CRAFT QA Quality Partnering
Providing Affordable Quality Assurance to Small- And Medium-sized Breweries
CRAFT QA works in partnership with breweries to provide expert quality assurance capabilities needed for more reliable brewing results. This allows small- and medium-sized breweries to limit big-ticket capital and overhead costs for lab and testing equipment, labor, lab space, etc, while maintaining a complete quality assurance capability by using CRAFT QA's extensive technical know-how, equipment knowledge, and full-service laboratory and testing capabilities and at very affordable prices.
CRAFT QA can help its partners define, develop, and implement their quality assurance program through understanding the partner needs, assistance procuring equipment and creating a lab space, and by providing techniques, methods, and training for partner staff as your brand and brewing operation grows.
CRAFT QA’s combined decades of experience in technical environments working with everything from high-volume manufacturing to advanced research and development means our partners can take the benefit of CRAFT QA as its expert quality assurance provider without having to carry unnecessary overhead. This includes giving our partners access to our chemist and materials scientist that is intimately familiar with the chemistry, materials, methods, techniques, and technology associated with making beer, wine and spirits.
With CRAFT QA as your quality assurance partner, you also have access to expert resources for technical problems if things start to go sideways. Our scientist is an expert in technical troubleshooting and structured problem solving, with a specialization in chemistry and material science.
CRAFT QA is continuing to advance the state of the art for the craft beverage industries by bringing advanced methods and technologies into brewing that provide better process control and monitoring. CRAFT QA is also working to develop new equipment, sensors, methods and techniques for brewing processes to provide even more repeatable and higher-yield results at a lower total cost to breweries.
Brew With Confidence!™ in partnership with CRAFT QA.
CRAFT QA Partner Case Examples
Grist Assessment Saves Brewery More Than 10% On Grain Bill
CRAFT QA provided one of its partners with a comprehensive assessment of a its gristmill settings and brewery efficiency. By analyzing grist and defining more optimum mill settings, the brewery was able to reduce it's grain bill by more than 10% resulting in savings of thousands of dollars per month.
Yeast Analysis and Management Reduces Flavor Issues
CRAFT QA worked with one partner to analyze it's yeast for their flagship beer and found that pitch rates were excessively high. CRAFT QA provided its partner with the means to monitor its yeast and make adjustments to optimize pitch rates and eliminate the risk of unwanted flavors from excessive dead yeast.
Water Amendments Eliminates Gushing
Craft QA uncovered the need to add amendments to water that eliminated a packaged beer gushing problem for one of its partner breweries.
Storage Conditions and Shelf Life Issues
CRAFT QA analyzed product aging issues for one of its partners and found that better temperature control for brewery storage could remedy shelf life issues for the partner's IPA. Additional investigation by CRAFT QA uncovered that one of the partner's distributors was not managing retail inventory and retailers were selling inventory that had exceeded the shelf life agreement with the partner's distributors.