Wednesday, September 19, 2012
New MA Brewery To Open Brewhouse
Newburyport Brewing Company Chooses Smart Machine Technologies (SMT) as Brewhouse Manufacturer
20‐Barrel Turnkey Steam‐Fired Brewhouse Will Serve as Showpiece System for New England Region
Newburyport, MA ‐ September 18, 2012 ‐ The Newburyport Brewing Company ™ announced today that it has chosen Smart Machine Technologies (SMT), a world‐class manufacturer of American‐made food and beverage systems, to build a 20‐barrel, three vessel steam‐fired turnkey brewhouse for the Company's craft beer production facility headquartered in Newburyport, Massachusetts.
SMT will also provide the Newburyport Brewing Company with six 40‐barrel fermentation vessels, two 40‐barrel bright tanks, hot and cold liquor tanks, and a complete grain handling system. As part of the business partnership, the Newburyport Brewing Company will serve as a showpiece brewery for SMT and will welcome visits and inquiries from other craft breweries considering SMT brewing equipment.
"We evaluated competitive quotes from several brewhouse manufacturers and consulted with a number of craft breweries to make the best decision for our Company," says Bill Fisher, co‐founder and chief operations officer. "In the end, we chose SMT for their in‐house brewing expertise, ability to fabricate and customize a world‐class system designed for our specific brewing needs, quick turnaround, excellent customer service and attention to detail throughout our due diligence process."
The Newburyport Brewing Company's brewhouse includes a mash tun complete with rakes and steam jacket for step infusion mashing, an oversized brew kettle with whirlpool inlet, and a custom whirlpool vessel for rapid knockout and efficient double‐batch brew days. Forty‐barrel hot and cold liquor tanks, as well as a plate and frame heat exchanger gives the system outstanding heat recovery. Multi‐zone jacketed fermenters and bright tanks include screens for hops and spice additions.
"Most importantly, the system from SMT enables us to consistently brew the highest quality beer, while offering flexibility and efficiencies to brew a wide range of styles that consumers and contract brewers may demand in the future," states Chris Webb co‐founder and chief executive officer.
Newburyport Brewing Company's brewhouse is slated to arrive on December 10, 2012. After a three day
installation, the Company will begin brewing its three flagship beers for New England consumers.
About Smart Machine Technologies
Smart Machine Technologies (SMT) is a world‐class designer, fabricator, and manufacturer of custom‐made food and beverage systems. Since 1992, SMT has provided American‐made brewing and packaging equipment for Anheuser‐Busch and MillerCoors. With a rich history of brewery design and manufacturing, SMT now provides their deep knowledge base and equipment engineering expertise to the craft brewing industry. From 2‐barrel turnkey nanobrewery systems to 30‐barrel multi‐vessel brewhouses, SMT is a leader in custom small brewing systems and equipment. SMT is headquartered in Ridgeway, VA with an 85,000 square foot manufacturing facility located in Martinsville, VA. Visit us on the Web at http://www.smtfood.net/Brewing/index.html .
About Newburyport Brewing Company, Inc.
The Newburyport Brewing Company is a privately held craft brewery dedicated to brewing the highest quality craft beer products for local and regional consumers. Founded in 2012, the Company is Massachusetts' first and only exclusive keg and can craft brewery and one‐stop contract brewing and canning provider. Co‐founded by two local Newburyport entrepreneurs, musicians, and home brewers ‐ Chris Webb and Bill Fisher ‐ the company aims to capture the essence of Newburyport's quaint seaside character across a line of great tasting handcrafted ales. Newburyport Brewing Company uses premium quality natural ingredients in three products: Newburyport Pale Ale™, Plum Island Belgian White™, and Green Head IPA™.
Visit us on the Web at http://www.nbptbrewing.com .
Co‐Founder and COO
Newburyport Brewing Company