(Newburyport, MA) – 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.