market intelligence agency Mintel reveals that 49% of Brits drank lager in 2015*, down from 54% in 2014​/...
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