Fulfilling the Specialty Gas Needs of Springfield Microbreweries12/04/2017 You can reject the notion of it being a “movement” if you choose. But this does appear to be the Age of the Microbrewery, or Craft Brewery. At the same time has come the Rise of the Brewpubs, those sometimes quaint, sometimes chic public houses or restaurants that brew beer on the premises and are cropping up (or should that be “hopping” up?) in neighborhoods coast to coast anymore – including here, in Springfield. Industry statistics demonstrate that, of the 5,301 U.S. breweries operating in 2016, 99% of them were craft breweries. That’s 700 more than there were in 2015 – and 165% more than the 2,000 craft breweries that existed just six years ago! No doubt about it, 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 repeating what you probably know if you manage a microbrewery or a brewpub yourself. We just concluded that many outsiders who delight in microbrewery beers would appreciate the facts too. Of course, it makes sense that we’d know them at ILMO Products Company. We provide microbreweries and brewpubs in and around Springfield with the specialty gases they depend on: CO2 and Nitrogen, mainly, but also Chlorine. Those are the top gases, anyhow. And the local link is what’s especially important to our microbrewery and brewpub customers. It’s their assurance – an assurance PurityPlus® is well-nigh uniquely positioned 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 creating a very smooth, creamy Guinness-style beer and, more typically, for impeding oxidation in the headspace of a bottle or can, which can change taste and color; the Nitrogen for use at brewpubs in dispensing draught beer; and the Chlorine wiping out bacteria in bottles and cans on the microbrewery production line. What Springfield microbreweries and brewpubs depend on above all else from a specialty gas supplier is fast, responsive customer service. ILMO Products Company serves it up in a variety of distinctive ways. Our local focus helps us, for example… build close, personal partnerships with every one of our microbrewery and brewpub customers, share more of the face-time and technical savvy they treasure, better understand their needs so we can meet even their strictest specs, guarantee on-time delivery of the CO2, Nitrogen, Chlorine, and other gases they rely on, offer custom solutions like “just-in-time” inventory, take charge of product manufacture and testing to groundbreaking degrees, thus assuring a predictably trustworthy product of the highest quality, and control production and delivery costs, bringing about efficiencies that help us keep our prices among the most sensible in the industry. Little wonder, then, that more and more microbreweries and brewpubs are seeking out PurityPlus® for the gases that keep their beers bubbly and their customers happy. Want more of that yourself? Contact ILMO Products Company here in Springfield right away.