Beer is Flowing at Rahr Technical Center Brewery
SHAKOPEE, MN – The Rahr Technical Center Brewery at Rahr Malting Co.’s Shakopee campus is now up and running. The brewery will produce beer for R&D, conducting product evaluations, and host demonstrations for visiting brewery customers who purchase ingredients from the Shakopee-based maltster and its distribution arm Brewers Supply Group (BSG).
The brewery was built as part of Rahr Corporation’s 2015-2016 expansion project, which also included construction of a technical center and malt laboratory, as well as a new 115,000 square foot malt house which made Rahr’s Shakopee headquarters one of the largest single-site malting facilities in the world.
The centerpiece of the brewery is a state-of-the-art brewhouse from Esau & Hueber, a worldwide leader in brewery design. The brewery has a capacity of 2.5 barrels.
The mission of the brewery is to serve as a pilot facility, allowing Rahr and BSG to perform real-world trials on their malts, hops, yeasts, and other ingredients, as well as to collaborate creatively with visiting brewers and suppliers.