Fulfilling the Specialty Gas Needs of Mexico Microbreweries12/04/2017 Call it a “fad” – or not. But this sure shows every sign of being the Age of the Microbrewery, or Craft Brewery. At the same time has come the Rise of the Brewpubs, those sometimes quirky, sometimes chic public houses or restaurants that brew beer on the premises and are cropping up (or might that better be “hopping” up?) in neighborhoods all over the states anymore – including here, in Mexico. Industry statistics reveal 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 that existed a scant six years ago! To be sure, people like microbrewery beers. Their sales are escalating by 6% every year. And this is while beer industry sales by and large remain … well … flat. Excuse us for repeating what you undoubtedly know if you run a microbrewery or a brewpub yourself. We just concluded that many outsiders who enjoy microbrewery beers would like to know the facts too. Of course, there’s a reason we know them at AOC Mexico S.A. de C.V.. We supply microbreweries and brewpubs in and around Mexico with the specialty gases they rely on: CO2 and Nitrogen, mainly, but also Chlorine. Those are the top gases, at any rate. And the local relationship is what’s extremely important to our microbrewery and brewpub customers. It’s their pledge – a pledge PurityPlus® is well-nigh uniquely disposed to offer – that they’ll always have a proper inventory of the gases they need when they need them: the bulk containers of CO2 to add “fizz” to their beers – in bottles or cans on microbrewery production lines and in mugs or glasses when dispensed at the brewpub bar; the Nitrogen so necessary to developing a particularly smooth, creamy Guinness-style beer and, more typically, for inhibiting oxidation in the headspace of a bottle or can, which can change taste and color; the Nitrogen for use at brewpubs in dispensing draught beer; and the Chlorine wiping out bacteria in bottles and cans on the microbrewery production line. What Mexico microbreweries and brewpubs want above all else from a specialty gas supplier is quick, responsive customer service. AOC Mexico S.A. de C.V. delivers it in a number of distinctive ways. Our local perspective helps us, for example… forge close, personal partnerships with all of our microbrewery and brewpub customers, impart more of the face-time and technical knowledge they treasure, better grasp their needs so we can satisfy even their most demanding specs, promise on-time delivery of the CO2, Nitrogen, Chlorine, and other gases they rely on, present custom solutions like “just-in-time” inventory, take charge of product manufacture and testing to exceptional degrees, thus assuring a consistent product of the highest quality, and keep a handle on production and delivery costs, giving rise to efficiencies that help us keep our prices among the most economical in the industry. It should come as no surprise, then, that a lot more microbreweries and brewpubs are partnering with PurityPlus® for the gases that keep their beers bubbly and their customers happy. Like more of that yourself? Contact AOC Mexico S.A. de C.V. here in Mexico today.