Carbotek has launched a new system for storing and transporting beer that it has claimed significantly improves the taste and shelf life of drinks.
The “beer in a box” system is designed to reduce carbon dioxide concentration at the brewery, and works by decarbonating the beer before filling so that it can be recarbonated inline at the point of dispense. Its manufacturers claimed that it leads to a superior foam and taste; improvements to efficiency; weight and cost reductions against heavy steel kegs and expensive one-way keg systems; and an increased shelf life of up to eight weeks, compared to just three days in other cases.
It is also environmentally friendly, as the bags are completely recyclable and produces almost no waste. “Studies demonstrate far more economic and ecologic benefits of bag-in-box systems compared to any other available packaging system,” Carbotek said.
“The advanced Carbotek system decarbonates a range of drinks and packages them into eco friendly, hygienic bags and easy to store boxes. This incredible process creates a uniquely stable product that is able to be transported and stored at ambient temperatures with a substantially longer shelf life than normal methods,” the company added.
The award-winning evolution in beer transportation was first conceived and patented in Germany, and is now being brought to the UK and Ireland on-trade channel. It will be exhibited at the Craft Beer Rising Festival in London later this month.
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