Meeting the Specialty Gas Needs of Denver Microbreweries


Whether it’s a “movement” or not is pretty much a matter of 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 quirky, sometimes upscale 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 Denver. 

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 even six years ago! To be sure, people like microbrewery beers. Their sales are increasing by 6% every year. And this is while beer industry sales broadly remain … well … flat.

Pardon us for stating what you undoubtedly know if you have a microbrewery or a brewpub yourself. We just thought many outsiders who are fond of microbrewery beers would appreciate the facts too. Of course, it makes sense that we’d know them at Rocky Mountain Air Solutions. We supply microbreweries and brewpubs in and around Denver with the specialty gases they need: CO2 and Nitrogen, mostly, but also Chlorine. Those are the top gases, anyhow. And the local link is what’s supremely important to our microbrewery and brewpub customers. It’s their assurance – an assurance PurityPlus® is well-nigh uniquely disposed to extend – that they’ll always have on hand the gases they need when they need them:

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

What Denver microbreweries and brewpubs rely on above all else from a specialty gas supplier is quick, responsive customer service. Rocky Mountain Air Solutions serves it up in a variety of distinctive ways. Our local orientation permits us, for instance, to…

  • forge close, personal partnerships with each and every one of our microbrewery and brewpub customers,
  • give more of the face-time and technical expertise they treasure,
  • better comprehend their needs so we can fulfill even their most rigorous specs,
  • promise on-time delivery of the CO2, Nitrogen, Chlorine, and other gases they count on,
  • offer custom solutions like “just-in-time” inventory,
  • control product manufacture and testing to unrivaled degrees, consequently assuring a uniform product of the highest quality, and
  • control production and delivery costs, creating efficiencies that help us keep our prices among the most economical in the industry.

It stands to reason, then, that lots more microbreweries and brewpubs are calling on PurityPlus® for the gases that keep their beers bubbly and their customers happy. Want more of that yourself? Contact Rocky Mountain Air Solutions here in Denver right away.