Air Compressors for Breweries

Compressed air plays an important role in breweries across the country. From high-volume facilities to the smallest craft producers, a reliable compressor is as important as the right combination of malt, water and hops in an IPA.

That’s where Quincy Compressor comes in. Our products lead the industry in performance, versatility and low operating costs. Keep reading to learn more, or get in touch with a Quincy distributor in your area to arrange an applications assessment.

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Products and Applications

Industrial air compressors come in two main types, both of which can play a role in craft brewing and distilling:

  • Reciprocating compressors use a series of one-way valves to compress and release air. They are best for low-pressure applications, such as keg washing.
  • Rotary screw compressors are generally heavier duty machines, suitable for continuous use and more air-intensive applications. Use them to bottle beer, for power tools or to drive other assembly line processes.

Ultimately, the needs of every brewery are different and there is no single “best” compressed air solution for everyone. To better serve a wide range of clients, Quincy Compressor offers one of the most comprehensive lineups of air compressors for breweries, bottling plants and more. Some of our most popular products for food and beverage use include:

  • QSI industrial rotary screw air compressors
  • QGV variable speed air compressors
  • The QR-25, one of our oldest and best-known pressure-lubricated products, a true industry workhorse

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The Clean Choice in Brewery Air Compressors

Quincy has been a pioneer in compressor technology since 1920. In addition to being reliable and affordable to own and operate, our products are extremely clean running, making them an excellent air compressor for breweries or other applications where sanitation is essential. We offer both oil-free and lubricated compressors, the latter of which are equipped with advanced filtering systems to deliver 99.9% air/fluid separation. This keeps contaminants out of your work area, so you can brew a better, cleaner beer.


Quincy Products in Action: Air Compressors in America’s Craft Breweries

There’s no question craft brewing is one of the fastest-growing segments of the beer market today. As more consumers are looking for alternatives to bland, big-label beers, independent brewers are experiencing both a strong demand for their product and an increased freedom to experiment with new techniques and flavors.

For the more than 3500 craft breweries operating today, there is a clear need for advanced equipment that performs reliably without breaking the bank. One of the many places you’ll find Quincy compressors hard at work is Asheville, North Carolina’s Wicked Weed Brewing. There, our machines play a key role in bringing Wicked Weed’s award-winning product to market, from bottling and clarifying to cleanup.

Want to learn more about the role our products can play in the craft brewing industry? Check out our following resources:

Guide to Air Compressors for Microbreweries

Air Compressors in Beer Production

Getting the Most Out of Your Compressor: A Guide for Breweries

Helium Beer: Truth or Myth?

How Independent Breweries and Companies Use Compressed Air

Guide to Crafting Great Beer and Spirits