Product development

Product development

As customer tastes and choice grow, breweries, distilleries and entrepreneurs must continually innovate in order to gain or maintain a competitive edge. But bringing new beverages to market can be costly, both in terms of time and resources.

Whether you are looking to compliment your existing range with a new innovative beverage, or incorporate new ingredients for the first time, our specially-trained project support team can help fast-track new recipes to production scale quickly and at reduced cost.

Working with you we can:

  • Support focus group tasting sessions.
  • Develop technical brewing/distilling specifications.
  • Implement new recipes at production scale.
  • Produce small-scale batches for market testing.


Our brewing systems enable product development for breweries seeking small scale product batches for analysis and marketing. 30, 100 and 400 litre production units provide for scale-up from initial trials to small scale commercial production. We offer packaging options that include bottle, cask, keg and mini keg with rough and sterile filtration options. Our team are experienced in using innovative ingredients and specialist yeast strains for recipe development. Brewlab is also accredited for gluten free production.

“We were recommended Brewlab by a contact in the beer world, as we were looking to create a premium low-calorie lager. The service we received from Julio and the rest of the team was top notch. Julio guided us through the process, providing expert advice and teaching us more about the brewing process throughout. We selected one of the three variations produced and provided feedback based on product testing we had carried out. This feedback was then incorporated into the brewing document, which we were able to use to scale up production with a commercial contract brewer. We are really happy with the result and our customers seem to agree! Even now when we look to tweak our recipe or create a new batch, we reach out to Julio for any advice and he has been a trusted sounding-board throughout. We really couldn’t have got to where we are now without Julio or the rest of the team and we would highly recommend Brewlab’s services!”

Yabba Beer.

We have developed distilling systems and products for a range of markets producing test batches using novel ingredients and recipes. We can analyse your raw materials and spirits and provide relevant information to perfect products and achieve quality targets for successful developments.

Contact our project support team now on +44 (0)191 549 9450.

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