Friday, December 13, 2013

Here For The Cheer!

The team here at KATZ Americas is generally full of good spirits and cheer, but we get a little extra giddy around the holidays. Sometimes, it even leads to music videos. So for the sake of the season, enjoy our shenanigans...

12 Days of KATZmas from Katz Americas on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Coasters: How It's Made

We recently had the privilege of being featured on the Discovery Channel's "How It's Made" program. The segment featured our wood pulpboard and coaster productions. We have attached the video clip below for your viewing pleasure. Be sure to let us know what you think on Twitter, Facebook or in the comments section! Cheers!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

WHY is it "More than just a beverage coaster?"

KATZ Americas is more than just a beverage coaster. This has been a motto of ours for some time now, but it is also something that we get asked the most; WHY?

We aim to answer this question in a fun and engaging way with a new addition to our website. You will see a new item in our site's navigation bar titled "WHY?" along with some banners and boxes with the same theme. Go ahead and click on any of them (or just click here); you will be brought to a fun page designed to answer your questions and provide a lot of insight as to "Why is it More than just a coaster?" and "Why should I use coasters?"

Let us know what you think of our new approach by sounding off on Facebook and Twitter. You can also always reach us at We look forward to hearing from you, and continuing to find new ways to best serve you! Cheers!

Friday, November 1, 2013

A Very KATZ Americas Halloween

Halloween is always a fan favorite in the office, and this year was no exception. Check out the costumes that were on display here and let us know what your favorites were on Facebook and Twitter!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Visit KATZ at the SGIA Expo!

KATZ Americas will be exhibiting at the SGIA Expo in Orlando Florida from October 23-25, and we look forward to seeing you there! If you will be at the show, please stop by and see us at booth # 1267.

At the show, we will be unveiling our new KATZ Display Board to the US market! KATZ Display Board is a laminated paper display board manufactured from environmentally friendly KATZ wood pulp board. KATZ Display Board offers premium quality signage and POS display solutions while utilizing an eco-friendly alternative to mineral oil-based materials such as foam boards and PVC signs.

We will be posting to our Facebook page and live tweeting from our Twitter account, so be sure to check those out!

For more information about our KATZ Display Board, please visit or contact to request samples and more information!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

"KATZ-timonials" Brittany Addeo

"KATZ-timonials" Brittany Addeo from Katz Americas on Vimeo.

A special thank you to Brittany Addeo for taking the time to share her KATZ Americas experience! Cheers!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Beer and Football: Need I Say More?

That's right, ladies and gentlemen, it's time for football season once again! I'm particularly excited for this season and you should be too; there's not that many days out of the year that painting our faces and yelling at the television is a cultural norm. 

A few things that come with football season include, but are not limited to: High expectations, team pride, a spontaneous expert opinion, deliciously unhealthy foods, crushing defeats, surly Mondays, elastic waistband sweatpants, hopes and dreams dashed, owing strangers money, using all mathematical knowledge to calculate playoff chances, and the glue that holds it all together, BEER. 

So without further ado, lets take a look at this year's best beers for Football Lineup!

Arizona Cardinals - Four Peaks "Kilt Lifter"

Atlanta Falcons - SweetWater "420 Extra Pale Ale"

Baltimore Ravens - Union Craft Brewing "Duckpin Pale Ale"

Buffalo Bills - Flying Bison "Buffalo Lager"

Carolina Panthers - NoDa "NoDa-jito"

Chicago Bears - Goose Island "312"

Cincinnati Bengals - Mt. Carmel "Nut Brown Ale"

Cleveland Browns - Great Lakes "Edmund Fitzgerald Porter"

Dallas Cowboys - Rahr & Sons "Ugly Pug Black Lager"

Denver Broncos - Great Divide "Titan IPA"

Detroit Lions - B.Nektar "Wildflower Mead"

Green Bay Packers - Hinterland "Pale Ale"

Houston Texans - Southern Star "Bombshell Blonde Ale"

Indianapolis Colts - Sun King "Sunlight Cream Ale"

Jacksonville Jaguars - Engine 15 "Rye of the Tiger"

Kansas City Chiefs - Boulevard "80-Acre Hoppy Wheat"

Miami Dolphins - Schnebly "Shark Attack"

Minnesota Vikings - Surly "Bender"

New England Patriots - Sam Adams "Boston Lager"

New Orleans Saints - Abita "Purple Haze"

New York Giants - Brooklyn Brewery "Brooklyn Lager"

New York Jets - Cricket Hill "East Coast Lager"

Oakland Raiders - Stone Brewing "Arrogant Bastard"

Philadelphia Eagles - Victory "Golden Monkey"

Pittsburgh Steelers - East End "Session Ale"

St. Louis Rams - Schlafy "Oktoberfest"

San Diego Chargers - Karl Strauss "Boardwalk Black Rye IPA"

San Francisco 49ers - Anchor Brewing "Steam Beer"

Seattle Seahawks - No-Li "Crystal Bitter"

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Cigar City "Guava Grove"

Tennessee Titans - Yazoo "Dos Perros"

Washington Redskins - 3 Stars "Pandemic Porter"

Did we miss a favorite of yours? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter! Cheers!

