SODA, BAR BUILDING, AND SERVING ICE CREAM
the brewery we try to be crafty. Sometimes we don’t always get to show off our beers, in the case of Trondheim rocks, EC Dahls had the monopoly. No worries, we will just develop 5 non alcoholic beverages and serve them alongside our award winning ice cream.
REINS KLOSTER ARTS AND CRAFTS DIVISION
Getting covered in that sweet sweet sawdust
This was our first festival of the season and as such we needed to reevaluate our mobile bar experience for the season. Hans wanted to create a lightweight modular system that could be packed down and fit in both the Reinsmobile 1 and Reinswagon 1. We opted on aluminum extrusion profiles.
REINS KLOSTER FOOD SCIENCE AND BREWING INNOVATION DEPARTMENT
H A C C P
Beer is pretty safe stuff. Most historians would tell you its probably one of the safest beverages in the history of beverages to drink. Mostly because it has alcohol, lower ph, anaerobic environment and lots of very competitive microbes which carve out a niche in the wort preventing the growth of any that might do you harm. Besides, most beer gets boiled!
Soda is not beer.
So when I’m responsible for dispensing beverages to the public its time to get serious about safety. HACCP or hazard analysis critical control points is a fancy system us foodies use to evaluate risk factors and mitigate them. In the case of this application, I opted on a sealed in package pasteurization and and pre boil of many of the other ingredients.
To facilitate this I transformed our brew kettle into a giant water bath, used our mash long probe thermometer as a center depth thermometer, and tracked and calculated pasteurization units on my handy dandy spreadsheet program.
FROM THE PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF HEAD BREWER MIKEY MIKE
I would love to come back to this festival. Though it would be great if the food court could show off some craft beers from the local community too. I have to say its pretty greedy for our big boy brewer’s in town to give off an image of craft and collaboration and when push comes to shove they are all about monopolies and squeezing us small crafty folks out of the margins.
If anyone followed Beavertown brewery’s recent sell out to Heineken you might get a better understanding of the obvious backlash from the craft beer community, when you deal with this behavior daily. It gets tiring when you talk to another potential customer whom can’t take your beer only because the local big guy has a strangehold contract demanding 90% sales volume or we pull the plug on you.
On a personal note, making soda for the public and not just my backyard was awesome. Hope you guys enjoyed my products.
~Mikey “Mikegyver” Mike