Fulfilling the Specialty Gas Needs of Columbus Microbreweries


Whether it’s a “movement” or not is pretty much a matter of debate. But this does seem to be the Age of the Microbrewery, or Craft Brewery. At the same time has come the Rise of the Brewpubs, those sometimes eccentric, sometimes posh public houses or restaurants that brew beer on the premises and are cropping up (or might that better be “hopping” up?) in neighborhoods all over the states anymore – including here, in Columbus. 

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 were around in 2015 – and 165% more than the 2,000 craft breweries that existed even six years ago! No doubt about it, people like microbrewery beers. Their sales are rising by 6% every year. And this is while beer industry sales broadly remain … well … flat.

Pardon us for regurgitating what you may already know if you run a microbrewery or a brewpub yourself. We just thought many outsiders who relish microbrewery beers would appreciate the facts too. Of course, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we’d know them at Delille Oxygen Company. We supply microbreweries and brewpubs in and around Columbus with the specialty gases they depend on: CO2 and Nitrogen, mostly, but also Chlorine. Those are the top gases, at any rate. And the local connection is what’s extremely important to our microbrewery and brewpub customers. It’s their guarantee – a guarantee PurityPlus® is well-nigh uniquely situated to extend – that they’ll always have access to the gases they need when they need them:

  • the bulk containers of CO2 to add “fizz” to 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 developing a very smooth, creamy Guinness-style beer and, more predominantly, for thwarting oxidation in the headspace of a bottle or can, which can change 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 Columbus microbreweries and brewpubs want most from a specialty gas supplier is quick, responsive customer service. Delille Oxygen Company delivers it in numerous distinctive ways. Our local focus enables us, for example, to…

  • establish close, personal partnerships with all of our microbrewery and brewpub customers,
  • share more of the face-time and technical wisdom they value,
  • better understand their needs so we can meet even their most exacting specs,
  • assure on-time delivery of the CO2, Nitrogen, Chlorine, and other gases they rely on,
  • deliver custom solutions like “just-in-time” inventory,
  • regulate product manufacture and testing to groundbreaking degrees, hence 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 economical in the industry.

It’s unsurprising, then, that so many more microbreweries and brewpubs are looking to PurityPlus® for the gases that keep their beers bubbly and their customers happy. Looking for more of that yourself? Contact Delille Oxygen Company here in Columbus right away.