Meeting the Specialty Gas Needs of Albany Microbreweries


You can reject the notion of it being a “movement” if you’re so inclined. But this certainly comes across as 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 nationwide anymore – including here, in Albany. 

Industry statistics disclose 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 a mere six years ago! To be sure, people like microbrewery beers. Their sales are escalating by 6% yearly. And this is while beer industry sales overall remain … well … flat.

Forgive us for regurgitating what you may well know if you run a microbrewery or a brewpub yourself. We just thought lots of outsiders who enjoy microbrewery beers would like to know the facts too. Of course, it stands to reason that we’d know them at Noble Gas Solutions. We furnish microbreweries and brewpubs in and around Albany with the specialty gases they need: CO2 and Nitrogen, primarily, but also Chlorine. Those are the top gases, at any rate. And the local bond is what’s extremely important to our microbrewery and brewpub customers. It’s their pledge – a pledge PurityPlus® is almost uniquely situated to extend – 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 indispensible to developing a very smooth, creamy Guinness-style beer and, more typically, for preventing 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 in killing bacteria in bottles and cans on the microbrewery production line.

What Albany microbreweries and brewpubs desire most of all from a specialty gas supplier is speedy, responsive customer service. Noble Gas Solutions serves it up in a variety of distinctive ways. Our local focus lets us, for instance…

  • forge close, personal partnerships with all of our microbrewery and brewpub customers,
  • give more of the face-time and technical wisdom they appreciate,
  • better grasp their needs so we can satisfy even their strictest specs,
  • guarantee on-time delivery of the CO2, Nitrogen, Chlorine, and other gases they depend on,
  • provide custom solutions like “just-in-time” inventory,
  • control product manufacture and testing to unparalleled degrees, consequently assuring a predictably trustworthy product of the highest quality, and
  • manage production and delivery costs, initiating efficiencies that help us keep our prices among the most economical in the industry.

It makes sense, then, that ever more microbreweries and brewpubs are looking to PurityPlus® for the gases that keep their beers bubbly and their customers happy. Like more of that yourself? Get in touch with Noble Gas Solutions here in Albany today.