The Brew (September 2010)
South-Tek Systems introduces the BeerBlast Plus, which generates beverage grade nitrogen onsite and blends with CO2 to provide beer gas. The BeerBlast Plus, available in S-200P, S-400P, S-600P and S-800P models and varying sizes, produces 75 percent less vibration and sound than its predecessor. The BlastOff Leak Detection System detects flows or leaks, the single in/out nitrogen line reduces leak points, and the color-coded tubing and a “Filter Changeout Schedule/Verification Label” improves service. southteksystems.com.
Beer Interactive introduces Beer Savers, a silicone bottle cap for beer bottles. Beer Savers help keep beer carbonated longer after opening, and the caps come in six colors. The Beer Savers double as a reusable beer charm to identify open bottles while also preventing bubbles from escaping. Because of the snug fitting inner rim, dirt and odors are prevented from infiltrating the beer bottle. www.beersavers.com.
Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer
Scottish beer Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer is expanding its U.S. distribution along the Eastern Seaboard. The beer, which is aged in oak barrels, has complex flavors of honey, butterscotch, toffee, vanilla and citrus with a malty light oak finish. The 6.6 percent ABV brew pairs well with a range of dishes, from steak and pork to spicy foods and cheese. Innis & Gunn recently received the industry innovation award from Queen Elizabeth. www.innisandgunn.com.