Left Hand Brewing posted a photo to its facebook page yesterday of their new 500 barrel Rolec brite tank being installed at the brewery.
A brite tank holds beer that has been filtered and is ready to be packaged. Company spokesperson, Emily Armstrong, tells us the new tank will mainly be used to hold big batches of Milk Stout.
You might remember Left Hand announced at the 2011 Great American Beer Fest (GABF) that it would begin selling their bottled Milk Stout ‘Nitro’ nationwide this year. The company currently relies on one 180 barrel and two 60 barrel tanks. Armstrong said those will still be used and should help the brewery to be more “flexible.”
“It will be a huge help to production in terms of creating additional space and time efficiency,” she said.
The brewery will also receive three new 480 barrel fermentation tanks next month which, along with the new brite tank, should help Left Hand achieve its 2012 goal of 50 percent growth.
The company grew 49.4 percent in 2011, producing 36,833 barrels (12,000 more than 2010).