Beer suggestions courtesy of

Monday, August 26, 2013

"KATZ-timonials" New Buffalo Brewing Co.

Thank you to New Buffalo Brewing Company for the kind words and continued patronage! You can also check out their kickstarter, here. Cheers!

You can view the rest of our video testimonials here.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Need A Hand(le)?

We love everything beer related, so naturally we're drawn to the art of Tap Handles. Recently, we stumbled across a collection of some very cool custom Tap Handles; here's some of our favorites.

World War II Grenade Tap Handle

Beer Ingredients Tap Handle

Deer Antlers Tap Handles

Robotic Hand Tap Handle

Dogfish Head Steampunk Tap Handle

Becks Fixed Gear Bike Tap Handle

Six Shooter Tap Handle

Lightsaber Tap Handle

Piranha Plant Tap Handle

Sapporo Sword Tap Handle

Nintendo Controller Tap Handles

Vintage Tools Tap Handles

Have any Tap Handles that you just love? Send us a picture on Facebook or Twitter!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A Visit to KegWorks

Last week, we had the pleasure of being invited to the new Kegworks store and offices for a tour. The Kegworks tagline is, "Tools for drinking", but we didn't know that they meant EVERY tool for drinking. This store has everything you could ever want for your home, bar, or party. Not in town for a visit? Just check out to browse inventory and place an order.  Kegworks also has an incredible brand personality that shines through on their Blog, Twitter, and Facebook accounts. Check them out!

Here's a few of our favorite things in the store:

The ever-impressive drinkware wall.

Every mixer you could ever want.

Taphandles, taphandles, and more taphandles...

Custom Bars, made to order.

Stone Coasters for Stone Brewing.

For more pictures from our visit, please visit our Facebook page! And for more information about KegWorks, visit their website here; Cheers!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Get Social!

If you are reading this post, chances are that you're involved in social media. There is also a good chance that you are involved in a number of different social media platforms, even if you don't realize it. The intertwining collection of social networks available to us is simply amazing, and when laid out visually can be something artistic.  The Conversation Prism, by Brian Solis and Jess3, creates a colorful curation of our social media preferences. Check it out below and visit to order the full size poster.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Drink Like an American.

Tired of drinking the same old beer every Fourth of July? Neither am I. But, if some of your backyard barbeque guests need an alcoholic change of pace, hit them with these 5 recipes and they'll be hitting the ground far before the fireworks.

THE 4th Of July Cocktail

1 ounce watermelon schnapps
1 big splash cranberry juice
1 very thin slice jalapeno or serrano pepper
1 slice lemon
1 slice lime
1 1/2 ounces tequila
1/4 ounce blue curacao
1/2 ounce simple syrup
Watermelon wedge, for garnish (optional)
 Mix the schnapps and cranberry juice in a shaker; pour into an ice-filled glass. Muddle the jalapeno pepper, lemon and lime slices, tequila, blue curacao and simple syrup (to make a batch, dissolve sugar in equal parts hot water and chill) in the shaker. Slowly strain into the glass over the red layer. Garnish with watermelon.

The Fourth Martini

1 1/2 ounces vodka
1/2 ounce triple sec
1/2 ounce blue curacao
1/2 ounce prepared sweet-and-sour mix
1 dash grenadine
Mix all ingredients except grenadine in shaker and chill then pour into a martini glass. Add grenadine and it will sink to bottom.

The Yankee Doodle

1 part UV Blue Raspberry-flavored vodka
2 parts sour
1 part tonic
Combine and serve over ice. Simple and refreshing.

