Raised Grain Brewing tapping New Berlin manufacturer for equipment

By Katherine Michalets - Freeman Staff

Oct. 5, 2017

ProBrew in New Berlin will supply a fully-automated 20-barrel brewhouse for Raised Grain Brewing Co.’s new facility on Dolphin Drive in Waukesha.
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WAUKESHA - For its new, larger brewing facility in Waukesha, Raised Grain Brewing Co. has selected equipment made by ProBrew in New Berlin.

ProBrew will supply a fully-automated 20-barrel brewhouse, a state-of-the-art rotary canning line, a centrifuge with patented inline carbonation and a keg washer/filler, as well as ancillary production components for Raised Grain’s new production brewery.

“We selected ProBrew for their engineering capabilities. Initially, they were providing only our canning line, but as we got to know them and became more comfortable with their team, we realized the potential of working with them for much more,” said Dr. Scott Kelley, owner and brewmaster at Raised Grain, in a statement. “We’re both relative newcomers to the craft brew scene, but we see this as a partnership of expertises.”

ProBrew in New Berlin will provide a centrifuge with patented inline carbonation and a keg washer/ filler for Raised Grain Brewing’s new Waukesha facility.
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Raised Grain, a crafter brewer, opened two years ago, and is in the process of a large expansion to meet the growing demand for its beer. The new brewing space will be located in a 20,000-square-foot building at 1725 Dolphin Drive. The existing space at 2244 W. Bluemound Road will remain a brewing area to experiment with new beers and still serve beer to customers.

ProBrew has been providing custom systems and solutions to the craft beverage industry for the past four years, including Shorts, Saucy Brew Works, Devil’s Backbone and many more. ProBrew’s parent company, TechniBlend, has been providing beverage processing equipment and solutions to companies such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi, MillerCoors and Sam Adams for the past nine years.

“We’re both local companies, and there is tremendous value in that,” said Nick Reistad, owner and Sales & Marketing for Raised Grain. “We’re both pushing the Milwaukee and Wisconsin craft beer scene forward, and we’re creating and keeping jobs here.”