What Is Beer Gas?
Beer gas is an essential element in your pub or bar dispensing system that pumps the beer from the keg to the tap while maintaining the proper carbonation.
It is a mixture of carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrogen (N2). The carbon dioxide gas makes beers and ciders taste fizzy with a prickling sensation on your tongue when you drink them. Nitrogen, meanwhile, creates a creamy beer and when the liquid is poured into a beer glass it will have a beautiful swirling effect.
The Oxford Companion to Beer (Garrett Oliver, 2011) explains the science behind beer gas: “There are two reasons mixed gases are used to dispense beer: either because the beer comes from the brewery with a mixture of N2 and CO2 already dissolved in the beer (as is the case with Guinness and other nitrogenated beers) or because extra pressure is required to push beer from the cellar through a very long draught line to the tap.”
The Beer Gas Experts
Since 1998, The CO2 Gas Company has been delivering high-quality compressed carbon dioxide gas (CO2) products to the drinks industry from our cutting-edge filling plant in Harlow, outside London. We introduced ‘no rental on cylinders’ policy – a strategy that has made us the number one CO2 gas supplier in London. We are also an official BFBi-accredited supplier, which means your cellar gas supply is in safe hands.
Additional gas products
We supply and install a range of gas regulators for maintaining carbonation and pressure in the dispense of draft beer and postmix drinks. As part of our service, our team of technicians will survey your cellar and advise on the best solutions.
CO2 blenders are regulated to industry standards of 30% and 60%. Our compact wall mounted panels can easily be installed in the pub cellar creating ideal beer dispensing conditions.
- Further benefits include:
Fewer gas cylinders are needed, freeing up cellar space.
- Accurate gas mixture ensures an excellent beer quality
Simple and easy training for staff.
- Reduced handling saves time and improves safety.