What Is The Difference Between Cold Brew Coffee and Iced Coffee? July 08, 2020

We drink a lot of coffee at Beverage Factory and we're big fans of cold brew. So much so, that it's always on tap in our kegerator. We'd like to clear up the confusion about cold brew and iced coffee, they're NOT the same. We know they sound very similar but they're actually very different styles of coffee. In fact, iced coffee is just hot coffee poured over ice, turning it into the beverage we know as iced coffee. Cold brew actually refers to the brewing process, which uses cold water to brew the coffee instead of hot water. While cold brew can be served over ice, it's not the same iced coffee and it will taste quite different.

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The Anatomy of a Wine Glass - What You Need to Know Before You Buy July 07, 2020

Before you begin your journey into buying wine glasses, you will need to understand the design and construction of these uniquely shaped glasses. Their shape actually shapes your wine tasting experience significantly. As delicate as the wines we pour into them, sipping reds and whites through these drinking vessels can enhance the aromas, notes, and affect how the wine is aerated.

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How To Choose The Right Glass To Complement Your Beer July 02, 2020

There are so many glassware options for beer, from pint glasses to beer mugs, choosing the best glass for your type of beer feels overwhelming. Is it just some scheme from the glassmakers to get us to buy more glasses? No, it may be hard to believe but choosing the proper glassware actually makes a difference! Just like choosing the right wine glass for the type of wine, choosing beer glassware can enhance your beer drinking experience.

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Kegerator Economics - Does buying a kegerator save you money? May 27, 2020

Do you love beer and hate math? Don't worry! We have you covered! Beer-onmics 101 is starting and you're going to ace this course. If you're reading this article, you're probably considering getting a kegerator but you're also wondering, is a kegerator worth it? Well, it depends on several factors and we're here to help you do the math, so you don't have to.

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Homebrew Basics - Bucket vs. Classic Carboy vs. Wide Mouth Carboy May 19, 2020

When it comes to brewing beer, there are a variety of methods and techniques, they are viable methods for brewing and really comes down to your preferences and budget. Your fermenting vessel is essential to your resulting beer and it greatly affects your brewing techniques. As passionate beer brewers ourselves, we wanted to share with you the pros and cons of these vessels for fermenting.

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Where To Buy Hand Sanitizer May 18, 2020

During these difficult times, as a small local business, we want to contribute to the worldwide crisis in any way we can. At Beverage Factory, we care. From medical refrigerators to hand sanitizers, we want to provide access to these essential products for everyone. We all need to do our part to prevent the spread of germs, bacteria, and viruses, which is why we want to help you stay up-to-date and informed on obtaining essential sanitation and disinfectant products.

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Mini Kegerators That Maximize Space May 13, 2020

Bigger isn't always better. Kegco has designed the ultimate compact, space maximizing-countertop kegerator and now there are no more excuses for putting off getting a kegerator! The best part is, you can serve virtually any beverage you want through this system! Versatile and compact, this new system will have you wanting one in every room.

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National Small Business Week - The Beverage Factory April 28, 2020

In honor of National Small Business Week, we wanted to share with you our small business story. While we call ourselves a "Factory", we're actually a small local business in the heart of sunny San Diego's beer district. Naturally, with our passion for beer, wine, and beverage, we wanted to be surrounded by the best breweries and eateries in the industry. Not only is it inspiring being so close to these food and beverage business, but we are also able to connect closely with our clients and deliver the best service possible.

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Top 5 Energy-Saving Appliances That Will Save You Money April 20, 2020

When it comes to investing in appliances, energy-efficient appliances will save you the most money and are a worthwhile investment. Additionally, They help out the environment too, by limiting your carbon footprint on the world! This may seem like a small contribution but every little bit counts. Plus, who doesn't love a kegerator that dispenses beer and saves you money? We have our top 5 favorite beverage appliances that have saved thousands of our customers annually and they've helped improve the world around us one day at a time!

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Why We Love This Kegerator April 15, 2020

Kegerators come in all shapes, sizes, and styles. While we have many favorites, this particular kegerator is so unique, we had to dedicate some time to talk about it. We didn't mean to hold you in suspense, it's the Kegco VSK-15SSRN 15" Wide Single Tap Stainless Steel Built-In Right Hinge Kegerator. This kegerator contains a unique design and is an incredible value, which is why we wanted to share it with you.

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Why Does The Temperature In My Wine Refrigerator Fluctuate? April 01, 2020

Do you notice a change in the temperature of your wine refrigerator? Don't worry this is common with almost all refrigerators and we're here to explain why. We have been selling wine refrigerators for over two decades so, we could say with confidence that we know what we're talking about. This common temperature change should not be alarming but when it comes to preserving wines, you may want to deeply consider the cooling technology in your refrigerator because even small fluctuations can affect your wine preservation. This is why we're so excited about the Allavino Tru-Vino range! This range has a special compressor technology that ensures close to zero temperature fluctuations! This is a revolutionary technology for the wine industry and we go into depth on this technology here.

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Top 5 Aspects To Consider When Building Your Home Bar
Top 5 Aspects To Consider When Building Your Home Bar March 27, 2020

From saving money to just being comfortable at home, there are many reasons to start building your dream home bar. Imagine drinking your favorite draft beer in your pajamas, sweat pants, or whatever you're comfortable in. You don't have to get dressed up, drive somewhere, and spend ridiculous amounts of money on a drink. You can just enjoy your favorite drink without all the crowds of people and your favorite show on in the background. Before building out your home bar, there are several important aspects to consider. After all, your bar should be perfectly tailored to your style and your needs. As experts and suppliers of the best of the food & beverage industry, we've assembled this simple guide with product suggestions to make your dream bar a reality.

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Friends With Benefits - The Benefits of Cold Brew Coffee March 23, 2020

Cold brew coffee, one of the hottest, or should we say coolest trends in the coffee industry at the moment. Coffee drinkers everywhere seem to be dumping their hot cup of joe for his cooler younger brother, cold brew. Why is everyone breaking up with this classic hottie for the new brew in town? Well, let's just say cold brew can give you everything you want and more! That's right, more caffeine plus, benefits.

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Top 5 Beers You Need To Serve This St. Patrick's Day March 10, 2020

The biggest beer holiday is right around the corner and we know you want to celebrate it to the fullest with the most festive and delicious beers! We don't mean green beer, we mean quality, fresh, and perfectly poured draft beer. Grab your green gear and get ready for St. Paddy's Day with us!

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Good or Gimmick - What is Kombucha? February 19, 2020

Pronounced "kuhm - boo - chuh", this trendy beverage has been slowly taking over local grocery stores, coffee shops, and even restaurants. You may have heard your trendy yoga-loving friend talking about how "amazing" kombucha is but what is this strange new drink and is it really "good" for you? Or is it a gimmick? We're going to spill the tea about all the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to this exotic and ancient drink.

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