Chestnut Hill Brewing Co. Doubled Operations Thanks to Custom Drake Chiller Solutions

Chestnut Hill Brewing Co. Custom Chiller and brite tanks

Located in Philadelphia at Market at the Fareway, Chestnut Hill Brewing Co. is a popular microbrewery with a taproom and beer garden currently offering approximately eight draft beers and delicious food to their loyal patrons. Owner and brewer, Nick Gunderson, prides himself on inventing and creating an ever-evolving lineup of small-batch beer made from fresh ingredients. His favorite beer they offer? Chestnut Hill’s very own west-coast style IPA.

A couple years ago, Nick decided it was time to upgrade his brewing equipment from a 2-barrel to a 5-barrel system with six fermenters and six brite tanks. This decision allowed him to increase the brewery’s monthly output to sixty kegs. First on the list of equipment upgrades was a new industrial-grade custom brewery chiller that could keep up with an increasingly sophisticated brewing process.

Each Chestnut Hill Brewing Co. brite tank required specific temperature maintenance of 28 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. Other requirements included high uptime rates for consistent product production, a draft system pump built into the chiller for foam control, and remote chiller system access. Nick wanted to receive important system information and notifications while not on-site.

When asked why he chose to work with us, Nick said, “I chose Drake because they have great customer service, and the chillers are manufactured here in the US. I had peace of mind that if something happened, Drake would be there to help.”

At Drake Refrigeration we pride ourselves on solving complex cooling needs with advanced tools and configurations. Sign up below to download the full case study (For Free!) and find out exactly how we helped Chestnut Hill Brewing Co. expand production with a custom-engineered chiller solution designed to withstand heavy-duty performance and maintain precise temperature control.