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Sogu has launched its first KickStarter Campaign

SOGU COOLER KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN IS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED

San Antonio, TX, 2017-Jul-24 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — The Sogu Cooler keeps liquids cold in their bottle for up to 6 hours!

Sogu (www.sogucooler.com) has launched its first KickStarter Campaign to raise the funds necessary to pay for the tooling for the next version Sogu 2.0 Cooler. The patented Sogu Cooler keeps drinks cold for up to 6 hours while still in their original bottle. No ice needed!!! The Sogu Cooler prevents condensation from soaking your clothes or table cloths and is perfect for work, sports and restaurants.

“Our Sogu Cooler is a great addition to your home, restaurant or travel gear to keep your drink cold or hot!” – Michael Van Steenburg, Sogu President

While the Sogu 1.0 Cooler is ready for market now and fits most 1.0 to 1.5 liter bottles, the new Sogu 2.0 version will be even more modular and adjustable to fit an even wider variety of plastic and glass bottles. Sogu 2.0 also features additional technical features such as an optional reusable ice pack and vacuum insulation that increases the available cooling time up to 24 hours.

Keep It Cool With Sogu!

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Michael Van Steenburg at sales@sogucooler.com.

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Trappist Westvleteren online

Westvleteren, Belgium, 2016-Sep-11 — /EPR Food & Beverage News/ — Trappist Westvleteren 12, brewed by the Saint Sixtus monks in Belgium, has been rated as the best beer in the world in 2014 and 2015 by Ratebeer and Beeradvocate. Until recently, the beer was only for sale at the Abbey or in the nearby café “In de Vrede.” Recently, Westvleteren has launched a website where customers can buy Westvleteren online. The beer will be delivered worldwide by courier. This is an opportunity to get some six packs, cases, glasses or gift packs from the different Westvleteren beers.

Founded in 1883 by Belgian Trappist monks, Westvleteren 12 is considered to be the world’s best beer. Awarded twice, this Trappist beer with creamy aromas has been the holy grail among beer lovers all around the world.

Trappist Westvleteren 12
Of all Trappist beer breweries, the Saint Sixtus Abbey of Westvleteren applies in the strictest rules. The Trappist monks only produce enough beer to continue their life as monks and not to make money out of this business. This is their tradition since the first bottle of Westvleteren was made.

Westvleteren 12 is very hard to find. The Trappist monks produce their beer in very limited numbers (about 2 crates a day). Westvleteren 12 and Westvleteren 8 are extremely rare beers, wanted by about every beer enthusiast in the world. Now people from around the world are able to buy Westvleteren 12 and try it, previously the beer was only to be sold from their brewery. Until now!

Westvleteren 12 for sale
Now that the monastery requires new structural maintenance, doors, windows, roof and etc. they have allowed sales in Switzerland, France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and the United States.

So today, all people can order online from now on, visit us athttp://www.westvleterenbeers.com and keep in mind that the number of beers is still limited, but customers can enjoy the convenience of not going to Belgium and order the beer from home. The Trappist monks make two other kinds of beer: Westvleteren blond beer and Westvleteren 8. Both are excellent and can be also bought online.

Contact-Details: Westvleterenbeers, info@westvleterenbeers.com,http://www.westvleterenbeers.com/

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Straight Up New York Craft Spirits Festival

Warwick, New York, 2016-Jun-22 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — On Saturday, July 9, 2016 Black Dirt Distillery will host its 2nd Annual Straight Up New York craft spirits festival, from 12pm-5pm. The event will take place at Warwick Valley Winery & Black Dirt Distillery (114 Little York Rd. Warwick, NY 10990), located in the heart of Hudson Valley.

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Tickets to participate are $40.00 and can be purchased at: www.blackdirtdistillery.comAdmission for designated drivers is $15.00. Transportation from NYC and general admission is $90.

Straight Up New York features nearly two-dozen of the state’s leading craft spirits producers, who are coming together to celebrate the New York craft spirits industry. Gourmet food and spirits will be available for tastings and purchase, as well as tours of Black Dirt Distillery. Attendees can enjoy live music while getting the opportunity to meet the pioneers shaping the beverage landscape with their unique brands. In addition to the expansive list of local distilleries; farmers, authors, musicians and chefs will fill this tented event a top the scenic orchards of Warwick Valley Winery. Tractor rides with picturesque views will be offered exclusively to those joining Straight Up New York; participants will receive a souvenir “Straight Up New York Rocks” glass.

straight up NY

Craft spirit distillers in attendance include: Albany Distilling Company, Atsby Vermouth, Barrows Intense, Black Button, Black Dirt Distillery, Brooklyn Gin, Copper Sea, Denning’s Point Distillery, Finger Lakes Distillery, Greenhook Ginsmiths, Harvest Spirits, Hillrock Estate Distillery, Lockhouse Distillery, Long Island Spirits, New York Distilling Company, Orange County Distillery, Orchard Hill, Port Morris Distillery, Prohibition Distillery, Taconic Distillery, Tirado, Tuthilltown Spirits, Van Brunt Stillhouse, 5Spoke Creamery, Black Sheep Cheese Farm and many more!

