Fulfilling the Specialty Gas Needs of Winona Microbreweries


You can deny that it’s the latest “thing” if you insist. But this certainly presents itself as the Age of the Microbrewery, or Craft Brewery. Along with it has come the Rise of the Brewpubs, those sometimes quirky, sometimes classy public houses or restaurants that brew beer on the premises and are cropping up (or should we say “hopping” up?) in neighborhoods coast to coast anymore – including here, in Winona. 

Industry statistics demonstrate 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 that existed a scant six years ago! To be sure, people like microbrewery beers. Their sales are growing by 6% annually. And this is while beer industry sales generally remain … well … flat.

Pardon us for reiterating what you may already know if you operate a microbrewery or a brewpub yourself. We just reckoned many outsiders who are fond of microbrewery beers would appreciate the facts too. Of course, it stands to reason that we’d know them at Mississippi Welders Supply Co., Inc.. We furnish microbreweries and brewpubs in and around Winona with the specialty gases they rely on: CO2 and Nitrogen, primarily, but also Chlorine. Those are the top gases, anyhow. And the local relationship is what’s supremely important to our microbrewery and brewpub customers. It’s their guarantee – a guarantee PurityPlus® is almost uniquely disposed to extend – 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 achieving a particularly smooth, creamy Guinness-style beer and, more typically, for thwarting oxidation in the headspace of a bottle or can, which can have an impact on 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 Winona microbreweries and brewpubs look for more than anything from a specialty gas supplier is speedy, responsive customer service. Mississippi Welders Supply Co., Inc. serves it up in a variety of distinctive ways. Our local orientation lets us, for instance…

  • build close, personal partnerships with every one of our microbrewery and brewpub customers,
  • share more of the face-time and technical know-how they treasure,
  • better grasp their needs so we can satisfy even their strictest specs,
  • promise on-time delivery of the CO2, Nitrogen, Chlorine, and other gases they count on,
  • deliver custom solutions like “just-in-time” inventory,
  • control product manufacture and testing to unrivaled degrees, consequently assuring a consistent product of the highest quality, and
  • control production and delivery costs, giving rise to efficiencies that help us keep our prices among the most economical in the industry.

Small wonder, then, that a lot more microbreweries and brewpubs are turning to PurityPlus® for the gases that keep their beers bubbly and their customers happy. Think you could use more of that yourself? Get hold of Mississippi Welders Supply Co., Inc. here in Winona today.