BrewDog opts for German efficiency at its new brewery

By: JimOldfield

July 17th, 2012

BrewDog has chosen German specialists Esau & Hueber to design and install the cold process area of its new brewery, currently being built near Ellon in Aberdeenshire.

BrewDog brewing director Martin Dickie said: We chose Esau & Hueber as the supplier of the new cold process area package, as they fully understood our requirements and provided a solution which met our technological requirements, budget and construction timeline”.

With the 100hl Rolec brewhouse already under construction, it is now a race to get the new fermenters, bright beer tanks, CIP system, yeast propagation and storage and water storage tanks on site, ready for start-up later on this year.

A phased migration of some of the existing brewing equipment from BrewDog’s current Fraserburgh home will take place once the new Ellon site is operational.

Founded six years ago by two men and a dog, BrewDog is now Scotland’s largest independently-owned brewery.

It produces some 600,000 bottles per month for export to a clutch of countries across Europe, North America and Australia.

Esau & Hueber have been supplying process equipment in to the brewing industry for more than 90 years. ”