BOSTON — Zajac, a Maine-based processing and packaging integrator, recently completed a seven-month project to design, fabricate, integrate and install equipment at Dorchester Brewing Company. Located in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood, the new, state-of-the-art 25,000-square-foot partner brewing facility opened late last month and will serve up to 20 craft beers.
Currently, the craft beer industry is experiencing double-digit growth, and contract and partner brewers like Dorchester Brewing Company are playing a significant role in getting new brews into the hands of consumers. From design and engineering to construction and commissioning, Zajac designed and integrated high-quality heating, cooling and packaging systems for the brewery. As a result of their work together, Dorchester Brewing Company will be able to achieve superior repeatability and quality in its brewing and packaging processes.
“Our customers are craft brewers who rely on us to take their recipes and produce and package their beers with the highest level of precision and accuracy,” said Matt Malloy, CEO and co-founder of Dorchester Brewing Company. “Zajac’s superior design and equipment installation mean that we can offer greater efficiencies, capacity and quality control to our brewers.”
In addition to supporting the state-of-the-art brewing system overall, Zajac designed, fabricated and installed an innovative spent grain management system, located within the brewery walls, which can house up to five batches of spent grain, increasing the sustainability of Dorchester Brewing Company’s operations.
“Our team is passionate about the beer industry, and we’ve been working within it for more than 25 years. When Dorchester Brewing Company needed help building its brewery, the company knew we had the experience and expertise to develop an innovative and economical system that would benefit not only its operations, but its craft-beer clients as well,” said Laura Zajac, president of Zajac.
Established in 1975, Zajac is a processing and packaging integrator providing high-purity piping and packaging systems to the food/beverage, pharmaceutical, brewery and personal care industries. Founded on principles of quality workmanship, process expertise, teamwork and dedication to customer service, the company has grown to include 77 employees and offices in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Learn more at www.zajacllc.com.
About Dorchester Brewing Company
Established in July 2016, Dorchester Brewing Company is a 25,000-square-foot contract and partner brewing facility and Taproom located at 1250 Massachusetts Ave. Founded by Travis Lee, Matt Malloy, Todd Charbonneau and Holly Irgens, Dorchester Brewing Company provides commercial brewers of any size, ability and scale a turnkey opportunity to produce beer, package barrelage (including bottling, kegging and canning) and market and store their products in a Boston-area facility. Dorchester Brewing Company is about helping brewers make the best beer they can, as well as providing guidance and services to grow their business. To learn more, visit www.dorchesterbrewing.com.