Satisfying the Specialty Gas Needs of Auburn Microbreweries


Call it a “movement” – or not. But this sure shows every sign of being 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 should we say “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 existence a mere six years ago! No doubt about it, people like microbrewery beers. Their sales are increasing by 6% every year. And this is while beer industry sales on the whole remain … well … flat.

Pardon us for reiterating what you may already know if you have a microbrewery or a brewpub yourself. We just figured many outsiders who enjoy 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 a proper inventory of 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 an especially 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 used for destroying bacteria in bottles and cans on the microbrewery production line.

What Auburn microbreweries and brewpubs want most from a specialty gas supplier is fast, responsive customer service. Spec Air Specialty Gases serves it up in a variety of distinctive ways. Our local focus enables us, for example, 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 precise specs,
  • promise on-time delivery of the CO2, Nitrogen, Chlorine, and other gases they depend on,
  • present custom solutions like “just-in-time” inventory,
  • take charge of product manufacture and testing to unparalleled degrees, hence assuring a uniform product of the highest quality, and
  • keep a sharp eye on production and delivery costs, developing 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 now.