Layered Patriotic Punch 

Sobe Pina Colada
Gatorade Fruit Punch
G2 Gatorade Blueberry-Pomegranate
1 Part Whipped Cream Vodka
Start by filling glasses to the brim with ice then pour the drink with the highest sugar content into the cups (Sobe Pina Colada) and fill them approximately one third full. For the second layer pour the second drink with the lower sugar content slowly (Gatorade Fruit Punch) through the ice to fill approximately the second third of the glasses. Finish with the sugar-free drink (G2 Gatorade Blueberry-Pomegranate) and top each glass with vodka. The vodka will sit on top of the creation. Be careful, this drink can be very strong!

Stars and Stripes Forever

1 oz. UV Blue Raspberry Vodka
2 oz. sour
Combine ingredients and add lemonade of your choice. Top off with a cherry.
*For a non-alcoholic version, substitute raspberry-flavored fruit juice for the vodka

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Which Beer Will Fill the Stanley Cup?

Congratulations to the Stanley Cup winning Chicago Blackhawks. Check out each city's craft beer lineup below, as we attempted to guess which beer would fill the Stanley Cup!


Samuel Adams Boston Lager - The tried and true beer that is everything Boston. If this group of beers were a hockey team, Sam Adams would be the captain.

Harpoon IPA - The Flagship beer of Harpoon Brewery is a hoppy one. It has a nice floral aroma and a slightly bitter finish.

Wachusett Blueberry - Wachusett Brewing Co. is a Massachusetts beer staple, and the brewery brings some A-game on the Blueberry Beer.

Beer Works Back Bay IPA - Beer Works brews their own beer in 2 locations in Boston, and 4 total in MA. Bruins fans always have the Back Bay to fall back on after the game.

John Harvard's Pale Ale - Named after the local Ivy League affiliate, we imagine this is what Will Hunting was throwing back before throwing fists. "How do you like them apples?"

Cambridge Brewing Co. Amber - A well balanced beer that covers everything like a 2nd line center, this beer has a deep reddish hue with a roasted flavor and a fruity hop finish.


Revolution Brewing's Eugene - A dark and velvety porter that can be found year-round. This beer just has something about it, like scoring the game winning goal.

Goose Island Pepe Nero - Another dark beer that has a grit to it, like a veteran defenseman. This beer is almost pitch black and has notes of wood ships, peppercorn, and au jus. Perfect for a grilling companion.

Half Acre Daisy Cutter Pale Ale - Easily the most drinkable on this list, Daisy Cutter is a light and balanced pale ale with a smooth finish. Have one of these to wash those intermission nachos down with something better than that light beer...

5 Rabbit 5 Lizard - This is a very interesting beer. With notes of coriander, passion fruit and citrus (notably lime); this brew goes great with any pregame meal.

Mickey Finn 847 Suburban Wheat Ale - For the Chicago brawler in all of us. This beer will get you fired up for the game and proud about your city.

Three Floyds Alpha King American Pale Ale - Arguably the most well rounded beer on the list, Three Floyds crafts a balanced APA with a clean and bright hop finish that perfectly supplements the malty sweetness. This beer matches the change in weather for NHL Playoffs.

Tell us what side you're rooting for and which local beer is your favorite on Facebook and Twitter

Monday, June 3, 2013

That Drink Suits You...

Gentlemen, it's time to suit up. While you have many options of what to wear to look your best on the dance floor, here are a few choices to make you look your best at the bar during your summer soiree.

(Gin, Vermouth, Olives)
Pairs well with: The Tuxedo
The quintessential cocktail. Bond orders his with Vodka, but you will not, because you revere tradition, because the taste of gin has far more depth than that of vodka and because nothing looks better with the crisp lines of a good tuxedo than a martini in the hands of a true cocktail man.

(Bourbon, Ice)
Pairs well with: Vests, Five O'Clock Shadow
Served neat or on the rocks, it never fails to exude Marlboro Man demeanor, without the saddle sores and lung disease. Also, it tastes great.
 Old Fashioned 
Old Fashioned
(Bourbon, Bitters, Sugar)
Pairs well with: Suspenders, Fedoras
This drink hearkens back to a simpler time and a classier crowd. A splash of bitters and a little sugar cools that liquid fire into something smoky, rich, and delicious.
Tom Collins
Tom Collins
(Gin, Simple Syrup, Lemon, Soda)
Pairs well with: Pastel Colors, Pocket Squares
A refreshing, summery drink that probably would have been the libation of choice at one of Gatsby’s parties. Drink up, Old Sport!
(Rye Whiskey, Sweet Vermouth, Bitters)
Pairs well with: The cigar tucked inside your jacket's pocket
Served up or (preferably) on the rocks, the Manhattan has a heavy alcohol content that perfectly accompanies good jazz, a smoky room and the girl you've been eyeing from across the room.

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