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Craft Brewery Boiler Installations

In these project photos you’ll see a small selection of craft breweries for which we've supplied boilers. We supply low pressure steam boilers, high pressure steam boilers, and hot water boilers for microbreweries. Click photo thumbnails to see larger photos and photo captions.

Twin Sisters Brewing Company

Bellingham, Washington

Equipment: Columbia Boiler CT-15 (15 HP), a high temperature, high pressure (150 PSI), vertical, tubeless, natural gas fired boiler. The CT-15 features an extra-large steam capacity and a submerged, water-cooled furnace. The CT-15 is vertical so it has a very modest footprint - just 36 inches!

Project: 15 PSI to brew house and high pressure (45 PSI), high temperature steam to an automatic kegging machine.


"Our CT-15 boiler provides plenty of steam for both high pressure 45 PSI for automatic kegging machine and 15 PSI for mash tun."


Tom Eastwood, Head Brewer
Twin Sisters Brewing Company


 
  • Twin Sisters Brewing quickly became a popular family-friendly, community gathering spot.
  • The brewery features a spacious, family friendly beer garden.
  • Twin Sisters Brewing grew out of enthusiasm to produce great beer and foster beer culture in Bellingham, WA.
  • A dream come true - families enjoying a relaxing night out with great beer and food.
  • The brew house is right behind the red umbrellas.
  • The brew house. Out of sight, their dependable Columbia Boiler CT-15 boiler provides consistent heat for the brew house.
  • Head brewer Tom Eastwood with their dependable Columbia CT-15 boiler.
  • Brewing a variety of ales, some stouts, and more.
  • Families and friends relax and unwind in the beer garden.
  • Old friends and new kicking back for a relaxing evening.


 

Unbranded Brewing Company

Hialeah, Florida

Equipment: Columbia Boiler "The Brewer's Choice" MPH -70 (50HP) natural gas fired boiler

Project: Supply Columbia Boiler MPH-70 (70 hp) low pressure natural gas steam boiler for their brewery.

Awards

  • 2015 Grovetoberfest Best Hop Forward Beer - Texan Tailgate session IPA
  • 2014 North Carolina Brewer's Cup Silver Medal - Nutjob brown ale


 
  • Pouring Guava Wheat beer at Grovetoberfest, one of many festivals Unbranded Brewing supports.
  • Brewing a Belgian Dubbel. Good thing they have a Columbia boiler; it produces the steady, consistent heat that beer brewing demands.
  • Pouring beer for a thirsty crowd.
  • Hialeah Mayor Hernandez enjoys Unbranded BBQ brisket at the Hialeah block party.
  • Flavor training for the Unbranded Brewing team.
  • Quality control testing for a new IPA. One of the best parts of the job!
  • Finalizing kitchen and AV designs.
  • It's official! Unbranded Brewing is the first brewery Hialeah, FL. The city council approved their building use!
  • Their eye-catching logo and shirts help spread the word and build their customer base.
  • Their Columbia MPH boiler, similar to this one, produces steady, even heat to help them consistently brew great beer.


 

Lowercase Brewing

Seattle, WA

Equipment: Columbia Boiler MPH-20 (20 HP) low pressure steam boiler

Project: Supply low pressure steam boiler, blow down, and condensate water feed to supply heat for beer brewing. We're thrilled to help Lowercase Brewing grow from a nano brewery to a 15 barrel brew house.

 
  • Congratulations Lowercase Brewing on growing from a nano brewery to a 15 barrel brew house!
  • Eight delicious ales and an intense Irish stout! Available in their Georgetown taproom and around greater Seattle.
  • Their Columbia MPH 20, 20 HP low pressure steam boiler provides just the right amount of ever-so-consistent steam heat.
  • Vertical condensate water feed system with a five gallon pail of boiler chemical connected by pump and tubing.
  • Vertical blow down tank. Along with the water feed system these two automate important boiler functions for decades of reliable low pressure steam heat.
  • Magnificent stainless steel fermenting tanks.


 

Iron Horse Brewery

Ellensburg, WA

Equipment: Columbia Boiler MPH 100 (100 HP) low pressure steam boiler.

Project: Supply low pressure steam boiler to support expansion into a production brewery.

