Beer Dispensing Without the Kegs?

Cornelius brings concentrated beer technology to retail

CHICAGO -- Cornelius Inc., the leading global producer of beverage dispensing systems, and Sustainable Beverage Technologies (SBT), a Colorado-based developer of concentrated beer technologies, announced a new strategic partnership offering concentrated beer dispensing solutions to beverage brand owners and foodservice retailers worldwide.

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SBT provides an environmentally advantageous solution for delivering high-quality beer to conventional and emerging markets. Using only traditional brewing ingredients (water, malt, hops, and yeast), SBT’s patented BrewVo technology utilizes a unique process called “nested fermentation,” in which brewers manage the fermentation environment where a highly concentrated beer is produced. When the beer concentrate is later mixed with carbonated water, the result compares to any premium beer on the market. According to the companies.

Founded in 2008, SBT was launched with the initial goal of providing backcountry travelers a portable means for enjoying a beer while on adventures. Partnering with Cornelius, SBT can now dispense its premium beverages to consumers globally.

“By combining our concentrates with Cornelius’ dispensing technologies, we will deliver the same efficiencies to the brewing industry that Coke and Pepsi have benefited from in the soda industry for decades,” said Pat Tatera, CEO and founder of SBT. “That model speaks for itself. This is the future of beer.”

Cornelius will be the exclusive provider of equipment to dispense the concentrated beer provided by SBT. Using Cornelius’ technology, the dispenser will use a state-of-the-art water filtration system that will mix carbonated water with the beer concentrate to provide the end user with a premium beverage. This solution will significantly reduce beer-related space requirements within bars, restaurants and growler sellers, creating an easy install for owners.

“The combo of SBT and Cornelius will bring an economically friendly product to retailers who want to reduce their carbon footprint and shipping costs. The technology provides for a more sustainable future,” said Jeff Garascia, vice president of growth and innovation for Cornelius.

Chicago-based Cornelius Inc., a Marmon/Berkshire Hathaway company, is a worldwide leader in the design and production of dispensing equipment for soft drinks, juice, beer, water, ice and frozen beverages.

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