Environmental Water Systems recently implemented an exclusive water filtration package for the most award-winning brewery in Southern Nevada, Chicago Brewing Co. Our challenge was to provide great filtered water not just for the brewing process, but throughout the building, dispensing water for coffee, drinks, beverages and ice, keep dishes and glasses clean, protect pipes and water heaters and still create a perfect water environment for the brewery. Their brewers handcraft all the beers they serve on draft, so it was imperative the water be free of the off-taste of contaminants.
Kyle Cormier, Assistant Director of Operations and Head Brewmaster of Chicago Brewing Co. is enthusiastic that they recently won two gold medals at the Great American Beer Festival. He attributes the recent wins to the increased quality of the water. “Most breweries are stuck with the treated tap water that is delivered from their city. Breweries can boil off the chlorine to eliminate the off taste but all the other VOC’s, chlorine by-products, pollutants and contaminates still remain which would greatly lessen the quality of our product let alone compromise the integrity of our vessels and brewing equipment.”
Their new EWS water filtration has allowed them to adjust the composition of their water and fine tune their brewing process even more to get the desired result.
Mr. Cormier is happy to report on two other huge benefits: “Our staff drinks the filtered tap water in our building instead of bottled water…[and] dishwashers are running well for the first time in years.”