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Brewery of Nashville, Tennessee,
Lagunitas Brewing Co. of Petaluma,
California, Crown Valley Brewery
of St. Genevieve, Missouri, and
Two Roads Brewing Co. of Stanford,
Connecticut.
With the introduction of BRAUMAT,
daily production at Schlafly Bottle-
works increased 30 percent. The
brewery produced 30,000 barrels in
2009, the first year BRAUMAT was
implemented, despite having been
closed for about a month to install the
new machinery. More recently,
Schlafly Bottleworks was able to hit
the 50,000-barrel mark in 2013, which
doubled their initial projections.
The automation at Schlafly Bottle-
works has improved not only
efficiency, but also the quality of the
jobs themselves. As Ottolini men-
tions, “BRAUMAT controls a lot of
the devices that we could control by
hand if there were a lot of people in
the brewhouse, and if every one of
them was singularly focused.”
By allowing the BRAUMAT to
control mundane processes, the
brewers are able to focus more on
the beer itself, rather than just the
brewing process. Craft brewing is,
after all, a tradition of creativity.
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“BRAUMAT controls a lot of the devices that we could
control by hand if there were a lot of people in the brewhouse,
and if every one of them was singularly focused.”
James Ottolini
Bottles coming down the line at Schlafly Bottleworks.
Schlafly brews about 50 different styles of beer, including draft, season, and special edition varieties.
Contact info:
The Saint Louis Brewery, LLC.
2100 Locust Street
St. Louis, MO 63103 USA
Tel: (314)-241-2337
Contact info:
Siemens Industry, Inc.
Industrial Automation
3333 Old Milton Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30005 USA
Tel: 1-800-964-4114
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