Canada: Automatic Beer

For centuries brewers have made their beer by the same ancient process, boiling it in towering copper kettles and fermenting it in vats, batch by cumbersome batch. Now automation has finally caught up with beer. Last week technicians for Canadian Breweries Ltd. worked at taking the last kinks out of a new, fully automated $8,000,000 plant at Fort Worth, Texas, where beer will be made within two months by a radical technology. Brewers have considered the method for years and other firms are testing it, but Canadian Breweries will be the first to...

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