There’s something brewing
The process of beer production, despite the use of the most modern technology, is still basically "according to old fathers' custom". First the barley malt is produced from the barley. The barley malt is then stored in silos. It is only crushed shortly before brewing.
2. BARLEY MALT PRODUCTION
Barley malt is first produced from the raw material barley.
This is done in three steps:
3. the kilning
Depending on the kilning temperature, the malt takes on a lighter or darker colour, which is later used for
colour of the beer is responsible. At the same time, the roast aroma is formed at higher heating, so named caramel substances, which are important for the taste of beer.
3. GRIND COARSELY
The barley malt is fed from the silo into a grinding machine and ground. Accordingly, the malt is groats, which is in principle coarse flour. Logically, it dissolves better in water than whole grains.
4. WATER SUPPLY
The brewing water is the main component of the beer. In addition to all the requirements that are placed on good drinking water, the degree of hardness and the special microbiological purity are of particular importance. Most breweries have chosen their location next to a good source of water.
5. BREWING PROCESS
Now the actual beer production begins.
This takes place in three stages:
Stage 1 in the brewhouse/brewhouse
This process takes 8 - 12 hours
2nd stage in the fermentation cellar
This process takes about 8 - 12 days
3rd stage in the storage cellar
This process takes about 8 - 12 weeks
After a few weeks the beer is ready for consumption. It is now finely filtered before bottling or left in its natural state (the yeast is still present in the beer).
7. BARREL OR BOTTLE FILLING
The beer has now reached maturity and is filled under counter pressure into kegs, containers, cans, party kegs and large barrels. The counter-pressure prevents the loss of carbon dioxide.
During bottling, the returnable bottles are thoroughly cleaned. All containers must be labelled according to legal regulations. Variety, alcohol content, ingredients, quantity of contents and manufacturer must be clearly visible.
After a regular quality control in all processes, the delivery takes place. This is done either by truck to the nearest restaurant or by rail to all cantons throughout Switzerland.