The Brewers Association (BA) is currently accepting proposals from vendors to conduct a project that will create a deeper understanding of draught beer line soiling and validate or disprove current draught line cleaning recommendations found in the Draught Quality Manual.
This ground breaking project will focus on three areas:
- Develop and create a repeatable standard assay that would be used as the basis for determining the cleaning effectiveness of draught beer line cleaning variables such as frequency, flow rate, chemical type and concentration and methodologies
- Assess the impacts of various material and components used in draught dispense systems
- Identify and differentiate the components in varying craft beer “styles” that contribute to beer line soiling
BA brewery members desire to improve the quality of draught beer dispensed to their customers. This study will provide information that will allow brewers to provide best practice guidance to stakeholders such as distributors, wholesalers, retailers and draught installation teams that will ensure draught beer reaches the consumer in optimal condition.
The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2016.