Contact-Details: Heather Dolland/ 600 3rd Ave, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10016/646.460.1679/heather@allthetastesofnewyork.com www.allthetastesofnewyork.com

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Smart mini beer brewing appliance is going to change the brewing game

Los Angeles, CA, 2016-Apr-03 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — The ArtBrew beer brewing control system – designed, developed and marketed by an international-based team comprised of the world’s top engineers and brewers – has been officially launched at Kickstarter as an “inspired innovation” that will “change the concept of beer brewing.”

As of this writing, ArtBrew’s Kickstarter campaign has already got full funded within two days of being activated. And it will arrive at 200% of target very soon.

Boasting a premium structure that keeps both brewing and fermentation in one chassis and which automates nearly the entire process, the ArtBrew is the world’s newest, smartest beer brewing appliance featuring a unique mobile app that provides users another way to control the machine beyond the button on the 400 x 240 pixels LCD screen, either nearby or remotely with a Wi-Fi connection. This also allows for status tracking and access to a massive database containing a plethora of recipes from across the world.

Through ArtBrew’s innovative app, users can customize their own recipes while taking advantage of the social networking platform to obtain and share recipes they may not have had previous access to.

“The ArtBrew solution is going to change the brewing game not only because of its ability to keep the brewing tank and fermentation tank in one common chassis – one that boasts excellent structural design – but also because it’s a formidable control system with a myriad of sensors to control and provide feedback on the different processes,” states an ArtBrew spokesperson.

“What’s more, in this day and age of worldwide social networking, the ArtBrew app provides users an alternative control method for the machine, coming fully loaded with a recipe library that contains hundreds of recipes collected from the world’s most famous breweries, access to brewing process tracking with a real time curve, market access to all ArtBrew products and accessories, user notification of machine status and much more. To say the ArtBrew product is a forward-thinking, easy-to-use brewing solution is something of an understatement.”

A six-liter MiniKeg can represent a serving keg that the user simply leaves inside the machine to access the beer, or can work as a fermentation keg which the user can store in a refrigerator for fermentation purposes. Further, ArtBrew recipes are sorted in various categories, providing the user an easy way of finding the desired recipes while allowing the search process to commence by keyword or name. Users can create their own recipes and can also change or modify the original ArtBrew recipes to create a new one, free to then use/brew them or share with the public.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

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Beer Universe Announces Launch of iPhone App

Beer Universe, Inc. (www.beer-universe.com), a leading online community / e-commerce website that revolutionizes the online experiences for beer enthusiasts, has announced the official launch of the Beer Universe iPhone / iPod Touch app, creating a unique mobile solution for beer lovers on the go.

Beer Universe Announces Launch of iPhone App

Through the launch of this first-of-its-kind app, Beer Universe is able to bring its proprietary beer recommendation system to users when they most need it – at the store or their favorite bar / restaurant. The Beer Universe app not only provides users with a huge database of beer profiles for users to explore, rate, and review, but truly outpaces other similar applications by offering tailored recommendations and predictions based on each user’s individual preferences. The app’s beer list also syncs with the Beer Universe website (www.beer-universe.com), keeping it up to date with the website’s ever-growing database of beers.

Commenting on the launch, Co-Founder and President Heath Gray said, “At a time when the craft beer world is steadily expanding, and our number of choices as a consumer are growing exponentially, the Beer Universe app fills a major void in the marketplace and provides an invaluable service for beer lovers. The feedback we’ve received so far has been overwhelmingly positive, and we’re excited about the service we’ve been able to offer to all types of beer fans.”

Features of the App Include:

• Database of over 3,000 beers
• Ability to review / rate beers and share opinions with others
• Power to keep track of favorite beers with easy to use Favorite Beers list
• Beer recommendations based on reviews / ratings
• Predictions for how high users will rate beers based on personal preferences
• Regular synchronization with the Beer Universe website, keeping it up to date with new ratings and beer profiles

The application is now available for the iPhone and iPod Touch from Apple’s App Store at http://www.itunes.com/appstore/

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Alimentum Makes The Sunday Telegraph Top 50 Summer Restaurants List

Alimentum Restaurant in Cambridge, renowned for its affordable, ethical, award-winning food was placed runner up in the prestigious Observer Food Monthly Best Restaurants in Great Britain Awards recently, joining The Fat Duck at Bray in the Southern area selections. Moro in London took the overall prize – as voted by readers of the Guardian / Observer titles.

