Bright Brewery Toasts New Facility with Antimicrobial Flooring
02 Oct 2018
- Bright Brewery installs 1,500 m2 of Flowfresh flooring in its new facility
- Flowfresh is popular choice of brewery flooring within Australia's booming craft beer industry
- Flowfresh is ideal for brewery conditions due to its robust, hygienic properties
A craft brewery boom is sweeping Australia, with beer drinkers moving away from well-known corporate brands in favour of smaller brewers with more unique flavours and history.
According to industry figures, over the past two years, one small brewery has opened each week.
With Victoria’s northeast being prime hops-growing country, it’s no wonder there’s a handful of impressive breweries to be discovered among the hills. In Bright, there is the aptly named Bright Brewery, which has been brewing ales with local hops and fresh mountain water since 2005.
The brewery and bar began operations in two small tin sheds, but in 2012 it gained a new and much-expanded look with 24 taps, multiple seating areas and a view into the brewery.
Bright Brewery uses fresh mountain water, quality ingredients, craft brewing techniques and sustainable practices to brew its signature beers. All beers are brewed on site, including small batches of seasonal, experimental beers.
Past the usual ambers, pales, porters and witbiers, beer enthusiasts can lock lips with a Pumpkin Harvest Ale (brewed with Styrian pumpkins grown by in nearby Ovens) or a Wandi Nut Brown Ale (made with walnuts from The Artisan Mill in Ovens). Try a tasting tray of six brews before opting for a pot, schooner or pint of your favourite.
Recently, Bright Brewery has constructed a brand new; purpose designed and built brewing facility, with excellent consideration given to drain placement and location of the mezzanine platform, to ensure efficient production.
As part of the project, a total 1,500 m2 of the hygienic and antimicrobial cementitious polyurethane range Flowfresh from Flowcrete has been installed.
600 m2 of the slip resistant Flowfresh SR was installed in varying thicknesses across the heavy-duty areas of the brewery in Warm Buff. These areas required a robust system, which would handle both acids and cleaning chemicals and the thermal changes associated with fermentation and strict hygiene controls.
A further 900 m2 of Flowfresh Sealer was applied in the light duty walkways and passageways in Tile Red which would stand up to frequent foot traffic all whilst providing a hygienic platform underfoot.
Flowfresh is a line of HACCP International certified; antimicrobial treated cementitious urethane flooring designed predominantly for the food and beverage industry.
Containing a silver-ion based antimicrobial additive, Polygiene®, Flowfresh systems complement floor cleaning and hygiene practices between wash cycles by protecting the surface from degradation caused by microbial growth.
The permanence of Flowfresh’s bacteria killing property was put to the test when it was analysed according to the ISO 22196 standard, which measures the efficacy of antibacterial-treated surfaces. As part of this test, samples of Flowfresh were hot washed and abraded multiple times, over and above the ISO 22196 requirements.
This intensive abuse was undertaken to recreate the reality of what a floor in a food plant would be subjected to and Flowfresh apparently ‘more than proved that it was able to survive such conditions and maintain its superior hygiene credentials’.
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