Fulfilling the Specialty Gas Needs of Atlanta, GA Microbreweries


Whether it’s a “movement” or not is open to debate. But this does seem to be the Age of the Microbrewery, or Craft Brewery. At the same time has come the Rise of the Brewpubs, those sometimes eccentric, sometimes chic public houses or restaurants that brew beer on the premises and are cropping up (or should we say “hopping” up?) in neighborhoods all over the states anymore – including here, in Atlanta, GA. 

Industry statistics show that, of the 5,301 U.S. breweries operating in 2016, 99% of them were craft breweries. That’s 700 more than were around in 2015 – and 165% more than the 2,000 craft breweries in operation a mere six years ago! To be sure, people like microbrewery beers. Their sales are increasing by 6% every year. And this is while beer industry sales on the whole remain … well … flat.

Pardon us for repeating what you undoubtedly know if you have a microbrewery or a brewpub yourself. We just concluded that plenty of outsiders who enjoy microbrewery beers would get a kick out of knowing the facts too. Of course, it makes sense that we’d know them at Sidney Lee Medical & Scientific Gases. We supply microbreweries and brewpubs in and around Atlanta, GA with the specialty gases they need: CO2 and Nitrogen, mostly, but also Chlorine. Those are the top gases, in any case. And the local tie-in is what’s immensely important to our microbrewery and brewpub customers. It’s their pledge – a pledge PurityPlus® is almost uniquely positioned to give – 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 vital to creating a particularly smooth, creamy Guinness-style beer and, more commonly, for inhibiting oxidation in the headspace of a bottle or can, which can affect taste and color;
  • the Nitrogen for use at brewpubs in dispensing draught beer; and
  • the Chlorine used for killing bacteria in bottles and cans on the microbrewery production line.

What Atlanta, GA microbreweries and brewpubs rely on above all else from a specialty gas supplier is fast, responsive customer service. Sidney Lee Medical & Scientific Gases delivers it in a number of distinctive ways. Our local focus helps us, for instance…

  • forge close, personal partnerships with each of our microbrewery and brewpub customers,
  • give more of the face-time and technical expertise they treasure,
  • better comprehend their needs so we can fulfill even their most exacting specs,
  • assure on-time delivery of the CO2, Nitrogen, Chlorine, and other gases they rely on,
  • deliver custom solutions like “just-in-time” inventory,
  • manage product manufacture and testing to unparalleled degrees, hence assuring a consistent product of the highest quality, and
  • keep a sharp eye on production and delivery costs, giving rise to efficiencies that help us keep our prices among the fairest in the industry.

No wonder, then, that so many more microbreweries and brewpubs are calling on PurityPlus® for the gases that keep their beers bubbly and their customers happy. Need more of that yourself? Get hold of Sidney Lee Medical & Scientific Gases here in Atlanta, GA today.