Craft Beer Culture – Kiitos Brewing
Kiitos Brewing is a brand new brewery located in the Granary District of Salt Lake City. The Granary District is dominated by old warehouses, silos, and train tracks, the vibe you feel in the Granary District is a mixture of urban decay and blue-collar grit a perfect environment for Kiitos. Kiitos isn’t your average brewery though, they do things a little different. Kiitos Brewing uses a High Efficiency Brewing System known as HEBS. Below is information from kiitosbrewing.com explaininging their process and what allows Kiitos to stand apart from the rest.
What the HEBS?
Our HEBS, or High Efficiency Brewing System, is one of only several in use in the United States. With an emphasis on efficiency, the HEBS system allows us to save energy while using 40% less water, and 15-20% less grain overall. Additionally, because of our three-step wastewater system, the waste produced is already PH balanced, meaning no additional balancing chemicals are added to our city’s waste system.
Why the Cans?
It all comes down to showing our gratitude by doing what’s right. We use only aluminum cans because, as a sustainable metal, aluminum can be recycled indefinitely, and production requires far less energy. All this without any sacrifice in taste. In fact, canning protects the beer from sunlight and “skunking” better than bottled beers. And the results speak for themselves. Great tasting beers, gratefully brewed.
Where Else but Here?
Brewing has a long and historic tradition here in Utah—a tradition of which we are proud to be a part and to add on to. Nestled into Salt Lake City’s near southwest side, a new chapter in Utah’s brewing history is being written, with several innovative, unique and exciting new microbreweries establishing their presence in the area. Kiitos adds to and enhances this burgeoning community of brewers, producing uniquely crafted beers with an emphasis on conservation of resources.
Be sure to check them out at kiitosbrewing.com.