3 unique facts about Pivot Brewing

Pivot Brewing Company has some unique features to its brewery that you might not know about — solar panels, experimental ciders, and approachable beers.

Pivot Brewing

Pivot Brewing Company offers both craft beer and craft cider.

Pivot Brewing

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Hey, y’all. Aaron here.

I recently took a brewery tour at Pivot Brewing Co., 1400 Delaware Ave., because I wanted to learn more about its brewing process. And boy, did I learn some cool stuff.

Here are three unique things you might not know about Pivot Brewing Co.

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During peak months, Pivot can operate up to 85% in solar efficiency.

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Solar Power

Pivot’s building is designed to maximize the efficiency of its solar panels — from the angle of the roof down to the materials used in the build. Last year, 85% of Pivot’s energy usage was covered by solar, making it one of, if not the most, energy-efficient breweries in the state.

Fun fact: Most food trucks can plug directly into the building, drawing energy from Pivot.

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This unique cider press gives Pivot full control of its cider’s flavor during the brewing process.

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Cider

Pivot doesn’t use pre-pressed juice. It presses its own apples using an Austrian press, one of only two or three in the country. This method allows for control over the quality + quantity of apples — like controlling sweetness levels. This kind of control allows Pivot to get pretty funky with its cider recipes.

Editor’s choice: Be on the lookout for “Off Trail” — a chai-spiced cider that’s perfect for sitting around a fall campfire.

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Pivot beers are brewed to be classic, approachable beers.

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Beer

When you go to snag a beer, you probably won’t find a blueberry sour aged in the horn of a unicorn for two full moons + brewed with alien space hops. You’ll find approachable beers — like an ale or a lager.

What we see a lot of,” said head brewer Benjamin Morgan, “is that one person will come in to try our newest crazy cider style + their significant other will say, ‘I just want a beer.’” Don’t get it twisted, though. Sticking with classic styles doesn’t mean sacrificing craft.

If you’re curious about learning more about the processes mentioned above, Pivot offers a free brewery tour every Friday evening at 5:30 p.m.

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