The online review says simply “Gorgeous menus using organic and locally sourced produce.”

And in August The Sunday Telegraphs Jasper Gerard voted Alimentum one of his top 50 summer restaurants in the UK after dining at the restaurant in July

“…This French classic is rarely executed with much panache in England, but this is as delicious as I’ve tasted… there is plenty of gastro promise here and I heartily recommend it.”
– Jasper Gerard, The Telegraph

Speaking about the influential recognition the restaurant has achieved of late, owner John Hudgell commented “This is just superb recognition of all that we are striving to achieve at the restaurant. To be placed as a runner up alongside Heston Blumenthal and his team has made everyone here feel a little bit special – and rightly so! And Jasper Gerard doesn’t pull any punches either so we’re obviously doing lots of things right.

August has been quite a month for us as we’ve also just received news that we’ve been shortlisted for another RSPCA Award – having picked up the Innovation Award in 2008 we have this year been nominated in the Independent Restaurant category and are looking forward to the awards night on October 7th.

For details on the RSPCA nomination click here: www.caterersearch.com.

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Who Says There’s No Such Thing As A Free Lunch (Or Dinner)?

Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch (or dinner)? To celebrate the launch of their new website, Alimentum Restaurant Cambridge is giving customers the chance to win a meal for two, up to the value of £100, every month for a year at Alimentum! Furthermore, there are twelve runner up prizes of dinner for two, again worth £100 per meal.*

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To enter this fabulous competition, simply visit restaurantalimentum.co.uk and follow the instructions on the screen. Closing date for entries is September 30th 2009, and the lucky winner will be announced at the restaurant by owner John Hudgell in the first week of October.

Since opening in 2007, Alimentum has been quietly making a name for itself, winning three AA Rosettes, runner up at The Observer Food Monthly awards 2008, as well as a RSPCA Good Business award for their commitment to the ethical values of the restaurant. Head chef Mark Poynton recently joined the restaurant from nearby two-Michelin starred Midsummer House, where he spent seven years in the kitchen. Mark draws on his extensive Michelin Star restaurant experience to create dishes brimming with quality and originality at Alimentum. Starters from Mark’s new menu at Alimentum includeVelouté of pea with lardo and pea shoots and Assiette of duck with nettle puree and girolles.Main courses include Slow roast sirloin of beef Bordelaise, fricassee of snails and girolles and braised beef shin. And tempting dessertsinclude blackberry and granny smith mousse with granny smith sorbet.

Alimentum is also proud to host an acclaimed jazz club showcasing established and award winning rising stars every Tuesday evening, with the new season beginning in mid September.

One of the top French restaurants in Cambridge, Alimentum also has a cocktail bar, fantastic set menus and special offers.

*Terms and conditions apply

By taking part you are agreeing to receive news and promotions from Restaurant Alimentum. There is no purchase necessary but will only accept one entry per person. All winners will be notified and invited to join us at the restaurant for a glass of bubbly and prize-giving presentation. Your data will never be passed to a third party and you have the option to unsubscribe from e-marketing activity at any point in the future.

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Beer Universe Announces Enhanced Beer Recommendations

Beer Universe, Inc. (Beer Universe or the “Company”), a social media / e-commerce website that revolutionizes the beer marketplace and community for beer enthusiasts of all ages, has announced the enhancement of its Beer Recommendation system. The Company believes that its new algorithm will allow users to truly get better recommendations of beers that they will want to try.

“Utilizing the principles of collaborative filtering, Beer Universe is able to accurately predict the variety of beers a user may enjoy,” said Angel Rivera, lead developer on the project. He continued “We firmly believe that our recommendation system is the best out there and will continue to make Beer Universe the best beer social network on the Internet.”

With the vast amount of beers available, it is often overwhelming for users to select new beers that they have not previously consumed. There are many different styles of beer that are available today, including:

•  Pilsners

•  Lagers

•  Bocks

•  Ales

•  Meads

Each of these categories can be broken down even further (IPA’s, Belgium Ales, Lights, Darks, etc). With over 3,000 beers in Beer Universe’s database – the Company alleviates the aimless search for good beer. By utilizing the ratings system on Beer Universe, users will be able to enhance their own recommendations – the more beers a user rates, the smarter the system gets and the better the recommendations become. Users at Beer Universe can either rate / review beers in order to have it incorporated into their preferences.

The Company encourages new users to utilize the system, as reviewing more beers leads to points, which are the incentive based system on Beer Universe. The more points members accrue the more free stuff that they possibly could earn, f r o m books based on beers to flat screen televisions.

