Empowering the Craft Beer revolution!

LEADERS IN QUALITY 

Capabilities

Brewing

State-of-the-Art Four Vessel 50 BBL Brewhouse

Fully automated production & cellaring
50 to 150 BBL Batch sizes
Authentic production of all major lager and ale styles
Wide variety of filtration and finishing options
Automated keg cleaning & filling line for returnable and “one-way” kegs
New High Speed Can line (12,16, 19.2 oz)
Flexible, high quality labeling for cans (no large can orders required)
Extensive In-house Lab Services
Recipe Formulation & Optimization Services
Process and Product Consulting Services
Detailed and In-Depth Production Reporting

Packaging 

Kegs
    Half Barrel
    1/6 Barrel
  Cans
    12 oz
    16oz
    Labeling
      Shrink Sleeve Labeling
      Wrap Labeling
      Customer's Preprinted Cans
    Secondary Packaging
      4,6,8,12 fiber pack Boxed
      24 Pack Loose
      12 Pack Loose
      6 Pack PakTech

Laboratory

Quality Control Testing
  Raw Material
  Brewing
  Cellar
  CIP
  Packaging
  Microbiological
  DNA-based Spoilage Agent   
  Sensory Evaluation
  Food Safety and Plant Audits
 

Lab Equipment
  Density Meter
  Total Package Oxygen Meter
  Can Piercer
  Video Seam Inspection System
  Seam Saw
  ATP Testing Meter
  PH meter
  Haze Meter
  PCR Thermo-cycler

 

About Us

Glen Sprouse

      

Glen Sprouse is an engineer, brewer and sales/business development executive in Roswell, GA formerly with Siemens Industry, Inc. and has done extensive independent consulting and small system integration work in the food and beverage industry.  Since graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech, Glen has done engineering design and product development, been a plant and project engineer, sold automation products and solutions and provided application engineering support at the corporate level. He has developed job descriptions and business plans for new industrial sales and management positions at the National Account Level and then successfully hired for or occupied those positions.
 
Glen temporarily left the process automation world in 1995 to earn his Master Brewer’s certification at the Intensive Brewing Science and Engineering program then offered at UC Davis, later to become the American Brewers Guild. He then helped write and pass Georgia’s brewpub legislation and funded, designed, built and operated a successful craft brewing business in a 350 seat brewpub in Atlanta, GA. He made extensive use of a brewery process automation system that he designed and built to improve product quality and consistency to levels beyond what was achievable in the craft brewing industry at that time. His automation system was a feature of several process automation industry articles, case studies and manufacturers’ marketing collateral over the next four years.
 
Glen has more than ten years professional brewing experience and more than 30 years experience in manufacturing and process automation, focused in the food and beverage, brewing and applied chemical products industries and has provided consulting services to improve production process quality, reliability and consistency. Though focused on sales and business development, Glen has always been intimately involved with the application and engineering aspects of his clients’ needs, often helping them develop new solutions to persistent problems in their production, packaging and quality improvement processes.
 
His brewing ventures have earned him numerous regional awards for his European style lagers and Belgian style ales including a world-wide rating of 7th for his Seven Sisters Münchner lager, 9th for his Bavarian Hefeweizen and 8th for his Me262 Maibock on the worldwide beer rating website www.RateBeer.com in 2006 through 2008.
 
Glen has designed, automated and supervised many new brewery installations throughout the U.S. over the last 15 years including a brewery at the Kansas City Station Casino in Kansas City, MO, Santa Fe Brewing Company in Cancun, Mexico, Thunder Canyon Brewing Co in Tucson, AZ and Glasscock Brewing Company in McAllen, TX. He has designed and built controls and automation solutions for Anheuser-Busch, Miller Brewing and Coors as well as numerous craft breweries nationwide (Stone Brewing, Red Hook, Ballast Point, Left Hand, Pyramid Brewing, Gordon Biersch and others). He has also provided consulting services in beer formulation and recipe design, brewery chemical and sanitation processes, production optimization, and draught beer dispensing system design through his company Brewery Development and Automation, LLC.

David Rice

David has 28 years of beverage and consumer goods industry experience focused in manufacturing, supply chain,  quality management, and business management experience.

David led the effort to design and deploy business solutions for supply chain, manufacturing, and quality management during his 13 years working for Coca-Cola Enterprises.

As the Consumer Goods and Distribution Industry Technology Strategist for Microsoft Corporation, David spent 5 years helping many of the largest consumer goods manufacturers in the nation with solutions to optimize their supply chains, enable consumer facing digital marketing, provide demand analytics, improve sales force in-store execution, and optimize trade promotion management capabilities.

David started his career spending 10 years successfully operating a small scale computer manufacturing company with direct industry, retail, and mail order sales. Here he built a solid foundations for his career in manufacturing and supply chain management solutions.

David holds a bachelor degree in Business Administration with a focus in Marketing.

David has over 5 years’ experience as an award winning home brewer. He has taken home brewing to a level of sophistication few have achieved by combining his brewing knowledge, experience with industrial process controls, and beverage industry quality control expertise.

Jason Carroll 

 

Jason began his professional career at The Franciscan Well Brewery, Cork, Ireland. It was here, under the tutelage of one of Ireland’s longest standing Head Brewer’s ( Peter Lyall ) that Jason acquired a deep level of procedural understanding and improvement as well as formal education through the global brewing body IBD. In addition to this Jason was part of the original team that worked closely with the famed Jameson distillery to create the global product Caskmates. After 2 years of winning numerous International awards he was head hunted by Diageo ( Guinness ) and subsequently made his move to St. James’ Gate as the Head Brewer of The Open Gate Project.

During his time at Guinnes Jason brought the Open Gate Brewery into a fully functional brewery and went on to create numerous new products for the Guinness brand, including the globally distributed pale ale. Wishing to continue his love for creativity and operational improvement, Jason moved to the East Coast of Ireland to ‘The Wicklow Brewery’ which housed a 3 vessel semi automated Braukon System.

It was here that he won the World’s best ale under 5% at the International Beer Awards 2016. After two years at the helm and a total of 20 awards acquired for the brewery Jason made his way to Georgia. Arriving to Peachtree City in October 2017 as the Head Brewer of Line Creek Brewing Company he acted as an integral part in the build out, equipment selection and procedural implementation. Jason spent 2 years at Line Creek, training staff, implementing procedures, interacting with distribution companies, suppliers and customers. Jason developed over 30+ products for Line Creek Brewing Company. Many of which have made their way into the Georgia market through wide distribution. Before joining the Big Kettle family Jason acquired the award for America’s best flavored sour at the World Beer Awards 2019.

 

50+ years combined experience in the beer, beverage, manufacturing and supply chain industries. 

 

Location

CONTACT

Inquiries

For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please contact:

Glen Spouse, Brewmaster

glen@bigkettlebrewing.com

Get a quote: 

Glen Spouse, Brewmaster

glen@bigkettlebrewing.com

Head Office

394 N Clayton Street

Lawrenceville, GA 30042

 

 

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