Focused solely on all aspects of Production Brewing since 2008
Headquartered in San Diego County, California, HRVST (pronounced ˈhärvəst) consults worldwide. Our aspect of services range from conceptual start-up proforma authoring to optimizing seasoned operational breweries.
Get in touch with us to set up a consultation, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to enquire whether our services are right for you.
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Areas of Expertise
Start Up planning
The best way to breathe life to a concept is by modeling the next "1 + 5" years of your concept on "paper". This is done by authoring a financial proforma capturing Sales, COGS, Operational, Personnel, Marketing & Real Estate Expenses, CAPEX (Equipment), Pre-Construction & Construction Expenses into a robust spreadsheet to determine the start-up valuation, ROI, and breakeven analysis of your plan. In short, it is a dry-run of your 1 year of start-up plus 5 years of business assumptions that clearly communicate your assumptions to you, your investors and your bank.
Beyond the proforma and funding starts the actual execution of the plan. HRVST has extensive Owner's Representative experience to shepherd through the process. This may include Real Estate feasibility and selection, lease negotiation, Construction design team selection and management, design assistance and coordination, construction team selection, process pipe design, specialty installation assistance, equipment selection and procurement, construction management, commissioning assistance, and brewery commissioning.
process design & controls automation
HRVST has in-house brewery process and electronic engineers that have the ability to custom design mechanical process systems and controls automation. This includes systems such as centralized CIP systems, wort and beer transfer lines, utility and energy process pipe design (glycol and steam). Custom equipment design for retrofit or unique processes is also within our capacity.
Beyond the site and building Electrical, Lighting, Mechanical, Plumbing, and Structural engineering disciples (which is usually managed by the project Architect) - exists specialty process systems unique to the integration of the beer process. Interconnecting design details starting from raw materials to finished product, from flow logistics to expansion planning are aspects of facility design often neglected in the permit design process for breweries. HRVST provides design input assistance to the project Architect and building design Engineers for proper design consideration of all process spacial and utility needs.
Beer program & recipe formulation
HRVST has the ability to program and design your beer program. Custom beer programs can range from typical ale and lager fermentation to barrel aging, sour programs, brett programs, blending, etc.
operational brewery assistance
Whether you need a "pinch hitter" experienced production brewer to cover a gap or incorporate the latest best manufacturing practices to your current brewing operations, HRVST will provide hands-on assistance as needed to optimize your operation. Areas of focus include updating practical Standard Operating Procedures, Clean Manufacturing practices, etc.
Use the form below to contact us. Please be as detailed as possible telling us what you want to achieve. You may also email or call us to make an appointment.