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"There really isn’t a place quite like what we’re doing": An Interview with Fermentation Visionary Eli Cayer
Urban Farm Fermentory in Portland, Maine might be onto something. Combining beer, cider, mead and kombucha under one roof could very well be the next big movement in the adult beverage world. In a locally focused craft beer world, Eli Cayer, Founder of UFF takes it a step further by not only sourcing ingredients locally, but actually foraging (that’s right, foraging) for local herbs, plants and berries in and around Portland.
We had an excellent discussion with Eli about his thoughts on the potential popularity of these fusion-type breweries, the path he took that eventually led to UFF, and various avenues for the future, including more UFFs in metro areas across the country! Let’s dive in.
At their 2017 Q1 earnings call today on April 26, Boston Beer Company announced that it once again had a very disconcerting quarter, as they were down 14% in overall revenue, and a staggering 14% in depletions.
To put it lightly, things have not been going well for Boston Beer Company lately. From a busted company image to a stubborn resistance to change, the company, and its leaders seem to be clinging to a ship ready to capsize...
It’s not something you can get at Bed, Bath and Beyond. And thankfully, it doesn’t cost much money. In fact, it can be purchased at your local supermarket, or easily made at home for super cheap. I’m talking about that fizzy, tasty, probiotic beverage called kombucha.
You can make pretty good homemade kombucha with just a SCOBY, a fermenter, sweet tea and some random odds and ends. But, we don’t want to make pretty good kombucha. We want it to be amazing. Maybe even the best. And with the help of a few extra add ons out there (most available through Amazon Prime), you can turn pretty good kombucha into something world-class. Here are the 11 products that can help get your kombucha to the next level:
Beer isn't just a beverage. When you're into it, it's really a way of life. That's why we've compiled a list of products and gifts that exist to enhance this perfect way of life. No, you definitely don't need some of the things here, but damn does it sure make beer more fun. From t-shirts to beer soap, theres a gift here for everyone who shares the same love of beer that you do. Check them out below.