 
  • With much rule breaking and risk taking, Iron Horse Brewery grew from a crazy idea into a great brewery with a respected name.
  • Iron Horse Brewery pushes the envelope with their line-up of year round beers and seasonal beers. You'll find it at Costco, Safeway, Whole Foods and many other retailers throughout Eastern, WA.
  • Three cheers for Head Brewer Tyson Reed! Tyson is standing next to their Columbia MPH 100 boiler. This boiler provides the low pressure steam for their production brewery.
  • The PowerFlame burner - recognized nationally as the most reliable boiler burner - and so easy to service.
  • The boiler's vertical blow down system automates important maintenance tasks for proper boiler operation and decades of reliable steam - freeing up more time for creating new beers.
  • The boiler feed system ensures the boiler always has the right amount of water - making it easier to maximize the life of the boiler (and create new beers!).
  • Columbia MPH 100 (100 HP) boiler, the Brewers Choice boiler - this compact work horse can quietly produce consistent steam for decades. Think of how many kegs that adds up to!
  • The brew house in their production brewery puts their boiler's consistent steam to excellent use - brewing unconventional yet satisfying beers.
  • Head Brewer Tyson Reed manages his brew house anytime and anyplace using BrauKon software and his brew house console, laptop, or smart phone. Start a batch before rolling out of bed, wash and sanitize tanks between meetings, premeasure grain for the next batch during half time.
  • What'll it be? The pub's open 7 days a week - stop in when you're in Eastern, WA.

WATCH VIDEO - Sealing cans of Irish Death

 

Bent Water Brewing Co.

Lynn, MA

Equipment: Columbia Boiler MPH-20 (20 HP) low pressure steam boiler.

Project: Supply low pressure steam boiler, blow down, and condensate water feed to supply heat for Bent Water Brewing's 15 barrel brew house.

 
  • Months of planning and hard work pays off with an impressive line up!
  • It all started here - inspecting the brew house tanks at the manufacturers.
  • Actually, this is closer to the beginning…
  • The brew house is up and running!
  • The boiler is in. The Brewers Choice - Columbia MPH boiler; built to deliver decades of consistent steam.
  • The boiler blow down separator supports important safety features and helps keep the boiler water clean which improves the efficiency of the boiler.
  • The boiler feed water system automatically adds water to the boiler at the right time.
  • Cheers! Here's to you Bent Water Brewery!


 

John Howie's
Beardslee Public House

Bothell, WA

Equipment: Columbia Boiler MPH-50 (50 HP) low pressure steam boiler

Project: Supply low pressure steam boiler, blow down, PowerFlame burner, and condensate water feed to supply heat for Beardslee Public House's craft beer brewing and for distilling spirts at John Howie's adjoining property, Wildwood Spirits Co.

Contractor: Wilcox Construction, Edmonds

Mechanical Contractor: McKinstry, Seattle


"The Columbia Boiler produces plenty of steam for all of our brewing needs. Easy to operate."

Drew Culey, Head Brewer
Beardslee Public House

 
  • John Howie's craft brewery, artisan distillery, and restaurant in Bothell, Washington just before opening day.
  • Making mash. Head Brewer Drew Cluley and Assistant Brewer Paige Smith (a member of the Pink Boots Society).
  • Their boiler, a Columbia Boiler50 HP low pressure steam boiler, will produce steam simultaneously for both the brewery, Beardslee Public House, and the distillery, Wildwood Spirits Co.
  • Head Brewer Drew Cluley, Asst. Brewer Paige Smith, and award winning distiller Erik Liedholm.
  • A genuine, operating grain silo on their property in Bothell. Grain stored in this silo will be used in both the distillery and the brewery.
  • Their MPH-50 (50 HP) Columbia boiler with a PowerFlame burner, condensate/water feed, and blow down system. The boiler will produce decades of consistent, low pressure steam for both the brewery and the distillery.


 

Mark Twain Brewing Company

Hannibal, MO

Equipment: Columbia Boiler "The Brewer's Choice" MPH -20 (20HP) boiler

Project: Supply Columbia Boiler MPH-20 (20hp) boiler with hot water coils. The MPH boiler supplies low pressure steam to the brewing operation. Hot water coils supply hot water for the brew process and sanitation wash down.

 
  • From Riverboat Red Ale to Jumping Frog IPA the brewers at Mark Twain Brewing Co in Hannibal brew beers using quality ingredients and recipes rooted in historic styles.
  • Mark Twain Brewery's brew house with 13 stainless steel tanks, 4 fermentation tans, and 6 serving tanks. Mark Twain's brewers are devoted to the traditional craft of brewing and bringing back traditional beer styles.
  • Behind the scenes their Columbia Boiler MPH 20 boiler, similar to this one, provides consistent low pressure steam heat for their 10 barrel brew house - helping them brew barrel after barrel of delicious, thirst-quenching beer.


