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Nerdspeak Brewery

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Bettendorf, IA

Project Summary:

Crawford Brewing Equipment designed and fabricated a half-batchable 15bbl brewhouse for Nerdspeak Brewery in Bettendorf, IA. The system includes a roller mill from RMS and custom grist case to accommodate a ceiling height restriction. Crawford provided both 7bbl and 15bbl fermenters as well as a 30bbl brite tank. A Weil-McLain boiler and G&D 7x7 chiller round out the supporting systems. Crawford assisted with the development of a wastewater collection system since this location uses septic. All of the drains result in a lift station with grinder pump which deposits the wastewater in a poly collection tank for removal by pump truck or settling, equalization, and release to the bioreactor and leach field.

Nerdspeak 1 Client Experience


Nerds, geeks, gamers - this one is for you. Nerdspeak is a brewery like no other in the area. Featuring a retro, industrial, cyberpunk interior, the walls will be adorned with graphics from movies, shows, and musicians. One of the biggest inspirations for the space has been Star Wars, owner Aaron Ickes’ favorite movie universe of all time. Beer styles will continuously rotate on tap and include less common items such as Belgian styles, barrel-aged beers, and even seltzers.

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