Microbrewers Private Label Programs

minhas plrBeer is the most popular alcoholic beverage in the world.  There are only very few countries in the world that do not have their own beer manufacturing or brewing plant.  Even so, those do not have such brewery plants simply import beers as beer is simply just a very enjoyable drink to have.  Perhaps what makes beer even more enjoyable is that there is really no sophistication involved when drinking it so you can enjoy drinking it with your friends and buddies without the need to maintain stature, poise, or class.

All over the world, beer is being enjoyed by many.  There are literally more beer drinkers in the world than there are who go for wine and spirits.  This is the very reason why beer pubs are very popular as there are literally lots of beer drinking customers that makes such a business very profitable.

There is no doubt that beer is the most popular and most widely consumed alcoholic drink in the world.  For this reason, there are some companies and individuals who try to get their own type of signature drink.  While this may seem like a very hard and difficult thing to do, the presence of microbrewers that provides private label beer programs actually makes it much easier.  There are microbrewery beer manufacturers whom you can hire these days to create, brew, manufacture, and produce the beer for you.  They not will only do this for you, but they will also do packaging and delivering.

The private label program services that microbrewers offer are comprehensive as they will also provide you with design consultancy as well as merit-based assistance.  The best part about their program is that your signature beer design will be implemented on every bottle, can, and kegs that you order.

There is actually good reasons why such private labeled beers can be popular.  Microbreweries are well-known for making fine quality beers.  There are literally a wide-range of possibilities as you can choose premium products like lagers that have rich taste and aroma, as well as innovative products like flavored beers and non-alcoholic beers.  You can even choose the usual types of beers or even malt-based soft-drinks.

Of course, ordering such private label drinks don’t mean you have to take on picking up the orders yourself.  The microbrewers you order it from will be the ones taking on the delivery logistics and that they can deliver anywhere around the world.

How to Make a Margarita

The margarita is an alcoholic cocktail drink that uses tequila as its primary alcoholic spirit.  The drink is quite popular and that it is widely ordered cocktail drink all over the world.  There are currently a number of variations to this alcoholic cocktail but the differences are mainly on the fruits used that gives it color and flavor.

And that’s how to make a margarita although the exact origin and inventor of margarita is not really known, its earliest story of invention dates back to 1938 wherein Carlos Herrera, a restaurant owner in Mexico, created the cocktail for a customer Marjorie King who happened to be allergic to a lot of alcoholic spirits except to tequila.  Slowly, this led to the popularity of margarita as more and more concoction of margarita had sprung.  There are also other claims of where margarita was first mixed but no one will ever truly know.  Regardless of where margarita was first invented and who invented it, this alcoholic cocktail drink has become one of the mainstays of any bars and clubs.

Like the other popular drink, martini, that has a glass of its own, the margarita is served using the margarita glass with its very unique shape.  While margarita can still be served using a variety of glasses, it is the stereotypical margarita glass that makes it truly a margarita.  The glass is also often used in serving dishes like shrimp cocktails and guacamole.  On more formal settings, the margarita is served using cocktail glass.  Regardless of what glass you use, the margarita is a very refreshing drink that is perfect any day.

The ingredients needed for a margarita are:

1½ oz. Tequila
½ oz. Triple Sec
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
Lime Wedge

To make the margarita more presentable, you need to rim the glass with salt.  This can be done by first placing a lime wedge on the rim and circling it around to make the rim wet.  Once that is done, dip the glass into a bowl or saucer with iodized salt to get the glass rimed.

Get the cocktail shaker and place some ice inside.  Pour the tequila, triple sec, and lime juice inside the cocktail shaker.  Place the lid of the cocktail shaker and shake the content vigorously.  Once shaken, strain the contents into the salt-rimmed glass and garnish it with a lime wedge.  Relax and enjoy.


The Most Popular Cocktail Drinks

There are many types of alcoholic beverages and that each of these types has a variety of different types within that are made from the use of different ingredients as well as the process in making it.  While there are essentially just beer, wine, and spirits in a broad sense of classification, the variety is not limited to just these.

Having an assortment of alcoholic beverages, man’s ingenuity has allowed him to further create new and more enjoyable drinks by adding and mixing up certain alcoholic drinks.  Through this process, men have created cocktail drinks which are now very popular on every bars and clubs all around the world.  There are some that are even popular the world over and gets a place in our most popular cocktail drinks.

