Krones has accepted a bid from New Glarus Brewing Company, New Glarus, Wisconsin, for the erection of a Greenfield brewery with a yearly capacity of 120,000 hL.
The order includes the malt house, malt handling and cleaning, the brew house, the whole cold area with yeast propagation and storage as well as the connection of the new process section to an existing Krones filling line. Also, the complete engineering including all necessary utilities such as water, steam, CO2 or air and automating the brewery with the process control system Botec are an integral part of the order.
The brewhouse will be equipped with Steinecker's state-of-the-art technologies, among which are a 5 t/h grist mill type Variomill, the mashing system ShakesBeer, the lauter tun Pegasus and the wort boiling system Stromboli with energy storage. In the first expansion phase, the brewhouse will cast 6 brews per day at 120 hL each. To be able to produce 12 brews, the brewhouse just has to be supplemented by one pre-run vessel. In combination with the appropriate tank farm and utility expansion, the total capacity of the brewery may be increased to 300,000 hL per year.