(512) Brew News

More Tanks = More Beer! by Kevin - Owner/Brewer
March 17, 2010, 1:26 am
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About two weeks ago, we received two new 60BBL (barrel) fermentation tanks. After standing them up  they were plumbed and the first was filled with (512) IPA within 24 hours of arrival! The second was filled a day or so later as well!

Adding these beauties increases our fermentation capacity from 170BBL to 290BBL, or a 70% increase since last June. Amazingly, we’ve already more than tripled the original capacity of 90BBL.

Now, what does that mean in terms of beer? Assuming it takes on average 3 weeks from the start of fermentation until the tank can be used again, or about 15 turns a year (with yield)… originally we had an annual capacity of about 1300 BBL per year (bbl=barrel=31gallons). With these new tanks and the 80BBL tank we installed last June, we now can produce over 4000 BBL a year !

We’re really looking forward to having some breathing room to enable us to get ahead, continue to expand (512) beer availability and to be able to produce new and exciting seasonal and one-off creations.

Come out the SPRING OPEN HOUSE this Saturday and see the new tanks in person.


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512 beer is destined to be like Blue Bell Icecream. Local and simply the best.

Comment by Joe

More IPA, more Alt, please. Your Alt is very close to the Altbiers I sampled in Dusseldorf last August, which I suppose is as you intended. The open house was a madhouse, as usual — what you really need is to open up a dedicated, 512-only brewpub somewhere in a commercial strip downtown, to let your clientele sample your brews as nature intended.

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