Fulfilling the Specialty Gas Needs of Sioux Falls Microbreweries


You can deny that it’s the latest “thing” if you’re so inclined. But this would seem to be the Age of the Microbrewery, or Craft Brewery. Along with it has come the Rise of the Brewpubs, those sometimes eccentric, sometimes ritzy public houses or restaurants that brew beer on the premises and are cropping up (or would that be “hopping” up?) in neighborhoods nationwide anymore – including here, in Sioux Falls. 

Industry statistics disclose that, of the 5,301 U.S. breweries operating in 2016, 99% of them were craft breweries. That’s 700 more than there were in 2015 – and 165% more than the 2,000 craft breweries in operation only six years ago! To be sure, people like microbrewery beers. Their sales are rising by 6% annually. And this is while beer industry sales on the whole remain … well … flat.

Pardon us for reiterating what you may well know if you own a microbrewery or a brewpub yourself. We just suspected a lot of outsiders who enjoy microbrewery beers would like to know the facts too. Of course, there’s a reason we know them at A-OX Welding Supply. We supply microbreweries and brewpubs in and around Sioux Falls with the specialty gases they count on: CO2 and Nitrogen, mainly, but also Chlorine. Those are the top gases, anyway. And the local relationship is what’s immensely important to our microbrewery and brewpub customers. It’s their guarantee – a guarantee PurityPlus® is just about uniquely situated to offer – that they’ll always have on hand the gases they need when they need them:

  • the bulk containers of CO2 to put the “fizz” in their beers – in bottles or cans on microbrewery production lines and in mugs or glasses when dispensed at the brewpub bar;
  • the Nitrogen so necessary to producing a particularly smooth, creamy Guinness-style beer and, more customarily, for thwarting oxidation in the headspace of a bottle or can, which can affect taste and color;
  • the Nitrogen for use at brewpubs in dispensing draught beer; and
  • the Chlorine wiping out bacteria in bottles and cans on the microbrewery production line.

What Sioux Falls microbreweries and brewpubs depend on above all else from a specialty gas supplier is quick, responsive customer service. A-OX Welding Supply serves it up in various distinctive ways. Our local orientation helps us, for example…

  • establish close, personal partnerships with all of our microbrewery and brewpub customers,
  • give more of the face-time and technical knowledge they treasure,
  • better grasp their needs so we can fulfill even their most demanding specs,
  • assure on-time delivery of the CO2, Nitrogen, Chlorine, and other gases they depend on,
  • present custom solutions like “just-in-time” inventory,
  • manage product manufacture and testing to groundbreaking degrees, consequently assuring a predictably trustworthy product of the highest quality, and
  • control production and delivery costs, giving rise to efficiencies that help us keep our prices among the most sensible in the industry.

It should come as no surprise, then, that so many more microbreweries and brewpubs are calling on PurityPlus® for the gases that keep their beers bubbly and their customers happy. Need more of that yourself? Consult with A-OX Welding Supply here in Sioux Falls today.