Satisfying the Specialty Gas Needs of Riverside Microbreweries


You can dismiss the idea that it’s a “trend” if you’re so inclined. But this certainly presents itself as the Age of the Microbrewery, or Craft Brewery. At the same time has come the Rise of the Brewpubs, those sometimes whimsical, sometimes classy public houses or restaurants that brew beer on the premises and are cropping up (or would that be “hopping” up?) in neighborhoods across the country anymore – including here, in Riverside. 

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 there were in 2015 – and 165% more than the 2,000 craft breweries that existed a scant six years ago! To be sure, people like microbrewery beers. Their sales are increasing by 6% yearly. And this is while beer industry sales by and large remain … well … flat.

Excuse us for stating what you undoubtedly know if you own a microbrewery or a brewpub yourself. We just concluded that a lot of outsiders who enjoy microbrewery beers would appreciate the facts too. Of course, there’s a reason we know them at Elite Air. We furnish microbreweries and brewpubs in and around Riverside with the specialty gases they rely on: CO2 and Nitrogen, primarily, but also Chlorine. Those are the top gases, at any rate. And the local connection is what’s exceedingly important to our microbrewery and brewpub customers. It’s their guarantee – a guarantee PurityPlus® is just about uniquely disposed to give – that they’ll always have access to the gases they need when they need them:

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

What Riverside microbreweries and brewpubs want most from a specialty gas supplier is fast, responsive customer service. Elite Air serves it up in a variety of distinctive ways. Our local outlook lets us, for example…

  • forge close, personal partnerships with each and every one of our microbrewery and brewpub customers,
  • provide more of the face-time and technical wisdom they appreciate,
  • better understand their needs so we can meet even their strictest specs,
  • promise on-time delivery of the CO2, Nitrogen, Chlorine, and other gases they count on,
  • present custom solutions like “just-in-time” inventory,
  • take charge of product manufacture and testing to unprecedented degrees, hence assuring a predictably trustworthy product of the highest quality, and
  • control production and delivery costs, giving rise to efficiencies that help us keep our prices among the most affordable in the industry.

It makes sense, then, that lots more microbreweries and brewpubs are calling on PurityPlus® for the gases that keep their beers bubbly and their customers happy. Need more of that yourself? Consult with Elite Air here in Riverside now.