 

Missoula Brewing Co

Missoula, MT

Equipment: Columbia Boiler "The Brewer's Choice" MPH -50 (50HP) natural gas fired boiler

Project: Supply Columbia Boiler MPH-50 (50hp) low pressure natural gas steam boiler for their new brewery. The boiler produces steam heat for their mash tanks. Their boiler package includes hot water tankless coils for process and sanitizing wash down water. The coils enable the brew process to be simultaneous with producing hot water for the hot leisure tank.

This brewery revived the Missoula Brewing Company name and the original Highlander brand of beer. The owners and investors are thrilled to reintroduce a beer that was a mainstay beer of Montana families for decades until the brewery closed in 1964. In honor of the rich tradition of the beer and brewery, the brewery logo and beer labels feature a retro look.

 
  • Highlander beer tap and commemorative ceramic beer mug
  • Highlander beer's labeling has a retro look reminiscent of its rich history as a mainstay beer in Montana.
  • Opening day drew a huge crowd thirsty for Highlander beer.
  • The brew house where the brewing magic happens!
  • "Head Brewer and Mad Chemist" (yes, that's really his title) and his cohort, preparing to brew more irresistible beers.
  • Historic Highlander Beer sign
  • Brewing great beer requires a reliable source of consistent heat - supplied by their Columbia Boiler MPH 50 (50 HP) low pressure steam boiler with PowerFlame natural gas burner.
  • The boiler's integrated control box with controls, burner, condensate/water feed, sight glass, and low water control.
  • Columbia boiler horizontal condensate/water feed device with integrated pump and optional insulation; insulation installed onsite.
  • Columbia Boiler vertical blow down device.
  • PowerFlame natural gas burner with Columbia Boiler supplied natural gas "train".


 

Kulshan Brewing Company


Bellingham, WA

Equipment: Columbia Boiler "The Brewer's Choice" MPH -60 (60HP) natural gas fired boiler

Project: Supply Columbia Boiler MPH-60 (60hp) natural gas boiler for their new production brewery. After a humble start a few years ago, Kulshan has expanded to an impressive 12,000 sf building with a new tap room and 30 barrel production brew house. Their boiler package includes a hot water coil for their hot liquor tank. This coil enables the brew process to be simultaneous with producing hot water for the hot leisure tank.

 
  • Tap room ready for another thirsty crowd.
  • Mash tanks for Kulshan Brewing Company's 30 barrel production brew house.
  • Imagine walking into a store and seeing the beer you brewed in the refrigerated case!
  • The thrill of tapping another keg of your own beer for thirsty enthusiasts!
  • Beer delivery!
  • Multi-talented Team Kulshan wins Bocce Beer Week Tournament 2014!
  • Their "brewer's choice" Columbia MPH 60 boiler - the silent workhorse helping to ensure their hard work brews into amazing beer for decades to come.


 

Sumerian Brewery

Woodinville, WA

Equipment: Columbia Boiler "The Brewer's Choice" MPH -20 (20HP) boiler

Project: Supply Columbia Boiler MPH-20 (20hp) boiler with hot water coils for Sumerian Brewery's 15 barrel brew house. The MPH boiler supplies low pressure steam to the brewing operation. Hot water coils supply hot water for the brew process and sanitation wash down.

 
  • The Columbia boiler that provides the perfect levels of low pressure steam for brewing Sumerian stouts, IPA's, and pilsner beers.
  • Sumerian Brewery's brew house including mash tanks and low pressure steam boiler.
  • We had to sneak in before opening to get a picture of the tap room when it's not filled with beer lovers.
  • A close-up of Sumerian Brewery's new boiler - a work-horse of a boiler that'll provide consistent steam heat for more than twenty years.


 

Fat Head's Brewery

Portland, OR

Equipment: Columbia Boiler Company CT 20 HP boiler

Project: Provide steam to heat the mash tanks with a Columbia boiler, PowerFlame burner, and Columbia Boiler blow down. A Columbia Boiler condensate/water feed system is installed as an integral part of the brewing process.

 
  • Another busy evening at Fat Head’s Brewery, Portland, Oregon.
  • Fat Head’s Brewery boiler, Portland, Oregon.
  • Brewery mash tanks and cat walk.


 

Ghostfish Brewing Company

Seattle, WA

Equipment: "The Brewer's Choice" Columbia Boiler Company MPH-20 low pressure, gas-powered, steam boiler

Project: Provide steam to heat the mash tanks with a gas-powered Columbia MPH-20 low pressure steam boiler, PowerFlame burner, and Columbia Boiler blow down. A Columbia Boiler condensate/water feed system is installed as an integral part of the brewing process.

