Today we’ll go on excursion to the new and modern brewing plant located in Mytishchi, the Moscow region. Alongside with many tasty things they produce a new Russian brand of beer ‘Mospivo’.
The plant is absolutely new and by the moment of photographing even the reception hall wasn’t completely installed.
It is the place where beer is brewed together with bread juice, cocktails and sparkling water of different kinds and filled into aluminum cans. Modern equipment makes the operations possible.
Water, malt, hop and yeast are main components of the beer production process.
Water is taken from local springs. There are 5 of them nearby and the number is optimal both for the plant which is never short of water and for the springs which are never unwatered and have enough time to restore their water reserves.
The water is distilled and is totally freed from any substances with the help of a special mesh-work that filters only water molecules. After that the water is saturated with salts and minerals.
Before using the malt is dried and fried.
Hop is both of Russian and foreign origin.
Now a few words about the production process. It all starts with malt mashing when water and malt are mixed in a special can with a certain temperature regimen. Resulted mash is filtered and turned into wort.
Then hop is added to the mop and boiled for an hour. That’s how beer acquires its unique taste and aroma.
Fermentation is the final process. It occurs in 10-14 degrees Celsius, is cooled after that and freed from yeast.
It takes 3 weeks to produce beer. Most time is spent on fermentation.
The equipment produces 2800 plastic bottles with beer an hour.
The process is fully automatized. The major part of the employees doesn’t deal with the process of beer production.
The excursion was followed by beer tasting. The new brand of beer had a nice taste and long aftertaste.
The plant was launched on September 19, 2008. Its area is equal to 14 hectares. The giant produces over 230 000 hectoliters a month.
‘Moscow Brewing Plant’