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(VIDEO) Look at Our Latest Beer System Installation for Kensington Brewing Company

POSTED ON December 1st  - POSTED IN Blog

When Kensington Brewery decided to relocate to the bustling street of Adams Avenue in San Diego, California, they wanted to do so with a statement. The company wished to open a tasting room that boasted its old-world beers. So, when it came time to install a custom draught beer system, Zach Knipe, Founder, and Co-Owner of Kensington Brewery, turned to Glacier Design Systems for help.

(VIDEO) See the Custom Draught Beer System We Installed for Phil’s BBQ

POSTED ON April 27th  - POSTED IN Blog

When you own a barbeque restaurant, it’s important to have a quality draught beer system in place. After all, what tastes better than a delicious beer and some great barbeque? When Phil Pace, owner of Phil’s BBQ located in San Diego county, was looking to replace the restaurant’s beer system, he knew exactly who to call: Glacier Design Systems.

Glacier Design Systems is Southern California’s Top Draught Beer System Installation Company

POSTED ON December 9th  - POSTED IN Blog

At Glacier Design Systems, we are dedicated to being the best draught beer system installation company in Southern California. Our loyal clients throughout SoCal will attest to our innovative designs, exceptional customer service and quality support. We design our draught beer systems to look amazing, as they are usually focal points behind any bar. At the same time, we make sure everything functions exactly as it should with ideal temperature control and smooth faucet delivery.

(VIDEO) Check Out This Custom Draught Beer System We Installed for TomKat Lounge.

POSTED ON October 26th  - POSTED IN Blog

An essential part of owning a karaoke bar is making sure you have a well-designed beer system in place. After all, part of what makes karaoke so much fun is the cold beer waiting for you after you’re done singing. So when Alan Paulson, owner of the sports-themed karaoke bar, TomKat Lounge, was setting up his restaurant’s bar, he understood the importance of choosing a high-quality beer installation company. That’s why he decided to go with Glacier Design Systems.

New Year’s Resolutions: Try These 5 Gluten-free Beers

POSTED ON January 6th  - POSTED IN Blog

More and more breweries are crafting recipes with gluten-free grains and dabbling in gluten removal in their beers. Here are five gluten-free beers to try in 2015.

New Grist Lakefront Brewery (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

The Lakefront Brewery New Grist pilsner was the first gluten-free beer to be granted label approval by the U.S. government. Each batch of the beer, brewed with sorghum and rice, is tested for gluten content before it is bottled. This sessionable pilsner pours golden colored, with a bubbly head and fruit-forward aroma. Its flavor is crisp and refreshing, fruity with hints of green apple slices. Pair New Grist with grilled fish and vegetables.

Glutenator Epic Brewing (Salt Lake City, Utah, and Denver, Colorado)

Epic Brewing brews this gluten-free ale with millet, brown rice, sweet potatoes, and molasses, along with plenty of American hops. This beer takes on aromas of hops and sweet potatoes with a sweet grain flavor and a clean finish. Pair Glutenator with chicken salad.

Omission IPA Widmer Brothers Brewing (Portland, Oregon)

This hoppy, Northwest-style IPA is brewed with pale and caramel malt and hopped with Summit and Cascade hops. Its gluten is extracted using a proprietary process and measured at an independent lab. Omission, a Widmer Brothers line of beers, also includes a lager and a pale ale in its gluten-removed beer lineup. Pair Omission IPA with Massaman curry.

Gluten-Free Brown Ale New Planet Beer (Boulder, Colorado)

This brown ale has taken home two Great American Beer Festival medals in the gluten-free category. It’s brewed with sorghum, brown rice, molasses, maltodextrin, coffee, cocoa, vanilla, and cinnamon and balanced with Centennial and Sterling hops. Pair Gluten-Free Brown Ale with Gouda cheese.

Dark Ale Ground Breaker Brewing (Portland, Oregon)

The recently opened Ground Breaker Brewery is a gluten-free dedicated craft brewery in Portland, Oregon, that recently took home a Great American Beer Festival medal for its Dark Ale. This easy-drinking dark beer uses very dark, near espresso-like, roasted chestnuts and lentils with Belgian-style candi for a roasted flavor and aroma with notes of chocolate and dark fruits. Pair Dark Ale with flourless chocolate cake.

Original Article By: Beer&Brewing

Pairing: Beer & popcorn

POSTED ON December 17th  - POSTED IN Blog

Don’t re-gift that tin you got from your insurance guy: Try these beer pairings for a holiday snack that really pops.

cheddar + brown ale
Cheddar popcorn’s addiction factor sails when salty, cheesy tang melts right into a brown ale’s soft dark malt and chocolate; you’ll be caught orange-handed.

butter + ESB
If only you could sneak beer into a movie theater: An ESB’s nutty, sweet toffee and biscuit flavors easily adopt salty, butter-soaked popcorn.

salted + Berliner weisse
Longing for summer? A Berliner weisse’s refreshing lemony tartness and the popcorn’s salt are like a sunny day by the sea.

caramel + bock
Candylike caramel corn finds a kindred caramel note in a malty bock; the beer’s smooth toasted bread and nuttiness take it from Crackerjack to sophisticated snack.

kettle corn + coffee stout
If you’re a two-sugars-please coffee drinker, then kettle sweetness will feel right at home beside a stout with espresso and dark roasted notes.

red pepper + oatmeal stout
A creamy, chocolaty stout has dark grainy notes and a dash of bitterness in the finish; add south-of-the-border chile spice and you’ve got a pair as rich as mole.

Original Article: DraftMag

7 Spicy Craft Beers to Try

POSTED ON December 4th  - POSTED IN Uncategorized

Sriracha, the beloved and now iconic chili sauce, has made its way into chips, hummus, and even ice cream, so it was only a matter of time before a brewery rolled out their own tangy take. And here it is: Oregon’s Rogue Ales announced that they will be releasing a Sriracha Hot Stout in December. The brewery is no stranger to spicy beer; they also make a Chipotle Ale that is brewed with roasted jalapeños grown on Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon.

Frightful Brew: 8 Spooky Beers for Halloween

POSTED ON October 29th  - POSTED IN Uncategorized

With Halloween only a couple days away, we pulled together a list of some of the scariest beers out there. Terrifying names and frightening alte Kürbisse und Bierlabels make these brews perfect for setting the scene at your Halloween party — you’ll get the chills before you even take your first sip.