October Coupon Code Update! Great Savings on Mason Jar Mugs, Pumpkin Spice Syrup and Other Fall Favorites!Read More
Tap Into This Year's Best Fall Beers In honor of the leaves changing, we’ve compiled a list of six favorite fall beers to start serving in your bar or restaurant today!Read More
Choosing the Best Seafood for Your Restaurant Purchasing, preparing, and serving seafood can be a bit nerve-wracking, so in honor of October being National Seafood Month, we’ve decided to school you on choosing the best seafood to prepare in your restaurant!Read More
What's in Season in Your Region We've broken down the contiguous United States into regions so you can see what produce is in season all year round in your part of the country.Read More
5 Unique PB&J Recipes You Should Add to Your Menu As comfort foods become more prominent on menus, it’s time to revamp you PB&J so it’s not just for kids anymore! Read on to see our 5 ways to make a PB&J sandwich.Read More
Top 5 Ways to Drink Apple Cider this Fall Apple season is here! Be sure to try out these five apple cider recipes this fall and warm your customers up from the inside out!Read More
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As the leaves begin to change and autumn is officially underway, it’s time to consider which seasonal beers to add to your lineup. We’ve compiled a list of six favorite fall styles that you can start serving today, including flavors as crisp as the leaves on the ground and as warm as your favorite sweater. We're sure you and your customers will be enjoying these all season long!
These malty beers offer a deep amber color that matches the leaves outside, while boasting a warm flavor that makes them perfect for when sweater season is upon us.
Although the original Oktoberfest was held in celebration of a Bavarian royal wedding in the early 19th century, the birth of the Oktoberfest beer gives us a reason to celebrate still today. This style features a toasted, bready flavor with relatively low hop bitterness. Dirndls and lederhosen optional.
Most beer is made with hops that have been harvested, dried, and shipped to the brewery for production. Beer made with wet hops is different and can be truly called seasonal because the hops must be used within 24 hours of harvesting. The result is something earthy, with a nice citrus flavor and floral aroma. Serve this style as soon as possible, as the flavors are best enjoyed fresh.
As the temperatures continue to fall, the alcohol content of the beers you serve should rise. IPAs that pair piney flavors and floral aromas with a high ABV are sure to warm your customers up and convince them to stay a while.
When autumn sets in, lighter summer beers are moved aside in favor of darker and more filling options. Stouts and porters offer rich, malty notes that are often complemented by caramel, chocolate, and coffee flavors. Pair them with a hearty fall stew for a comforting seasonal treat.
The minute September 1st rolls around, pumpkin domination begins and doesn’t truly end until winter is over. Pumpkin beer is a popular part of this trend, and although not every beer lover is on board, you should offer at least one pumpkin style for those who can’t get enough. With warm spices like cinnamon and vanilla mingling with the quintessential fall gourd, what’s not to love?
Give your customers a reason to indulge this year by adding seasonal beers to the lineup at your restaurant or bar. The weather may be getting colder, but luckily, fall beer will be around to keep you warm. For more information on beer styles and serving suggestions, check out our comprehensive beer guide.
As many foodservice professionals know, purchasing, preparing, and serving seafood can be a bit nerve-wracking. So, in honor of October being National Seafood Month, we’ve decided to school you on choosing the best seafood to prepare in your restaurant! Whether you purchase frozen fish in bulk from a large supplier, or you visit the docks to buy from a local fisherman, we'll tell you what to look out for!
Since we reside in a country that’s recognized as a global leader in responsibly managed fisheries, agriculture, and sustainable food, purchasing fresh seafood from local markets has gained popularity. Plus, the eat local food movement has made society aware of how much better the taste of local food is. Offering seafood on your menu that’s sourced from nearby cities, counties, and states can also oftentimes justify a higher entree cost – because consumers, now more than ever, are willing to pay more for local, sustainable ingredients. If you're purchasing fresh, unfrozen seafood, consider the characteristics, pros, and cons we’ve listed below.
Unlike you may think, frozen seafood can be just as flavor and fresh as seafood purchased from a local market – but you have to do your research first and make sure you’re buying high-quality fish. Thanks to technological advances in the foodservice industry, fish can be caught, flash frozen, and shipped overnight (with a high cost, of course). In fact, frozen food is the ideal choice for restaurants not located within close proximity to the coasts or other large bodies of water. If you're purchasing frozen seafood, consider the characteristics, pros, and cons we’ve listed below.
When it comes to choosing the best seafood to prepare in your restaurant, it really all comes down to availability, customer demand, and your personal preference. If your diners are looking for fresh catch, then that’s what’s going to sell best, and that’s what should be provided to them. However, if your geographical location permits you from visiting a local market, then be sure to do all the research on where your frozen seafood is coming from. You may also want to stock up on our seafood preparation supplies and appliances while you’re here!
Strawberries in January? Pears in May? With so many fruits and vegetables being grown in greenhouses or imported from other states and countries, it can be difficult to know what's really in season where you live. We've broken down the contiguous United States into regions so you can see what produce is in season all year round in your part of the country. Of course, there are variations to our lists depending on where you live specifically, even within a certain region, so be sure to research your area using information from your local government or food guides for more details.
From Torani Pumpkin Spice coffee syrup to the ever popular Mason jar mugs, we have specials on some of our most popular October items. Whether you are catering a Fall wedding, having a Halloween party, or delivering pizza, you'll love the extra savings! If you'd like even more coupons, be sure to sign up for our email sale flyers!