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3rd May 2013

Local brewery unveils new kegging line



A fully automatic kegging line has been commissioned by The Inveralmond Brewery in Perth, a development that will boost production efficiency for the business and open up potential new markets across the world.

 The new piece of equipment, sourced from Italian manufacturer Comac, is capable of cleaning and sterilising 30 kegs an hour. It can also fill 20, 30 and 50 litre kegs and environmentally-friendly petainers. Efficiency is further enhanced by a complex flow meter that can measure the beer to 0.5 millilitre, vastly reducing the likelihood of under or overfilling kegs.

 Head brewer Ken Duncan travelled to Bergamo last month with Inveralmond Brewery MD Fergus Clark to source the kegging line, and is delighted with his find. “It’s compact, simple to use and we can clean and fill kegs four times faster than before with much greater accuracy.”

 This is just one of several developments in the company, including the appointment of two new full time employees, both in the production department, and the installation of three new conditioning tanks. 

 This boost for keg development has proven germane; two of the brewery’s products garnered significant awards recognition in the keg category at last month’s SIBA BeerX, the largest conference and beer festival for brewers and retailers in the UK. Sunburst, the brewery’s Bohemian Pilsner, won Silver in the Premium Pale and Golden Lagers category, while Lia Fail scooped Bronze in Premium Bitters, Pale and Golden ales. Internationally, keg sales are being negotiated in markets as diverse as Russia and Brazil.





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About Inveralmond Brewery

Located in the rolling Perthshire hills with access to the area’s superior waters, The Inveralmond Brewery prides itself on making ‘beautiful beer from the heart of Scotland’, distinguished by a strong focus on the use of quality, local produce. The Inveralmond Brewery brews a permanent, classic collection which includes Independence, Ossian, Thrappledouser, Lia Fail and Sunburst. Their seasonal range comprises Duncan’s IPA, Inkie Pinkie, Pundie, Santa’s Swallie and Blackfriar. The company employs 13 people in production, distribution and commercial activity. Its head brewer is Ken Duncan.


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Kirsty Leckie-Palmer

Marketing & Communications

The Inveralmond Brewery


Phone: +44(0)1738 449 448