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USA: Russian River Brewing Company opts for ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA

Russian River Brewing Company opts for ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKAFront row (left to right): Klaus Gehrig, CEO and COO of ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA, Natalie Cilurzo, Co-Owner and President, Vinnie Cilurzo, Co-Owner and brewer (both of Russian River Brewing Company), Ralph Gehlhar, CCO of ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA. Back row (left to right): Floris Delee, Kathinka Engineering Inc., Nadine Vossler, Order Processing, Michael Kurzweil, Vice President Sales for Tanks, Hanspeter Geigle, Project Manager, Jürgen Rohrbach, Lead Engineer (all from ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA). 

The Russian River Brewing Company has chosen ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA GmbH to supply brewhouse and tank technology for its greenfield project in Windsor, California. Thus yet another leading American craft brewer has opted to go with the well-known Ludwigsburg company. The brewhouse supplied by ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA for the greenfield project will achieve a capacity of 88 hectoliters (75 bbl) per brew. Among other equipment, it will have a Colibri mash agitator, a Lotus lauter tun, a Shark boiler and a T-Rex milling unit. Another noteworthy feature is a special hopping system that will enable the brewery to produce a wide spectrum of aroma profiles. The brewhouse, which is a showpiece in every respect, will be a key element of the Russian River Brewing Company’s marketing strategy when completed. In addition to the brewhouse technology, ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA will be delivering 17 cylindro-conical fermentation and storage tanks and six pressure tanks for the cold block, which is being built at the same time.

Brewhouse and Tanks for Greenfield Project in Windsor

“We are very happy that the Russian River Brewing Company, one of the most creative craft brewers in the USA, will be using our technologies and products,” says Ralph Gehlhar, CCO of ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA GmbH. Russian River is known as the originator of famous brews like the strongly hopped Double and Triple IPAs (India Pale Ales), which are popular throughout the United States. One example is the Triple IPA called Pliny the Younger, which is available only for two weeks each year, and in pub draft only. This year more than 16,000 beer lovers came to the presentation. Another specialty of the company is its Belgian inspired sour beers, which are fermented with Brettanomyces yeasts. Ground breaking will be in March 2017, and the brewery will go into operation in June 2018. 




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