At Brew Detroit we use state of art technology to consistently produce the highest quality packaged beer in the most efficient manner possible. Our Brewhouse consists of 2-bulk Two Row base malt silos each capable of holding a bulk truckload of malt. We also have the ability to use malt from supersacks & standard size malt bags. We have a Buhler Compact Malt Mill and a 100-barrel fully automated Braukon 3-vessel Brewing System with automated CIP.
Fermentation & Maturation is carried out in 200 or 400-barrel glycol jacketed cylindro-conical tanks, with a total cellar capacity of 4800 barrels. Flexibility in yeast strain selection is accomplished with a 10-barrel temperature controlled yeast propagation vessel which allows for 24-hour step-up propagations of new yeast strains. Process cleaning is performed with a fully automated 4-vessel CIP System. Any desired beer clarification level can be consistently achieved with our recently installed Andritz Centrifuge and our fully enclosed modular Lenticular Sheet Filter.
Brew Detroit, located in Corktown, is a leading manufacturer of contracted beer brands. The facility is approximately 68,000 square feet and has three separate production lines covering a myriad of packaging formats. Brew Detroit provides personalized service to meet your specific needs in contract manufacturing, brewing and container filling, blending, packaging, and fulfillment services for a wide variety of beer.
Brew Detroit is dedicated to the success of our customers and their product needs.
Whether it is a new product introduction, overflow capacity production, or secondary packaging, our team is dedicated to help you succeed while supporting your processing and packaging needs.
Brew Detroit has three separate production lines and four fillers. The filling lines consist of a 24 head canning with chipboard wrap cases in 6, 12 and 15-packs, two Crown 72 head fillers for different size glass containers and a MicroMat 2/2 keg line. The glass line has the ability to apply front and back labels.
Brew Detroit’s packaging lines are equipped with twist rinsing for cleanliness, coding containers for lot traceability, x-ray for cans, fill volume inspection and label detection for our glass containers.
Our SABCO Nano-Magic™ pilot system is a valuable part of our brewing operations. The Nano-Magic™ system allows our Brewers the freedom to develop new beer styles which are made available as part of our Tasting Room’s weekly featured beer rotations. The Nano-Magic™ system provides an excellent test platform for refining our larger scale beer brewing operations. We offer our Customers the opportunity to use the Nano-Magic™ system for development of their own new beer styles which we then scale-up to our 100-barrel Braukon Brewing System .
Quality beer is our goal and to achieve this we perform extensive testing throughout the brewing process utilizing an array of lab equipment. Using our Haffmans c-DGM we can ensure consist carbonation as well as measuring and minimizing Dissolved oxygen throughout the brewing and packaging process. Our UV-Vis Spectrometer is currently being used to quantify the bitterness levels and color of each batch. The Funke-Gerber Alcolyzer we use in the lab gives us exact measurements of ABV, ABW, OE, AE/RE, and ADF. Also in the laboratory, we have a comprehensive culturing program to ensure no microbiological contaminants make it into any part of the brewing and packaging process. As part of our microbiological analysis we utilize a dark field microscope to examine yeast numbers, viability and morphology. To ensure cleanliness around the Brewery we utilize ATP swap testing. We are always aware of the shelf-life of beer and maintain a vast aging library so that we can verify and assure shelf-life at every opportunity. Finally, In the most important step we use sensory analysis and have a panel of trained professionals to analyze every batch before it leaves the Brewery for any defects as well as monitoring aged samples to ensure the beer we produced today is still great on the shelf or in a Customers beer fridge months later. Our focus on quality ensures that our customers will get the most consistent high-quality beer they have come to expect from us.