Brewing in America is as old as the country itself. Up until about the late 19th century, most of the beer was produced and distributed only locally by small breweries. Often, these small breweries were family businesses opened and owned by Northern European immigrants. Northwestern Extract began as a brewing supply business that served those small town local breweries with flavorings, extracts, equipment and supplies. As our company grew, we also began to cater to local, larger, Milwaukee brewers such as Pabst, Blatz, Gettelman, and Miller. Over time these breweries, and larger brewers like them, began to absorb and replace the smaller local breweries. Prohibition was the final nail in the proverbial coffin for these smaller breweries.
Craft Brewing Supply
Beginning in the mid 1980's, the craft brewing industry started to focus on flavor and quality instead of mass production. As this market has grown, Northwestern Extract is proud to be back to our roots and at the heart of brewing supply with premium flavors and supplies. Our expertise in the brewing supply industry allows us to provide exceptional service to independent businesses and business people. Northwestern Extracts has, and continues to, provide brewing supply products with the type of insights that add to a brewers bottom line. As this industry expands into producing specialty, seasonal flavored brews, Northwestern Extract is uniquely positioned in the brewing supply market to help craft brewers attain their business goals.
Home Brewing Supply
Homebrewing has been going on for thousands of years. Its growth was limited by Federal and state restrictions which were generally lifted in 1978. Homebrew retailers are springing up all over the country to service this burgeoning cottage industry. Northwestern Extract supplies the same quality product, expertise, and customer service, just as they do for all brewers, only in smaller quantities.
Northwestern is the freshest malt extract on the market today. It’s due to our direct delivery system. By selling direct to the retailer and leaving out the wholesaler, Northwestern sells the freshest product with the highest quality available.
All syrups are machine packaged, piston injector filled, nitrogen purged, and shipped directly to the retailer. We freshness date each package! That means satisfaction too! Each package contains the following satisfaction guarantee. If for any reason, you are not 100% satisfied with any of our products; we will provide you with a 100% refund of the product price.
We’d like to hear from you with your favorite recipes. Contact Us and we’ll add it to the list! Or check out the book "Homebrewing for Dummies" by the home brewer enthusiast and retail owner, Marty Nachel, published by IDG Books. It’s available at your favorite bookstore.
If you are a new retailer and want to sell our product and be included in the retailer list, please contact us and provide your retailer name, address, city, state, zip, phone and fax numbers, website info and contact person.
Classic Liquors Introduces Two Great New Varieties!!
Irish Cream Liqueur has a lovely butterscotch/caramel scent. It is slightly thick when poured and has the color of coffee with extra cream. The taste is pure heaven and is made from a mix of cream, condensed milk, chocolate and coffee flavors and our 20% homebrew. It is our only cream liqueur and we are very proud of it.
When it comes to brewing supply, Classic Liquors are the latest in fermentation technology. They offer the home-brew customer the opportunity to make homemade liquors in just three weeks, tasting just like those expensive imported liqueurs.
Easy to follow directions guide you each step of the way. Classic Liquors starts with water, sugar and the kit. Your customers produce their own one-gallon 40º Proof (20%) flavored alcohol that they brew and clarify at home. Twelve popular varieties to choose from (see chart below.)
In addition to the kit, makers will need 2 one-gallon glass jugs, a length of syphon hose with a clamp, water and cane sugar. We’ve got the additional items too, call and place your order today!
|Grand Marnier™ in spirit, this is technically an orange flavored liqueur with other herbs added to produce a truly unique flavor.|
|This Italian flavored liquor is said to have 17 ingredients in all. The bitter almond and apricot flavors predominate and mesh in a very agreeable manner.|
|A typical steeped fruit liquor, the cherries are crushed and steeped with other herbs giving it that taste that says "improved with age."|
|This traditional peppermint liquor tastes like dried peppermint leaves that have been steeped in grain alcohol for several weeks.|
|This modern flavored liquor is very popular because of the blend of fresh and ripe peaches and is not high in alcohol.|
|This nutty flavored liqueur has the same great taste as the maceration of grated hazelnuts in pure grain alcohol followed by distillation and sweetening.|
|Legend says that in the traditional Caribbean marriage ceremony, the bridegroom presents a rum-filled coconut to his bride.|
|This taste comes from a native Caribbean bitter orange that’s blended with sweet oranges, other ingredients and Triple Sec from France.|
|Associated with Sambuca, this pungent flavored liqueur gets its popular taste from the essential oils of anise and fennel.|
|This version is a blend of black currant and other berries, leaving a memorable flavor like a taste from bistros in Paris.|
|This relatively new flavored liqueur attracts chocolate lovers from around the world with its rich, creamy taste.|