SMT is in the finishing stages of building a 30 BBL brewhouse and cellar equipment for Reason Beer in Charlottesville, Virginia. We are very excited to be working on a project this close to home, because we’re often building breweries thousands of miles away and all over the country.
Reason Beer commissioned us to build, ship, and install a 30-barrel brewing system, which we built right here in our 85,000 sq.ft. facility in Ridgeway, Virginia.
Why Reason Beer Is Going to Be a Spectacular Brewery
If you haven’t heard of Reason Beer yet, you will soon. One of the founders, Mark Fulton, has one of the most decorated brewing careers in the nation. He formerly served as the head brewer for Maine Beer Company, one of the most famous breweries in the country.
A local Charlottesville news source wrote a carefully crafted piece about Reason Beer and provided two reasons why this brewery will stand out from the competition: 1) the brewer and 2) the style of beer. We highly encourage you to read the article by Charlottesville 29 in full if you’re interested in learning more about Reason.
Also – we can tell you firsthand – their brewing equipment will be top-of-the-line, which actually can have more of an impact on product quality than you might think. We use a very special stainless steel formula that makes equipment much easier to clean. As any brewer knows, it doesn’t take much to spoil a batch of beer.
The Brewing Equipment We’re Installing for Reason Beer
30BBL – 2vsl Brewhouse with our new under-screen water flushing system and sampling utility sink. The under-screen helps brewers flush spent grain more efficiently, minimizing lauter screen cleaning.
Reason decided to double the size of their Hot Water Tank (hot liquor tank) and will be using a steam heat exchange to keep water at the perfect strike temperature.
RAD Mills will be supplying the grain handing equipment. A 5HP 2-Roll Mill and flex auger that brings grain to the big 1600LB Grist Case that SMT is building.
Go Check Out Reason Beer Today
Reason Beer will have a tasting room onsite, so be sure to go check them out for yourself when brewery opens. We’ll be the first ones in line. If you’re a professional brewer in Virginia, here are a few resources that available to commercial brewers here in the Commonwealth.
Learn More About Building a Brewery with SMT
If you are a brewer or own a brewery, contact us to learn more about the brewery equipment we install for craft and production brewers all across the country. We have also built a wide range of custom pasteurizer systems.