Meeting the Specialty Gas Needs of Beaumont Microbreweries12/04/2017 You can deny that it’s a “movement” if you’re so inclined. But this does appear to be the Age of the Microbrewery, or Craft Brewery. Along with it has come the Rise of the Brewpubs, those sometimes quirky, sometimes upscale public houses or restaurants that brew beer on the premises and are cropping up (or might that better be “hopping” up?) in neighborhoods nationwide anymore – including here, in Beaumont. Industry statistics disclose that, of the 5,301 U.S. breweries operating in 2016, 99% of them were craft breweries. That’s 700 more than were around in 2015 – and 165% more than the 2,000 craft breweries that existed just six years ago! To be sure, people like microbrewery beers. Their sales are escalating by 6% annually. And this is while beer industry sales by and large remain … well … flat. Excuse us for repeating what you undoubtedly know if you manage a microbrewery or a brewpub yourself. We just thought many outsiders who enjoy microbrewery beers would appreciate the facts too. Of course, there’s a reason we know them at Coastal Welding Supply. We provide microbreweries and brewpubs in and around Beaumont with the specialty gases they depend on: CO2 and Nitrogen, primarily, but also Chlorine. Those are the top gases, anyway. And the local connection is what’s supremely important to our microbrewery and brewpub customers. It’s their pledge – a pledge PurityPlus® is almost uniquely positioned to extend – that they’ll always have a sufficient 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 creating an especially smooth, creamy Guinness-style beer and, more predominantly, for preventing oxidation in the headspace of a bottle or can, which can affect 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 Beaumont microbreweries and brewpubs want most from a specialty gas supplier is quick, responsive customer service. Coastal Welding Supply provides it in various distinctive ways. Our local perspective allows us, for example, to… form close, personal partnerships with each and every one of our microbrewery and brewpub customers, extend more of the face-time and technical insight they treasure, better understand their needs so we can meet even their strictest specs, assure on-time delivery of the CO2, Nitrogen, Chlorine, and other gases they depend on, deliver custom solutions like “just-in-time” inventory, take charge of product manufacture and testing to exceptional degrees, thereby assuring a predictably trustworthy product of the highest quality, and control production and delivery costs, instituting efficiencies that help us keep our prices among the most reasonable in the industry. Little wonder, then, that a lot more microbreweries and brewpubs are signing on with PurityPlus® for the gases that keep their beers bubbly and their customers happy. Think you could use more of that yourself? Get in touch with Coastal Welding Supply here in Beaumont today.