Brewing Services

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McRae Integration provides brewery engineering services to breweries of all sizes. Whether you need help planning an entirely new brewery, expanding your current brewery or planning your maintenance strategy, McRae has the knowledge, expertise and resources to translate your business plan into operational capabilities.

McRae's Brewing Services

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McRae offers a variety of brewing services:

  • Brewery Planning
  • Brewing & Packaging Automation
  • Audits & Technical Recommendations
  • Process, Equipment & Safety Upgrades
  • MES Solutions
  • Maintenance Strategies

You know your brewery operations better than anyone, so our first step in any project is to listen to your issues and ideas. This is how we create a solution that truly matches your vision. Our brewery engineering experts ensure that we deliver a solution that works for all levels of your operation.

Brewery Planning

New Brewery Planning

Our team is experienced in the development of in-depth feasibility and planning studies to deliver budget costs, scope requirements and risk assessments. This experience and expertise within the brewing industry enables us to provide a proven approach to managing the design, planning and execution phases of your turnkey brewery site, brewhouse or packaging lines.

Brewery Expansion Planning

Our team can help you design an expansion strategy and execute it in a structured and financially responsible manner. We collaborate with you to review and challenge your current process. This ensures that we deliver the best course of action given your planned rate of expansion and your current capacity. Recommendations may include controls upgrades, additional equipment, new equipment, or an additional facility to handle your increase in capacity. Allow our expertise to help you to construct the best plan for your operation and ensure that your expansion plan is executed effectively.

Continuous Improvement

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We use our years of experience and proven analytical techniques in collaboration with you to identify valuable improvement opportunities. Our recommended solutions are presented with an outline of the financial benefits and costs of these improvements to help you to make an informed decision. Areas for consideration may include:

  • Brewing Process Optimization
  • Packaging Solutions
  • Operational Restructuring
  • MES Reporting Services
  • New Technology

Maintenance Strategies & Equipment Reliability

Asset Replacement Planning

Our experience enables us to provide you with accurate and practical asset replacement plans for your brewing and packaging equipment.

Brewing Audits

Brewing audits highlight inconsistencies and inefficiencies in your process. Recommendations that result from these audits add value to your business from both a quality and a commercial perspective.


Safety Upgrades

McRae's Guardian Safety Systems are designed to be complete and practical safety solutions, providing operators unencumbered access to equipment without compromising their safety. We ensure that you meet or exceed all mandated safety requirements. Guardian safety upgrades include design, controls upgrades, physical guarding, installation, commissioning, training and documentation.


Your product quality is paramount but can be difficult to maintain, especially when expanding operations or altering your process. We can help to identify and diagnose these issues quickly and effectively so that you can consistently brew high-quality beer.

Product Integrity

Product integrity tracking is often not considered until a crisis is at hand. We can ensure that you have a reliable system in place in the event that product recalls are required.

Your Brewing Assessment

McRae Integration wants you to feel comfortable with your decision to choose us to consult on your brewing needs. Our assessment begins with a scheduled phone or in-person conversation so that we can understand your needs and goals. Following this, we will arrange a site visit so that we can supply you with a detailed and accurate quote.

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