Brewer Talks is a monthly podcast by Petainer about brewing, kegging and dispensing with professional brewers, industry experts and inspiring guests. Our sessions will be hosted by our in-house brewing, packaging and sales experts and tap into the technical nous of brewing techniques, operations and the science behind a perfectly served draught product. We will be talking trends, innovations and practical tips to help you grow your business and take it to new markets.
Our first three episodes are featuring brewing and packaging expert Andy Brewer, Lecturer and Director Technical Services North America and coffee addict David Thennes, US Midwest Territory Manager at Petainer. They will introduce you to key principles of kegs and kegging in the beer, cider, wine, coffee and kombucha industries.
10L Mini Keg: Direct-to-Customer Draft Beer
In this episode, Andy Brewer and Dave Thennes discuss opportunities within the market to distribute Draft beverages with the 10 liter Mini Keg directly to customers.
Touchless Hand Sanitizer Unit for High Traffic Areas
In this episode, Dave Thennes and Andy Brewer talk about the touchless bulk hand sanitizer dispensing system. Petainer launched this innovative solution in partnership with NOVO to help businesses with high traffic areas, sanitising the hands of up to 2,000 people a day. The system can be easily refilled using Petainer 5 Gallon Refillable Bottles Technology – each bottle containing 14,000 applications. All bottles can be returned for refill or fully recycled after use.
Alternative Packaging & Dispense Solutions To Get Through Covid-19
In this episode, Dave Thennes and Andy Brewer talk flexible, low-investment beverage packaging and dispense solutions to help producers and distributors diversify their customer base and swiftly increase curbside sales. Innovative and eco-friendly options such as lightweight tabletop fillers, reusable growlers, and mini kegs offer a great opportunity to release limited edition products and test new markets, while reducing packaging costs, carbon emissions, and waste.
Keg Filling with Little Or No Equipment
In this episode, Dave Thennes and Andy Brewer talk brewing and keg filling with the AB1 semi-automatic filling machine developed by Andy himself. The AB1 is ideal for brewers with no or little filling equipment and can be used for a variety of products, such as beer, cider, wine, coffee or even kombucha. It is light and easy to use, allowing you to fill kegs directly out of a tank or even a cask. To learn more, listen in.
Asia-Pacific Beer Market, Trends and Operations
In this episode, Dave sits down with Mathieu Raphat, Sales Director Asia at Petainer, to talk beer market, trends and operations from Korea to Australia. With one-way kegs now being manufactured in China and Australia, learn how Petainer helps brewers manage long-distance transportation, cut down on logistics and meet a growing demand for craft and speciality beer in the region.
The Benefits of Kegging Wine
In this episode, Andy and Dave are talking wine on tap. They introduce you to the process and explain how one-way kegs can help you gain operational flexibility and successfully expand your business. Kegging wine is a fast-growing trend that presents remarkable advantages for both producers and distributors: it efficiently reduces costs, provides excellent product protection, and most importantly, improves the customer tasting experience.
Great podcast - good for training and very entertaining.