Startup breweries creating craft beer that offers a unique taste and drinking experience are popping up all over the country. In fact, according to Statista, the number of breweries, which includes craft (or microbreweries) large craft and non-craft breweries totaled 7450 in 2018, up from just 2475 in 2012.
The number of craft and large craft breweries are increasing dramatically across all states, which is driving the demand for beverage processing machinery. This demand is even more pronounced in the number of carbonated waters, beverages, and other drinks that are flooding local and national markets.
Finding the right type of beverage processing machinery is a critical decision for any startup beverage manufacture. Choosing equipment that does not last or that is inefficient to operate and use in your processing system is not only a bad investment, but it may also limit your ability to move into a larger market and to create a consistent quality product. Looking for efficiency in CIP (Clean in Place) technology also helps to ensure full compliance with all regulations and quality control practices.
Research the Company
Knowing what type’s of beverage processing machinery is required is only part of the solution. It is also critical to research the manufacturer and to select new equipment from a recognized leader in the industry.
Choose equipment that is modular and is designed to integrate with your system. This allows for easy expansion of your production lines while also ensuring that new equipment and increased production can be easily accommodated without costly reconfiguring of the system.