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  1. Today is IPA Day!

    Thursday, August 1st is IPA Day! Around the world, beer lovers are celebrating their love for India Pale Ale and the countless varieties stemming from it. We personally love the “slap-in-the-face” a good, strong IPA can give you and wanted to look at what exactly makes an IPA, an IPA. IPAs are popular within the craft beer community, and for...
  2. Upcoming Beer Festivals

    There are several things we love about summer: warmer weather, longer days, and beer festivals! A summer staple, beer festivals are the perfect way to spend a weekend (or more) enjoying beers from your favorite breweries. While the season is already underway, there are still several notable festivals you should check out! • Hopped-Up Caribou Beer Festival (July 12-14, 2013...
  3. Show Off Your Glass!

    It’s a given – you are passionate about your beer. You spend valuable time, energy and resources brewing a great beer. A great product comes from more than just the brewing process though; preserving and presenting that palate-pleasing beer in the right package is just as important. A quality glass beer bottle holds the brew that you have creatively named...
  4. Passion First

    The best part about working in the craft beer industry is the brewers. I've never encountered a group of people more passionate about their craft (pun intended). No matter their age, state, net income, or barrel capacity, each brewer BOB encounters is driven primarily by the love of what they do. When all too often business eclipses pleasure in the workplace, craft...
  5. On the 12th Day of Christmas

    On the twelfth day of Christmas, my craft brew love gave to me... 12 Crafts-a-Crowning! No matter the size or style, all of BOB’s bottles accept a standard 26mm crown. If you’re lucky enough to have an automatic filler/capper, you’re likely already crowning bottles with speed and accuracy. However, if you’re using a hand-operated capper, guarantee an airtight seal every...
  6. On the 11th Day of Christmas

    On the eleventh day of Christmas, my craft brew love gave to me... 11 Pallets Prepping! BOB’s bottles are palletized and shipped with the utmost care and concern for your craft brewery. We ship our cased items on sturdy 48X40 pallets and our bulk items on wider 56X44 pallets. The wider pallet allows us to fit more bottles per layer...
  7. On the 10th Day of Christmas

    On the tenth day of Christmas, my craft brew love gave to me... 10 Loads-a-Leaving! Beer bottles of all shapes, sizes, and colors leave our plants daily, ultimately headed for breweries across the country, the continent, and even the world. A craft brewing renaissance is well underway in the United States, and similar booms are occurring in countries across the...
  8. On the 9th Day of Christmas

    On the ninth day of Christmas, my craft brew love gave to me... 9 Friends-a-Grinning! BOB can’t do it alone, and luckily he doesn’t have to. Our dedicated sales team works daily to ensure we meet your needs. Inventory, pricing, forecasting, troubleshooting, marketing, and customer service are just a few of the things you’ll find these great people managing on...
  9. On the 8th Day of Christmas

    On the eighth day of Christmas, my craft brew love gave to me... 8 12's Conveying! On the journey from molten glass to the loading docks, BOB’s bottles travel a long, winding, mechanical road. They travel through a specialized oven to temper the glass, a coating station to prevent abrasions, and multiple inspection stations for quality control. Every aspect of...
  10. On the 7th Day of Christmas

    On the seventh day of Christmas, my craft brew love gave to me... 750's Filling! At 750ml and 5.5 VOC, BOB’s Celebration bottles are built to handle some of the most robust brews out there. Perennial Artisan Ales of St. Louis, MO uses the Celebration bottle exclusively to bottle their year-round and seasonal brews, including (but not limited to): Abraxas...

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