Water Pump Engine
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) at CSU went on a brewery tour at New Belgium to learn about sustainable brewing. We got to take a non-standard tour that lead us all around the facility. This is the engine that pumps all the water from the floors of the brew house to the water filters in a separate building.
This is where New Belgium does all their artwork for the various events (like Tour De Fat). The big white bubbles in the background are methane tanks. It smelled pretty bad, and it wasn't because I farted.
They don't do a ton of canning, which is why this line isn't running right now, which is unfortunate, because our guide said we would have walked on the floor if there was something running.
This machine grabs the bottles and flips them upside down. Once upside down, they are cleaned, flipped back right side up and filled with beer. Then capped and the outside is rinsed again. Then they go to get a label.
Naughty Girl Stout
Not quite sure what the top note is for, but it looks like the bottom is a label for a keg.
To make a sour beer, they have to sit from 1-3 years. This is where they sit and wait to get the sour taste.
This heat exchanger is used to cool the beer down. The beer goes through the fins from the bottom to the top to chill it.
This is a sign promoting one of their newer beers, snapshot wheat.
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