Brewery Equipment 360 – Need To Know
The pace of new brewery openings is still roaring with at least 1,049 new brewery openings in 2018, according to the Brewers Association. Many of these new openings are small. Very small. Like two barrel system small. This allows people who want to dive into the industry to do so with very little capital investment. A two barrel system requires little square footage, can be purchased for under $100,000 and can get a brewer-wannabie open quickly, easily and cheaply.
But will it work? The answer is probably not.
Doing the math without the reality of owning a business or knowing the pitfalls and difficulties of operating a commercial brewery and selling direct to the consumer might “work on paper.” But as this interesting discussion on the ProBrewer Discussion forum points out, reality paints a different picture. Waste in the brewing process, waste at the taps, costs of employees, legal costs of owning a business, buying brewing ingredients in small quantities and so on all add up. Not to mention the cost of conforming to state, federal and local health department regulations, fire department codes as well as regulations from the state alcohol beverage control and other regulatory agencies. Best plan? Do your research. Carefully!
Keurig Dr Pepper has partnered with Anheuser-Busch InBev to market an automated home bar system that makes cocktails using K-cup type pods similar to home coffee machines. But instead of a wake-you-up caffeine drink, the machine will quick-produce a wide variety of alcoholic mixed drinks.
As reported in Food & Wine, the cocktail machine will roll out in Missouri, Florida, and California this year.
DME has announced that it will re-open its Charlottetown based manufacturing facility under new ownership. The organization, which was placed in receivership in November 2018, has been purchased by CIMC Enric Tank & Process B.V. (CETP), a subsidiary of CIMC ENRIC Holdings Ltd.
DME Process Systems Ltd. will continue to manufacture both the DME and NSI brands out of the Charlottetown location. While DME Process Systems Ltd. is a new entity, they will work with previously installed DME and NSI breweries for any parts, service or expansion needs.
CETP is based out of the Netherlands and is one of the largest suppliers of tank and process equipment for the beverage and liquid food industries.
According to the Canadian news outlet CBC, Diversified Metal Engineering (DME) is negotiating with a potential buyer. Canadian-based DME, which manufacturers brewing equipment, left many breweries stranded after paying deposits on DME equipment yet to be delivered. Details of the negotiations were not released, but left hope that DME may resurface.
Canadian brewery equipment manufacturer Diversified Metal Engineering (DME) has gone into receivership, most likely stranding many brewers who have paid deposits on brewing equipment still under production. The company has been a well-known supplier of breweries and tanks to the craft brewing industry since 1991.