1. DOES RIDING A MOTORCYCLE MAKE YOU A BETTER EMPLOYEE?
All work and no play makes our sales and engineering department like zombie cast members on "The Walking Dead". Ok that may be a bit dramatic, but can we all admit we hit walls and need a break from racking our brains at work? Check out our number one blog and lear about the importance of play at work, the neuroscience of play, and motorcycles. Yes, we said motorcycles.
2. STARTING A MICROBREWERY? HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED
IF beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy then how does one go about making it? Have no fear, our second most widely read blog has the answers you are looking for. Whether you’re an experienced craft-beer connoisseur or a fledgling brewmaster, here are the components you need to get your operation up-and-running.
3. 9 WAYS AMERICANS WILL OVER INDULGE ON SUPER BOWL SUNDAY
There's about a 98% chance you may fall off the new years diet resolution wagon on the high holy day of sports. You may know it better as "The Super Bowl". Welcome to the USA, a country where we consume up to 10 Billion Donuts and spend around $100 billion dollars on fast each year. Super Bowl Sunday just may be the pinnacle of free pass eating days and we have the stats to prove it.
4. THE INDUSTRIAL RE-REVOLUTION INFOGRAPHIC
The manufacturing industry is firing on all cylinders. Every year technology advances and and new set of future bright innovators are born into our world. With each step of improvement the profitability of the manufacturing is on the rise. In this blog, we had a an infographic designed to present a timeline that will take you through the evolution of industrial manufacturing over the last hundred years.
5. SCIENCE IN CHEESE
Making it can be both an art and a science. Cheese has been a delicacy that is believed to be traced back nearly 4,000 years. Everyone across the world seems to embrace what Clifton Fadiman called "milk's last leap toward immortality" in some form another. Get a deeper inside look at the science behind this beloved food.
6. 6 BOURBON BLOGS TO FOLLOW
95 percent of the Earth’s bourbon is made in Kentucky. Luckily, we are located in Louisville, where Bourbon is never too far out of reach. As Mixer Direct has become involved in the Bourbon industry, we are ecstatic to see it’s growth and the heightened interest in this incredible libation. In turn, this led to us to the fact that not too many people are aware of some of the nation’s most talented Bourbon writers. Without any further delay, we present you with our take on the top Bourbon blogs to follow.
7. THE TASTE OF ALCOHOL
Go inside the historical Seelbach Hotel to explore the taste of alcohol with famed Louisville craft bartender, Eron Plevan. Does Alcohol scientifically taste bad? Explore the evidence and hear the argument from both sides of this intriguing post.
8.COCA-COLA – THE DRINK THAT UNITES THE WORLD
Since Coca-Cola humbly came onto the scene in 1886 Atlanta it has progressively became what is thought to be the World’s most valuable brand. Learn the story of Coca-Cola's global expansion, explore their theme of global peace and unity, and the perspective of it's lasting impact. So sit down and pop open a refreshing Coke today and give this a read.
9. MY DAY WITH “THE COPPER KING” OF HILLBILLY STILLS
One of the highlights of 2014 was spending a day with the Copper King himself, Mike Haney, CEO of Hillbilly Stills. Watch this video to see how Mike took intrigue and determination in a Barlow, Kentucky garage to a booming nationwide distillation business.
10. MEMPHIS BEST BAR-B-Q SINCE 1952-TOPS BBQ
“The thrill ain’t gone…The thrill is here with the brisket”. Memphis is known for blues, Elvis, and you guessed it, barbecue. There is a truckload of barbecue spots in the south. The question is, how many places still recognize the method that produces the incredible taste of slow cooked, authentic pit barbecue, and can make it easily accessible? That’s a big reason for the success of our friends and customers at Tops Bar-B-Q. The Tops team have been serving the real deal for nearly 62 years to 3 generations of customers. At Mixer Direct, we are greatly encouraged by customers like Tops Bar-B-Q. We hope you enjoy a piece of the Tops Bar-B-Q story.
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