Inside the Butter Lab

An assessment of acidity and butterfat for a few premium butters by Chief Butter Professional, Drew. For butter nerds, comparisons of butter attributes across brands is de rigueur conversation.  Being butter nerds ourselves, we felt it necessary (nay interesting and...

Banner Butter Local Gift Guide 2015

Our Atlanta Holiday Gift Guide is here! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite local products made by some of our favorite local makers for this year’s Banner Butter Local Gift Guide. Big Daddy Biscuits These are pawsitively wonderful. 7.5 oz. bag of Farm-to-Table dog...

The Right NYE Champagne for Butter Lovers

image: Nik ArthurPost by our friend Manjula deSilva, wine buyer and educator. In 15 or so years of being in the wine business I’ve never been asked that question. But then, I only just met Drew McBath. Our encounter started off innocuously enough – he was looking for...

Reclaiming Tradition :: Part III

In Part II, our owner, Drew, talked about our culturing process.  If you missed it, you can read more here. III. Our Churning and Working Process Both big brand sweet cream and cultured butters typically use large continuous churns that suck in cream at one end and...

Reclaiming Tradition :: Part II

In Part I, our owner, Drew, talked about the carefully selected cream that then becomes our butter.  If you missed it, you can read more here. II. Our Culturing Process 99.9% of the butter you can buy in the store today in North America is made from sweet cream.  That...

Reclaiming Tradition :: Part I

This blog post is coming from Drew McBath, our owner, founder, and master butter maker.   Banner’s production kitchen can be really lonely at 5:30am.  But hey, preparing and culturing heavy cream for the next day’s churning and packaging session in the wee hours...