Satisfying the Specialty Gas Needs of Cincinnati Microbreweries


Whether it’s a “movement” or not is open to debate. But this sure shows every sign of being the Age of the Microbrewery, or Craft Brewery. At the same time has come the Rise of the Brewpubs, those sometimes whimsical, sometimes ritzy public houses or restaurants that brew beer on the premises and are cropping up (or should we say “hopping” up?) in neighborhoods across the continent anymore – including here, in Cincinnati. 

Industry statistics reveal that, of the 5,301 U.S. breweries operating in 2016, 99% of them were craft breweries. That’s 700 more than existed in 2015 – and 165% more than the 2,000 craft breweries in existence just six years ago! To be sure, people like microbrewery beers. Their sales are rising by 6% annually. And this is while beer industry sales in the main remain … well … flat.

Excuse us for restating what you likely know if you run a microbrewery or a brewpub yourself. We just figured many outsiders who delight in microbrewery beers would get a kick out of knowing the facts too. Of course, there’s a reason we know them at Wright Brothers. We supply microbreweries and brewpubs in and around Cincinnati with the specialty gases they rely on: CO2 and Nitrogen, mostly, but also Chlorine. Those are the top gases, at any rate. And the local link is what’s immensely important to our microbrewery and brewpub customers. It’s their guarantee – a guarantee PurityPlus® is just about uniquely situated to offer – that they’ll always have a sufficient inventory of the gases they need when they need them:

  • the bulk containers of CO2 to add “fizz” to their beers – in bottles or cans on microbrewery production lines and in mugs or glasses when dispensed at the brewpub bar;
  • the Nitrogen so indispensible to developing a very smooth, creamy Guinness-style beer and, more typically, for thwarting oxidation in the headspace of a bottle or can, which can change taste and color;
  • the Nitrogen for use at brewpubs in dispensing draught beer; and
  • the Chlorine used to wipe out bacteria in bottles and cans on the microbrewery production line.

What Cincinnati microbreweries and brewpubs want most from a specialty gas supplier is speedy, responsive customer service. Wright Brothers delivers it in various distinctive ways. Our local frame of reference permits us, for instance, to…

  • build close, personal partnerships with each of our microbrewery and brewpub customers,
  • share more of the face-time and technical knowledge they appreciate,
  • better grasp their needs so we can satisfy even their strictest specs,
  • promise on-time delivery of the CO2, Nitrogen, Chlorine, and other gases they depend on,
  • present custom solutions like “just-in-time” inventory,
  • control product manufacture and testing to groundbreaking degrees, thus assuring a uniform product of the highest quality, and
  • control production and delivery costs, instituting efficiencies that help us keep our prices among the most reasonable in the industry.

It makes sense, then, that a lot more microbreweries and brewpubs are partnering with PurityPlus® for the gases that keep their beers bubbly and their customers happy. Looking for more of that yourself? Get hold of Wright Brothers here in Cincinnati today.