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Craft Brew Program

Partner with the experts at Ecolab to keep your brewery on the leading edge of quality, safety, efficiency and sustainability. Ecolab’s integrated brewery cleaning and sanitation program helps improve and simplify brewhouse cleaning processes and systems to save you time and help producing consistent results every time.

Summit Brewing Testimonial

The head brewer from Summit discusses how Ecolab doesn’t just sell brewery cleaning chemicals; we help you make serious savings. Listen as he talks about the benefits of partnering with Ecolab. 


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Comprehensive Brewery Sanitation and Water Solutions

As the industry leader in cleaning and sanitation solutions with a depth of brewery experience, we help optimize brewing operations, support exceptional beer quality and empower your team to work smart and safe.


Synergex™ in Craft Brew

Synergex™ is a U.S. EPA-registered*, mixed-peracid (PSOA) based sanitizer and disinfectant that helps improve product quality and food safety while maximizing productivity across your brewery and can also be used as a cleaner. Designed for brewery cleaning use in:
• Bright beer tanks (BBTs)
• Filler CIPs

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Increase Productivity

  • Reduce conventional 4 or 5 step CIP washes with Synergex™ as a 3-step cold wash detergent, using a pre-rinse, wash and post-rinse process
  • Customers have seen a shortened cleaning period when washing under CO2, eliminating the need for CO2 to be exhausted from the system after each cleaning cycle
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Improve Product Quality

  • Reduce day-to-day variability and eliminate product to product flavor carry over
  • Control and verify usage with conductivity and in-line monitoring
  • Penetrate biofilms, killing 99.9999% of Listeria monocytogenes and Pseudomonas aeruginosa pathogens on hard, non-porous food contact surfaces, with no-rinse options when used as a sanitizer (at minimum temperature 33 degrees C or 91 degrees F)
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Minimize Environmental Impacts

  • Significant energy savings from cold washing, no need to heat the solution
  • Ability to wash under CO2 pressure as an acid eliminates need to exhaust CO2 from your BBT
  • No-phosphorus formulation helps minimize phosphate-related effluent fees


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Cleaning and Sanitizing Procedures

This is one area where you don’t have to develop your own recipe from scratch. We’ve got proven procedures to help ensure a clean and sanitized operation with every batch.

Available Sanitation Procedures:

  • Mash Tank
  • Lauter Tun
  • Brew Kettle
  • Fermentation/Maturation Tank
  • Aging and Bright Beer Tanks
  • Kegs
  • Heat Exchanger
  • Parts Cleaning and Soak
  • Environmental Cleaning

For additional information, contact your sales representative or use the Contact Us form.

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In an operation like yours, everyone wears multiple hats. Luckily, we’ve got your back. From sanitization advances to food safety updates, we continue brewing up training programs to help keep you and your team up to speed.

Available Training:

  • Chemical Safety
  • Brewery Sanitation Basics
  • Brewhouse Sanitization
  • Brewery Cellar Sanitization
  • Brewery Packaging
  • Hall Sanitization
  • Brewery CIP

For additional information, please contact your sales representative or use the Contact Us form.

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DryExx™ Conveyor Lubrication

A patented dry lubricant system that keeps the lines running smoothly while drastically cutting the amount of water needed in the process.

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Save Water with DryExx™

Learn how Ecolab helped minimize water use for a brewer’s conveyor lubrication.

Your Partner in Perfection

World Class Service

Service is locally delivered by your personal Ecolab representative with best-in-class, innovative solutions and hands-on support.

Safety at Your Brewery Matters

Automated dispensing and Ecolab guidance on brewery chemical safety and procedures helps keep your crew safe.
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Sustainability Matters

Sustainability is core to our purpose. Download our Sustainability Report to learn more.