The new brewery is part of the 11,500-square-foot August A. Busch III Brewing and Food Science Laboratory. The brewery has been designated LEED Platinum, meeting the highest environmental standards of the Green Building Council.
It is an authentic, reduced-scale facility, similar in size to smaller commercial brewing operations. Equipment for the 1.5-barrel–capacity brewery, updated in 2006, was relocated from Cruess Hall in 2010.
"The new facility will allow us to showcase the importance of beer and brewing as a complex, sophisticated process, as well as the important role that UC Davis plays in the brewing industry,” said Charlie Bamforth, Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and Brewing in the Department of Food Science and Technology.
“We hope that it will be a facility that can be used by commercial brewers and suppliers to test out new recipes or processes in small-scale batches,” he adds.