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Iowa Beer Picks Right Now

The 818 team loves good beer, and breweries around our beloved state are pumping out some quality brews you must try. Tabulating the greatness going on in Iowa is getting more difficult with the speed of new releases, but we were up to the challenge.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program

WE HAVE A GRADUATE!We have a reason to celebrate around the empire — one of our fearless boss ladies has graduated from a rigorous program here in Iowa. Melissa applied for The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program to gain practical business education, to get...

Combatting Can Color Catastrophes

FROM CONCEPT TO SHELF.Many of you are familiar with what Pantone® Swatches are and have likely used their color books for color matching, but did you know that color matching for direct-printed beverage cans works MUCH differently? Because the printing method and...

How To Make A Room Feel Larger Using Color Theory

COLOR IS POWERFUL.There are many things to consider when picking out colors for your space. “What colors will match my existing furniture? How can I use color to complement the carpet, tile, or wood flooring? Will a lighter color make it more difficult to wipe off the...

Text Spacing: Why You Can’t Always Trust Kerning

making text look rightOne of the most important terms you should have in your typographical repertoire is kerning—the adjustment of space between two individual letters. You can adjust the kerning in a graphic program like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign by...

What To Know: Proposed TTB Label Regulation Changes

TTB NOTICE 176Since late 2018, we’ve been hearing about the possibility of proposed changes to the TTB’s label and advertising regulations. While at the Craft Brewer’s Conference this April (2019) in Denver, we had a chance to learn more about what’s being proposed...


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