Consultant: Turnkey Brewery & Restaurant Consulting Group, Portland, Oregon


Proudly brewing gluten-free craft beer.

 
  • CONGRATULATIONS Ghostfish Brewing! Gold medal awarded for their gluten-free Watchstander Stout and bronze medal for their Grapefuit IPA. Click photo for details.
  • Ghostfish Brewing Co's founders humbled and excited about being awarded gold and bronze medals for their gluten-free beers.
  • Brew house and hot liquor tank featuring Columbia Boiler's gas-powered "The Brewer's Choice" MPH 20 low pressure, 20 hp, steam boiler.
  • This gas powered Columbia MPH-20 low pressure steam boiler produces steam to heat the mash tanks.
  • Brew house and hot liquor tank.

 

Dru Bru

Snoqualmie Pass, WA

Equipment: "The Brewer's Choice" Columbia Boiler Company MPH-20 low pressure steam boiler

Project: Supply Columbia Boiler MPH 20 (20hp) boiler with hot water coils for Dru Bru's 15 barrel brew house. The MPH boiler supplies low pressure steam to the brewing operation. Hot water coils supply hot water for the brew process and sanitation wash down.

 
  • The perfect end result! It's the number one reason more craft brewers chose a Columbia boiler over any other boiler.
  • The brew house where Dru Bru's European-inspired beers are brewed. Their MPH-20 Columbia boiler provides consistent steam heat for keg after keg of amazing beer.
  • Dru Bru's Columbia boiler supplies low pressure steam heat for the brewing. The boiler's hot water coils supply hot water for the brew process and sanitation wash down.
  • Dru Bru's tap room at Snoqualmie Pass. The perfect place to enjoy an ale after a day on the mountain.
  • Dru Bru ales are brewed using Snoqualmie Pass mountain water.


 

Conshohocken Brewing Company

Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

Equipment: Columbia Boiler Company
MPH-20 low pressure steam boiler

Project: Supply low pressure steam boiler, blow down, PowerFlame burner, and condensate water feed to supply heat for craft beer brewing.

 
  • Columbia MPH-20 low pressure steam boiler with blow down, PowerFlame burner, and condensate water feed to supply heat for brewing delicious Conshohocken craft beer.
  • Columbia MPH-20 boiler with the rest of the brewhouse installed.
  • The brewhouse, left to right: brew kettle, hot liquor tank, and mash turn.
  • Conshohocken Brewing Company kegs their second IPA!
  • This is what we like to see - a tap room full of folks enjoying great craft beer. Congratulations Conshohocken Brewing Company!
  • One of many 64 oz glass growlers which will soon be filled will Conshohocken craft beer.


 

Sockeye Brewing

Boise, Idaho

Equipment: Columbia Boiler Company WL-90 low pressure steam boiler

Project: Supply low pressure steam boiler for microbrewery.

Installation: Custom Gas & Mechanical, Boise Idaho

 
  • Columbia WL-90 low pressure steam boiler
  • PowerFlame gas burner
  • Warrick and Danfoss steam controls


 

Hi-Fi Brewing Company

Redmond, WA

Equipment: Columbia MPH-20 low pressure steam boiler

Project: Supply low pressure steam boiler, blow down, and water feed system for microbrewery.

Consultant: Turnkey Brewery & Restaurant Consulting Group, Portland, Oregon

Awards: John Carothers Owner and Head Brewer of Hi-Fi Brewery, won the Washington Beer Commission's 2014 Gold Medal for their Blue Danube lager in the amber and dark lagers category.

 
  • A winning combination - Gold Medal winning beer, Gold Metal brewery, and Columbia Boilers' "Brewer's Choice" MPH steam boiler system.
  • Columbia MPH-20 boiler, with steam blow down, and water feed system.
  • Brewery tap room with brew operation viewable through the back picture windows.
  • Hi-Fi Brewing Company, Redmond, Washington.


 

KettleHouse Brewing Company

Missoula, Montana

Equipment: Columbia MPH 60 boilers, blow down, and water feed systems for two facilities

Project: Supply low pressure steam boilers for craft brewery's two Missoula locations, North First Street and Myrtle Street.

 
  • Columbia MPH 60 low pressure steam boiler at KettleHouse Brewing Company on North First Street.
  • KettleHouse Brewing Company, North Frist Street, Missoula, Montana
  • KettleHouse Brewing Company, Myrtle Street, Missoula, Montana
  • Columbia Boiler MPH 60 (60 hp) low pressure steam boiler with hot water coils. The boiler and coils provide consistent low pressure steam and process water for their craft beer brewing process.


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