Rahr Technical Center & Brewery

Based at Rahr Corporation headquarters in Shakopee, MN, the Rahr Technical Center & Brewery provides testing and analytical expertise on fermented beverages, malt, and other ingredients sold by Rahr Malting Co. and BSG.

PILOT BREWERY

Rahr’s state-of-the-art pilot brewery is built around a 3-hectoliter Esau & Huber brewhouse. The brewery allows the Technical Center staff to perform real-world trials on malt, hops, yeasts, and other ingredients, as well as to collaborate creatively with visiting brewers and suppliers.

MICRO/PILOT MALTING

A micromalt lab facilitates highly controlled bench-scale malting of barley and wheat for breeding and malting research. The micromalt lab can accommodate up to 120 single samples weekly under specific malting parameters, which sample sizes as small as 60 to 1000 grams. A future pilot malt facility will handle 140 kg pieces to produce experimental malts for trial in the Rahr Technical Center & Brewery.

ANALYTICAL LAB SERVICES

Expert research analysis and innovative methodology are at the heart of the Rahr Technical Center & Brewery. The most sophisticated instrumentation is combined with some of the industry’s best minds for developing and refining analytical tests. The capabilities of the lab include the American Society of Brewing Chemists Methods of Analysis for guided analysis of barley/malt, hops, and beer, as well as the newest research-driven ideas.

FINDING SOLUTIONS FOR BREWING PROBLEMS

The Rahr Technical Center specializes in problem-solving. Our dedicated team of scientists are here to help brewery customers identify and resolve brewing and fermentation issues. 

Rahr Technical Center & Brewery | 502 1st Ave W, Shakopee, MN, 55379, United States

Phone: 952-496-7036