A Tour of a Growing Brewhouse

Updated: Aug 12, 2019

Beer Taps at Tower Brewing
Tower hosts up to 16 rotating taps

We've been expanding in a variety of ways to meet demands with the added taps and inclusion of Monkey Knife Fight in the line up. Increase production means new equipment and editions to the team.

There’s a sign in the brewhouse that reads Brewing: It’s what you do when you’re not cleaning. To help with responsibilities, brewer Mike Ungerbuhler has joined the brewhouse full time. With the increase in production, Tower added two full-time territory managers this year.

Tower Brewing is a 15-barrel brewhouse hosting seven fermenters and four brite tanks, including beautiful new 30-barrel fermentation and brite tank. One of the most essential pieces of new equipment is a fork-lift truck to open up storage and aid in the day to day storage and kegging processes. Plus, as they’d be quick to tell you – it’s FUN.

Tower's brewers stand in front of brite tank
Brewers Mike Ungerbuhler and Evan Rosatelli stand in front of their new 30-barrel brite tank

The brewhouse schedule is a balancing act between keeping up with production and creating new, exciting beers to fill the 16 taps in the taproom. Brewer Ungerbuhler notes that “the addition of a third 30-barrel fermentation tank and a second 30-barrel brite tank allows us to get caught up with production of Monkey Knife Fight. This gives us the opportunity to be more creative and brew more styles, keeping our menu as diverse as we can.”

Brewer kegging beer
Brewer Mike Ungerbuhler kegs off of the new 30-barrel brite tank for territory managers to take into the field.

In the not-so-distant-future, Tower Brewing will expand its canned offerings. Operations Manager Justin Bylicki believes that a canning line is the next logical step. “Not only has the number of beers brewed increased, but so has the variety,” Bylicki points out. “A can line will allow us to can smaller runs and provide a wider variety.”

The brewhouse continues to grow with new equipment, new staff, and new roles.