Your Ultimate Guide to Craft Beer and Draft Beer

If you are a beer lover, do you know the difference between a craft beer and a draft beer? A draft beer is also called as tap beer that is drawn from a row of labeled levers in a bar or restaurant, whereas a craft beer is also called a “microbrew”, more expensive than draft beer, and brewed by small breweries. A draft beer is fresher than a bottle beer. A draught beer is drawn out of a keg and doesn’t have a long shelf life, only about two days or so. A microbrewery or also called as craft brewery produces small amounts of beer and sometimes root beer which is smaller than large-scale or corporate breweries. The different between a microbrewery and a macro brewery is that microbreweries are characterized by their greater emphasis on the quality, flavor, and the technique in brewing. Craft brewing is a term that encompasses the developments after the microbrewing movement in the late 20th century, wherein relatively small and independently-owned commercial breweries employ traditional brewing methods, and they are now also using cans to package their beverages.

A draft beer dispensing system plays an important role in the overall satisfaction of your customers in your bar or restaurant. It is very important to have a basic knowledge of how a draft beer dispensing system works for you to serve your customers better. The different parts of a draft beer dispensing system include the CO2 or mixed tanks, primary regulator, air lines, gas blender, secondary regulator, draft beer coupler, beer lines, glycol or glyce trunk line, glycol or glyce chiller, draft beer tower, draft beer faucets, and drip tray. To help propel beer from the keg to the faucet, pressurized gas is needed which is produced in a CO2 or Nitrogen tanks. The primary regulator ensures that there is controlled pressure inside your tank to prevent dispensing a foamy mess that nobody wants to drink. Food-grade air vinyl lines help in transporting the pressurized gas from the tank to the other parts of the dispensing system, which are attached to a nipple on the regulator with a screw clamp. The gas blender allows you to dispense different beers basing on required CO2 and nitrogen.

As compared to “beer water” which is mass produced and mass marketed by larger companies, craft beer tastes better. You can be assured and confident that craft brewers put their hearts and souls to be able to produce the highest quality beer for their customers. If you want to know more about craft beers and draft beers, feel free to check our website or homepage now!

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