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MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co.

In 2015, SEARC conducted a full automation upgrade to the MacKinnon Brothers brewery system. It was presented that the old brewery system had an impact on their energy consumption and operational cost. SEARC was able to design and test a new automation system to work with the MacKinnon Brothers current operations. This ensured their recommended improvements would work before they made any changes to the live system itself; allowing MacKinnon Brothers to have very little downtime in their production while the changes were configured.

 Implementing this new automation system allowed MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co. to:

● Reduce CO2 Emissions

● Reduce Energy Usage

● Produce Financial Savings

● Save Time

For more detailed information on the research conducted and overall results of this case study, please see the following PDF and video.

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The PDF above highlights the research and results of the study in collaboration with MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co.

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This project is outlined in more detail in the video above by Dan MacKinnon, the brewmaster and co-owner at the MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co.

About MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co.

MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co. is located on a bicentennial family farm, just outside of Kingston, Ontario. with over 200 years of farming heritage behind them, they use the hops, wheat and barley grown right on their farm to brew beer which is emboldened with the unique character of rural Canada. They do this so beer patrons everywhere can share in the taste and tradition of their farm.


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