For more information, please visit http://www.beer-universe.com.

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Beer Universe Launches in Alpha

Beer Universe Launches! Beer Universe, Inc. (Beer Universe or the “Company”) is a new social media / e-commerce website that revolutionizes the beer marketplace and community for beer enthusiasts of all ages (over 21, of course). Beer Universe provides an unrivaled online destination for beer enthusiasts and a solution to all of their beer related needs. Through these offerings, Beer Universe is able to provide users with exposure to new brands as well as greater knowledge about their favorites – thus creating a medium to obtain more aptitude about the universe of beer.

The Company was founded in September 2007 and has been funded by the employees ever since. The company officially was incorporated in December 2008.

Beer Universe, Inc.
Chicago, IL 60657

Key Facts
o Founded: September 2007
o Incorporated: December 2008
o Employees: 4
o Status: Private

Product Highlights
o Beer, Bar, Brewery Profiles
o Groups / Forums
o Beer Recommendations
o Beer / Beer Related Articles
o Biweekly Newsletter
o Beer of the Week
o Universal Third Party Store

Differentiators
o Points Store for users
o Beer of the week provides new beers
from breweries across the country
o Similar beers and recommended beers
give a tailored experience to all users
o Dynamic ratings across the site
enhance the user experience
o Friends can publicly “owe” a beer to
others on the site

Initial Points Levels
o Beer Novice — 0 points
o Beer Amateur — 5,000 points
o Beer Drinker — 12,500 points
o Beer Explorer — 25,000 points
o Beer Connoisseur — 65,000 points
o Beer Aficionado — 140,000 points

Market Overview
The Beer industry landscape has undergone significant change in the past several years. Beer Universe’s market is being driven by growth in the craft brewing segment, which is expanding between 13% – 15% per year, and grew more than 20% in 2007. Similar to other industries, breweries are allocating increasing amounts of their marketing budgets to online or emerging media, which from a macro perspective is growing at approximately 20% annually, amounting to $29 billion in 2008, and is expected to grow to $40 billion in 2010.

Beer Universe provides a number of products for its user base, including:

Beer, Bar, Brewery Profiles
Information on other sites is often cluttered and difficult to sort
through. Beer Universe’s user interface was designed to eliminate this problem for our users. The Company is driven via user generated content – the more the users contribute the better the site gets!

Groups / Forums
Staying true to it’s social networking components, Beer Universe has built groups / forum capabilities. As soon as you register on Beer Universe you can peruse our forums and join groups to start a healthy discussion on beer!

Beer Recommendations
Beer Universe helps users put together beers they love by an initial
survey and subsequent ratings. The more beers you rate the better Beer Universe can help you!

Beer / Beer Related Articles
Articles with RSS feeds allow Beer Universe to help its users stay up to date with market information. Also, Beer Universe often has guest writers who share their own unique perspectives on beer!

Biweekly Newsletter
The Company’s Biweekly Newsletter highlights industry news and information and is distributed to breweries / informed consumers!

Beer of the Week
Beer Universe seeks out the best beers across the country and the world to promote to our users in order to expand their horizons. From a classic premium lager to a Belgium ale – Beer Universe provides variety on a weekly basis!

Universal Store
The Company’s universal store is comprised of products from a variety of vendors. Consumers can shop for any beer related products they want in a single location!

The Big Question: How Do Points Work?
Beer Universe’s points system creates an incentive for users to frequently use our platform. The Company has put together a system that allows users to benefit greatly from their continued use of the site. Users earn points through:

  • Adding a beer / bar / brewery
  • Writing reviews over 25 words
  • Writing quality reviews
  • Creating a group
  • Joining a group
  • Joining a quality group
What does this really mean? Beer Universe gives users points if they add a beer, bar or brewery to the system. (Beer Universe has not currently included ways for users to edit any of these in the current database, but this will be added in the near future.) In addition, users are incentivized to write reviews on beers, bars or breweries greater than 25 words. For each review a users adds to the Company’s system, they will receive 50 points. Reviews that are ranked by others as being Helpful will earn the author an additional 50 points.Beer Universe has also built incentives around Groups. The system buckets users in groups and treats each individual group as a user. Once a group reaches a minimum threshold of reviews, they will ALL receive points that will be distributed to all the members. In addition, if the group writes quality reviews – they will receive bonus points for these same reviews. Leaders of all these groups will earn a bonus for starting highly successful groups.

All point allocations to users are subject to change from time to time.

We really hope you enjoy using Beer Universe.
Your Choice. Your Beer. Drink Up.

For more information, please visit http://www.beer-universe.com.

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