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Why Is My Keg Beer so Foamy?

Keg care basics for your Buffalo- and Rochester-area bar or restaurant A foamy or stale keg pour is a bartender’s nightmare – and it’s not great for your customers, either. If you want to avoid bad pours and get more life from your kegs, keep in mind the following tips: Let the keg settle after […]

Summer weather

Overcoming Summer Dry Ice Blasting Problems

As you might expect, summer weather and dry ice blasting don’t mix very well: hot summer conditions here in Buffalo and Rochester can make it difficult to protect the integrity of your dry ice supply, not to mention keeping cool the air needed to cleanly propel the dry ice chips during the blasting process. To […]

Dry ice

How Long Will Dry Ice Last?

With a little planning and a few blocks of dry ice, you can bring your favorite frozen foods just about anywhere – even on a summer camping trip. But how long will that dry ice last? As you might know, dry ice (frozen carbon dioxide, the same gas that we breathe) does an amazing job at […]

Drink recipes

Frozen Summer Drink Recipes for Your Buffalo or Rochester Restaurant or Bar

Summertime is a fun time if you’re a bartender or restaurant owner in Buffalo or Rochester: you get to concoct beverages that you probably couldn’t serve at any other time of the year. From daiquiris, margaritas and mojitos to smoothies virgin and otherwise, this is the time to get creative with your frozen drinks. Need […]

Draft beer dispensing system

Parts of a Draft Beer Dispensing System

If you are looking to install a draft beer dispensing system in your Buffalo- or Rochester-area bar or restaurant, it’s easy enough to hire a professional to do the job (and we strongly recommend that you do just that). But while you’re doing that, it’s also a good idea to study how your draft beer […]

Flight of beers

Save the Date: Buffalo Brew Fest Coming June 22nd!

Beer making is an art – as many of our Irish Carbonic Beer Division customers can attest. The question is, where is the best gallery to compare those delectable creations? As it happens, Buffalo NY is the perfect place to ogle and imbibe the best brews, thanks to The New York State Brewers Association and the […]

Nitro cold brew coffee

Five Things You Need to Know About Nitro Coffee

You may not yet feature nitro coffee at your Buffalo- or Rochester-area bar or restaurant – but considering how much it’s trending these days, it might be a great option to offer your customers. If you’re not familiar with nitro coffee, here are five questions and answers about the emerging brew. What is nitro coffee? […]

Carbonated beverage

Why Choose Bulk CO2 Deliveries for Your Restaurant or Bar?

In the bar and restaurant business, you rarely get a second chance to make a first impression – one flat or skunky beer or soda pour or and you’re not likely to win that customer back for round 2. One of the most important ways to avoid bad pours and keep the taste, aroma, and […]

Outdoor restaurant

Spring Is in Full Swing – Get Your Outdoor Bar or Restaurant Space in Shape

Now that winter is behind us (mostly) here in Rochester and Buffalo, NY, it’s time to start getting your outdoor patio space ready for the warm weather months ahead. What does that mean for you as a restaurant or bar owner? Well, besides getting your rockin’ hot spot ready (with a little help from propane […]

Easter decorations and balloons

Celebrate Easter with Balloons, Balloons, Balloons!

Easter (April 21) just might be the most colorful holiday of the year – definitely a day to let your springtime spirit out and celebrate the festive renewal of the season. When it comes to decorating for festive renewal, nothing does the job better than helium balloons. Rent a helium tank from Irish Carbonic this Easter […]

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