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Microbrewery Consulting

We offers a full range of value added consulting services to provide the complete package to our customers including:

Engineering design and project management
Business planning
Architectural design services
Brewery preparation and installation
Training and recipe formulation
Brewing material ingredients sourcing
Engineering design and project management:
We refer to this as a turn-key brewing plant because our team works in partnership with your architect and general contractor to ensure that the brewery equipment will fit into the area designated for the brewery and that the best combination of functionality and aesthetics are achieved. Upon determining a final brewery layout, utility requirements such as water, steam, electrical, refrigeration, dry oil free air and drainage will be specified, and appropriate connecting locations will be confirmed. The brewery equipment will be delivered and installed including all essential components up to the dispensing of beer in brewpubs and the packaging plant for production breweries.

Business planning:
In preparing a successful brewpub business plan, begin with a well-defined concept, create realistic financial statements to know how and why you will succeed, and apply logic to your site selection decisions. What distinguishes excellent brewpub concepts from average performers? A highly qualified management team, an integrated brand building program, high quality award winning beers, and for operations that combine a pub in their brewery, effective matching of beer and food.

Critical success factors:
1) Pay fanatical attention to your beers, their flavor and their quality. 2) Maintain industry leadership in your brewing operations, work with a reliable high quality supplier. 3) Provide a consistently high caliber of service to assure that your brand continues to be your customer's favorite. 4) Design eclectic, high-energy environments charged with ambiance and warmth. It's the beer, the people, the culture, and the music and ambiance.

Architectural design services:
These days, even larger breweries are including restaurant design elements into their factory, to strengthen their customer relationships. This requires a combination of microbrewery and restaurant design elements. The design must be functional for efficient operations, using decor, furniture, fixtures and atmosphere to reinforce attention to your authentic handcrafted beer. To provide additional resources for clients, we cooperate with highly respected suppliers of traditional & contemporary pub design interiors with exceptional expertise in decorative glass, and specialist woodworking. We offer access to the world's largest selection of architectural antiques and decor, an excellent selection of furniture & lighting, who manufacturers external metal and glass canopies. Innovative ideas and exceptional capabilities.

Brewery installation, training, and recipe development:
We offer complete brewery services including installation, commissioning, brewery staff training, and recipe development, utilizing highly qualified and internationally recognized award winning brewmaster technicians.

Our brewmaster start-up services enable our clients to produce great beer from the beginning; technology transfer training provides our clients with continuity and hands-on control to insure their successful brewing operations, while also reducing the cost of brewing labor. Award winning recipes bring the magic of brewing to life.

Working in conjunction with numerous successful brewpub operators, we are pleased to offer pub brewery operations training to assist in practical experience in all phases of brewery and restaurant operations and management.

Brewing material ingredients and supplies sourcing:
The art and science of brewing begins with premium quality ingredients necessary to produce rich tasting, fresh flavorful beers. As part of our services we supply high-quality malt, hops and yeast from the U.S., UK, Czech Republic, and Germany, including an excellent selection of organic products.

It's all about the beer:
The history of beer began over 6,000 years ago, much later in 1516 the German's established a purity law to provide assurance of quality, though the beers remained dark and cloudy for centuries thereafter. The first clear golden beer was brewed in 1842 by a visionary German brewmaster for the Pilsner Urquell Brewery in Pilsen, Czech Republic, setting a high quality standard that to this day continues to deliver an intensely rewarding taste. The craft beer market is about being passionate about beer and the fantastic local beer cultures originating from Germany, Czech Republic, the UK, and Belgium.

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McKinnon International Inc.
1101 N. Northlake Way, Suite 7
Seattle, WA 98103 USA

Phone: 1 206-633-1616
Fax:     1 206-633-1681

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