Enthusiasm as the growth ingredient
Brew 80's cold centrifugation process results in more uniform beers of consistent quality and enabling Amager Bryghus to get 6–10% more end product out of each brew.DATE 2021-12-07
Amager Bryghus is a small Danish independent craft brewery that has been ranked among the top 100 breweries in the world for the last eight years. Which is pretty remarkable, considering that this small enterprise only began in 2007.
The company was started by two friends and passionate craft brewing enthusiasts – Morten Valentin Lundsbak and Jacob Storm – who decided to turn their passion into a business. Brewing beer at Amager Bryghus is all about passion and enthusiasm along with the founders’ desire to develop and perfect specialised/flavoured craft beers to meet the growing international demand for high-quality special brews. The idea driving this stand-out Danish brewery towards its remarkable success lies in developing a steady stream of distinctive, interesting tastes in the form of premium beer and ale products.
In 2016, Amager Bryghus installed a small skid-mounted Brew 80 high-speed centrifugal separator from Alfa Laval, to serve as a clarifier and to remove the hop particles from the
dry hopped beers that constitute about 80% of production. This cold centrifugation process results in more uniform beers of consistent quality.
It has also helped give a significant boost to output, enabling Amager Bryghus to get 6–10% more end product out of each brew – which means the Brew 80 clarifier pays for itself in just 24–30 months.
The separation module is particularly suitable for clarifying:
- Beer after fermentation
- Beer after maturation
- Near bright styles
With just one compact Brew 80 unit, you can allow yourself to be more creative. Now it’s only your imagination that is the limiting factor in terms of experimenting with flavours.
This equipment has proved to be more versatile than we had imagined, and it gives a great boost to our creative, unconventional approach to brewing, and products that really get noticed in a crowded market.
Founder Morten Valentin Lundsbak, Amager Bryghus, Copenhagen, Denmark
Quick guide to beer production
Beer is considered one of the most complex fermented beverages due to its taste, colour, variety and mouthfeel. Besides, beer has a wide variety of ingredients which is why it makes it so complex.
Alfa Laval Brew 80: Get the right fit for your passion
Alfa Laval Brew 80 is a plug-and-play centrifuge module for capacities up to 50 hl/hour. For small breweries, it offers Alfa Laval separation innovations for boosting the yield and quality of your beers – including our unique Axial Hermetic Seal for minimizing oxygen pickup. Brew 80 gives you powerful and efficient performance, with the capacity you need as your brewery grows.