  1. beer_PNG2346Martini – more popularized as James Bond’s cocktail drink of choice, the martini is made using gin and vermouth. It is either garnished using an olive or a lemon peel or twist. The drink is served using a martini glass.  There are other variations to this drink wherein gin is often replaced with vodka.
  2. Margarita – this cocktail is made using tequila and mixing it with either lime or lemon juice. The rim of the glass wherein the margarita is served with is usually rimmed with salt. Margarita is evidently one of Mexico’s best contributions in the world of cocktail drinks and that it is also the most popular drink that makes use of tequila.  The drink is served using cocktail glasses but can also be served using regular glasses on informal settings.
  3. Bloody Mary – this cocktail drink is popular during parties. The main composition of this drink is essentially vodka and tomato juice. However, it is often spiced up using tabasco sauce, cayenne pepper, salt, black pepper, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and beef bouillon.  In fact, this cocktail drink is often dubbed as the most complex drink.
  4. Tequila Sunrise – this cocktail has been named for the way that it looks when poured into the glass. The ingredients in making this cocktail are tequila, orange juice, and grenadine syrup. The alternate preparation is tequila, crème, lime juice, and soda water.  This drink is served using a highball glass.
  5. Manhattan – this cocktail is made using whiskey, bitters, and sweet vermouth. Basically, the drink originated in New York and thus the aptly named Manhattan was given to the drink. This drink is served on lowball glass and often on the rocks.
  6. Rob Roy – this cocktail is very similar to the Manhattan, but instead of using regular whiskey, it is made using scotch whiskey and often served with either a lemon twist or a sweet cherry.
  7. Mojito – this cocktail drink is made using rum, lime, and mint. Sugar is also added to create the sweetness. This drink is served using regular glasses.
  8. Cosmopolitan – this cocktail is made using vodka, cranberry juice, and lime juice. It is best served using a martini glass rimmed with salt and a garnish of lime.
  9. Screwdriver – this cocktail is made using vodka and fresh orange juice. This drink is served using a highball glass.
  10. Zombie – this cocktail drink is made using different liquors and fruit juices. The drink has a very fruity taste which conceals its alcoholic content. The drink is served using a zombie glass.

Cognac – The Brandy Of Brandies

It cannot be denied that there are a lot of alcoholic drinkers the world over.  However, for even the regular drinker, most especially the average ones, the alcoholic drink ‘Cognac’ is something they know of that is reserved for only the affluent.  Given the name itself, it exudes wealth and life prosperity.  Sort of like seeing a well-made man in his manor and swirling the fine brandy near a fire place while relaxing.  The cognac is most notably not associated with the common man but more of with nobilities, aristocrats, and the very wealthy.

Cognac is easily considered as the most popular of all brandies as it is after all the brandy of brandies.  However, this is not the reason why it is the preferred drink by those in the very upper class.  Cognac is actually a town inside of France.  A brandy can be referred to as cognac if it meets certain requirements and standards – more specifically, a particular type of grape.

Popular Brands

Beer-Bottles-Hd-Addictive-10-unusual-ways-to-use-beerThere are plenty of manufacturers that make cognac.  Often, these manufacturers carry different brands for the cognac that they sell.  Nevertheless, the more notable brands to the drinking public are Hennessy, Martell, Courvoiser, and Remy Martin.  Expensive cognacs range from $5,000 and up.  The Henry IV, Cognac Grande Champagne is considered to date as the most expensive of all cognacs.

Cognac Grades

Cognac grades refer to their quality and are identified by the acronyms VS, VSOP, and XO.

V.S. – this stands for very special and is the grade given to young brandy aged for at least 2 years.

V.S.O.P. – this stands for very superior old pale and is the grade given to young brandy aged for at least 4 years.

X.O. – this stands for extra old and is given to young brandy aged for at least 6 years with an average of up to 20 years in casks.  By 2016, it has been declared that for cognac to be given a grade of XO that it needs to be stored for at least 10 years.

The production of cognac is very much similar to the production of other brandies.  Grapes are fermented to convert the sugars within the grapes into alcohol.  When the grapes have been fully fermented, the juice from the fermentation undergoes two distillation process to produce somewhere around 70% alcohol potency.  The distilled alcohol will then be stored on oak barrels or casks where they get aged.

Depending on the manufacturer, the amount of years the distillate is stored will vary.  There are some manufacturers that are known to age their brandy for decades in order to make the flavor more concentrated and more mature.  The prices of cognac are mostly based on the grade and age of the drink.  This is where the acronym defining the grade comes in.  True cognacs though are aged for about 4 decades.  The young brandy term used in defining cognacs are that of the mass-produced ones.  Nevertheless, the name cognac within a brandy is certifiably denotes opulence.