Satisfying the Specialty Gas Needs of Auburn Microbreweries


You can dismiss the idea that it’s a “movement” if you choose. But this certainly looks like the Age of the Microbrewery, or Craft Brewery. At the same time has come the Rise of the Brewpubs, those sometimes quirky, sometimes posh public houses or restaurants that brew beer on the premises and are cropping up (or might that better be “hopping” up?) in neighborhoods across the continent anymore – including here, in Auburn. 

Industry statistics reveal that, of the 5,301 U.S. breweries operating in 2016, 99% of them were craft breweries. That’s 700 more than there were in 2015 – and 165% more than the 2,000 craft breweries in operation a mere six years ago! Clearly, people like microbrewery beers. Their sales are increasing by 6% annually. And this is while beer industry sales on the whole remain … well … flat.

Pardon us for reiterating what you likely know if you have a microbrewery or a brewpub yourself. We just figured a lot of outsiders who delight in microbrewery beers would appreciate the facts too. Of course, it’s perfectly reasonable that we’d know them at Spec Air Specialty Gases. We provide microbreweries and brewpubs in and around Auburn with the specialty gases they rely on: CO2 and Nitrogen, primarily, but also Chlorine. Those are the top gases, anyhow. And the local link is what’s extremely important to our microbrewery and brewpub customers. It’s their guarantee – a guarantee PurityPlus® is just about uniquely disposed to give – that they’ll always have on hand the gases they need when they need them:

  • the bulk containers of CO2 to add “fizz” to their beers – in bottles or cans on microbrewery production lines and in mugs or glasses when dispensed at the brewpub bar;
  • the Nitrogen so indispensible to developing a particularly smooth, creamy Guinness-style beer and, more predominantly, for impeding oxidation in the headspace of a bottle or can, which can change taste and color;
  • the Nitrogen for use at brewpubs in dispensing draught beer; and
  • the Chlorine wiping out bacteria in bottles and cans on the microbrewery production line.

What Auburn microbreweries and brewpubs want most from a specialty gas supplier is quick, responsive customer service. Spec Air Specialty Gases serves it up in a number of distinctive ways. Our local focus enables us, for instance, to…

  • form close, personal partnerships with each of our microbrewery and brewpub customers,
  • impart more of the face-time and technical wisdom they treasure,
  • better understand their needs so we can meet even their most exacting specs,
  • guarantee on-time delivery of the CO2, Nitrogen, Chlorine, and other gases they count on,
  • present custom solutions like “just-in-time” inventory,
  • take charge of product manufacture and testing to unparalleled degrees, hence assuring a predictably trustworthy product of the highest quality, and
  • keep a sharp eye on production and delivery costs, bringing about efficiencies that help us keep our prices among the fairest in the industry.

No wonder, then, that ever more microbreweries and brewpubs are calling on PurityPlus® for the gases that keep their beers bubbly and their customers happy. Want more of that yourself? Talk with Spec Air Specialty Gases here in Auburn today.