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Craft Brewery Refrigeration: Which Commercial Cooler is Best for Your Business?

Craft Brewery Refrigeration: Which Commercial Cooler is Best for Your Business?

Craft breweries are becoming more and more popular throughout the United States. In fact, there are currently almost 3000 craft breweries in business and the amount grows exponential each year. Craft brewery owners have a lot to consider when it comes to what type of merchandise and appliances they want to have in their business environment. When it comes to commercial coolers and brewery refrigeration, there are several different types of appliances that can benefit this type of business.

Here are a few commercial coolers to consider:


Back bar coolers are great if you have a pub or bar at your brewery where customers and visitors can test out your beers. A back bar cooler can display your unique beer bottles in a subtle and convenient way that allows bartenders easy access to them. The Fogel MR-30-GL Three Door Back Bar Refrigeration Cabinet is an excellent option for any back bar cooler needs. This cooler boasts self-closing doors and is 91 inches long to fit an adequate back stock of beer for you bar or pub.


Display Walk in coolers are great for storing cases of beer that have not yet gone out for shipping. They can be customized to fit any business’ storage and production needs. These coolers can even have customized entrance ways, such as electric sliding doors, for when brewery tours take place. At Bush Refrigeration, we are happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have about our built to order walk in coolers. We also offer standard walk in cooler sizes within our quick ship program that are sent out within five to seven business days.


Larger upright glass-door back bar coolers like the Fogel Reach-In Beer Froster are great if brewery visitors have the option to buy take out beer. These coolers provide adequate space for multiple six packs of beer that customers can purchase and take home with them. The Metalfrio VN-120R Upright Beer Cooler has two glass doors and can hold 630 12 oz. cans of beer (that’s over 100 six packs)! Many coolers come with anti fog, self-closing doors so customers can see all of their options as they visit your establishment.

All three commercial coolers listed above serve very different yet important purposes in a craft brewery atmosphere. Some businesses may only need one or two of these options depending on the specific aspects of their business – is there a need for extra storage? Do you want to offer beer for customers to take home? Do you want to allow beer tasting or have a bar connected to your establishment? Take time to consider what aspect of your business you want to invest it when it comes to commercial beverage refrigeration and then browse different models of each type of cooler to see which unit suits your location best. Contact us at Bush Refrigeration to speak to a brewery refrigeration specialist today!

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