Beer has been brewed at Southwold on the Suffolk coast since 1345, and the Adnams family has maintained this tradition since 1872 when they acquired the Southwold brewery. Today, Adnams employs almost 300 people in its brewing and hotel businesses operating two hotels and 84 public houses.
Cask conditioned beers continue to mature in the cask and have to be handled very carefully to ensure that the yeasts produce wholesome beers. A £1.8 million investment in new fermentation rooms at Southwold prompted Adnams to address energy considerations.
Airedale has supplied Adnams with an energy efficient Ultima™ Compact 225 kW chiller complete with electronic expansion valves and phenolic-coated condenser coils to offer protection against the coastal environment.
“The installation of the energy efficient chiller, together with its sophisticated controls, will ensure that the environmental impact of the new fermentation rooms will be kept to a minimum.”
David Forster, Fourstar Refrigeration