Business Activities That May Qualify
- Development of new or improved hopping techniques and varieties
- Development of new or improved yeast strains
- Filtration methodologies development
- Development of new or improved fermentation processes
- Development of new and improved bottling or canning processes Improved product formulations and prototype batches
- Development of flavor or aroma profiles
- Improved preservative chemicals development
- Testing of improved products to ensure consistency
- Testing of new products to ensure shelf life
- Development of new or improved quality assurance testing processes for casting fabrication
Annual Revenue: $5 Million
The company undertook projects to brew formulations with a unique base, develop improvements to the brew-house and invent a new packaging line. These projects required that the company develop the layout of the electrical service, the process flow of the piping systems, and integrate various components into control systems. For the formulation changes, the company utilized the principles of chemistry in the development of the new packaging line and control systems.
Annual Revenue: $30 Million
The company took on a project to introduce a stronger hops formulation without the bitterness typically encountered by the increase. This client set out to improve the product development process through the implementation of a hop back device and through modifications to the fermentation tanks to enable improved exposure of the hops to the product formulation. Testing included the application of basic sciences to facilitate the development of a new or improved process until the company’s desired goals were met.
Annual Revenue: $342 Million
The company sought to create different brews to be fermented in barrels in order to lend a barrel-aged taste to the flavor profile. This required the brewing facilities to obtain a Farmer Brewing license. To comply with this requirement they ordered special brewing equipment and had it approved. Then they began developing the initial recipe formulations to create sample brews. Extensive tests were conducted and the company then undertook a series of tasting trials to evaluate them. They reviewed the feedback, modified the formulations, and retested the samples.