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Feature: A cool brew

A US brewery required an innovative cooling system for its craft beer production

In late 2015, Two Roads Brewing Co. in Connecticut, US, was looking to expand its fast-growing brewery and needed the expertise of a leading-edge HVAC/R manufacturer to assist it. Phil Markowski, master brewer, and Mike Wight, director of operations contacted a local HVAC contractor, who put them in touch with Gregg Mello in the Carrier Enterprise (CE) Connecticut office, who heads up the region’s craft beer cooling division and is a knowledgeable and passionate craft-brewing enthusiast. Combining Two Roads’ expansion needs, Mello’s craft brewing expertise, and Carrier’s specialised chiller equipment, CE designed a cutting-edge system that would exceed Two Roads’ expectations.

The Stratford brewing company started its brewery in 2012 with an 80 horsepower (hp) chiller system installed in a building built in the 1920s that was the former home of US Baird Manufacturing Co., a metal-forming machinery manufacturer. With its funky, retro vibe and unique lifestyle philosophy, Two Roads became very popular right from the start and grew quickly. In late 2015,...

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