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Holiday beer

What Is a Considered a “Holiday Beer”?

The holidays are here – time for yuletide beer! But what exactly defines a beer as a Christmas brew? As it turns out, there is quite a lot of leeway when it comes to categorizing brewed holiday concoctions – which explains why everything from a German Weihnachtsbie to a Californian IPA can bear the holiday moniker. […]

Quality dry ice: a key to cold chain food safety

Today’s headlines feature some frightening stories about food handling – whether we’re reading about recalls on chicken, salmonella or E. Coli scares, or even tainted pet food. You might ask why we’re talking about safe food handling on an Irish Carbonic blog (it’s a fair question, after all). The answer comes down to two words: dry […]

Ship food by mail

Can You Ship Perishable Food by Mail?

Yes, the holidays are about gathering in celebration with people we love and reflecting on another year gone by. But let’s be real: it’s mostly about the food. If you can’t be with your family or friends this year but what to share the joy of the season by cooking or baking something special, that’s […]

Nitrogen beer

Three Things Every Restaurant Owner Needs to Know About Nitrogen Beer

If you’re a bar or restaurant owner, you have probably heard about or even considered adding nitro taps as demand for complex and flavorful craft brews continues to grow. But how much do you know about nitrogen beers and the qualities that set them apart from other brews? Here’s a nitro beer Q&A to get […]

Halloween pumpkins

Have a FaBOOlous Halloween – Get Your Dry Ice from Irish Carbonic

We all have that neighbor that goes all out on Christmas – you know, those Grizwold wannabees whose house you can see from space in satellite photos. Sadly, you may never get to be that neighbor (or not so sadly, once you see their electric bill) – but that doesn’t mean you can’t own Halloween, with […]

Dry ice for Halloween

How Much Dry Ice Do I Need for Halloween?

If you really want to up the ante on your Halloween displays and parties, there’s nothing better than creating creepy, foggy effects with dry ice. But how much dry ice will you need for this year’s holiday spooktacular, and how do you make that fog effect last as long as possible? Based on our experience, […]

Fun dry ice experiments for kids

What Cool Things Can Kids Do with Dry Ice?

Dry ice is some cool stuff – literally – at -109.3 degrees Fahrenheit. But what you can do with it is even cooler. Dry ice is solid carbon dioxide – the gas that makes your drinks fizzy (and the stuff you breathe out when you exhale). Dry ice does a lot of other things, too, […]


Bulk Beverage Syrups Add Flavor to Your Fall

Tired of serving up the same-old drinks at your Buffalo- or Rochester-area restaurant or bar? We’ve got a sure-fire solution that will add a little flavor to your fall drinks menu: bulk beverage syrups from Irish Carbonic. Irish Carbonic offers a full range of syrups and flavored drinks for just about any container or delivery […]

Beer foam

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 […]

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