Bethel, Connecticut

5 BBL Electric Brewery

Broken Symmetry had their work cut out for them transforming a historic train depot into a 5BBL gastro brewery. Located in downtown Bethel, CT, Broken Symmetry Co-Founder and Head Brewer Christopher Sanzeni knew the building was an ideal site for the town’s newest brewpub, but fitting a 5BBL brew house, cellar system, kitchen, bar area, and taproom into the 1800 square-foot space required some creative thinking.
"For the space requirements, I definitely had to go electric. That's one of the things that really helped us fit everything in here to better suit the space."
Brewmation worked closely with Chris on the design, engineering, and installation of their turnkey brewery, which includes a 5BBL electric brew house, six fermenters and a brite tank, Brewmation’s Advanced brew house and cellar controls, glycol chiller, and all the pumps and plumbing needed to complete their setup. A malt mill and our Gladiator keg washer bookend the turnkey system, providing everything needed to keep their taps full with IPAs, pilsners, stouts, Belgians, sours, and just about everything in between.
Going from an aeronautical engineer and weekend homebrewer to running a brewery was a big change. When asked about making this transition, Chris says that "Brewmation provided for me a confidence level that I didn't have before I went pro, that feeling that - oh, I do know what I'm doing...but they're always there in case I have a question. It started to feel like I had a partner."
"I definitely recommend Brewmation to anyone who's looking to set up a new brewery, or even do modifications to their brewery."
With the success of their rotating tap list and San Diego-style food menu, Broken Symmetry has expanded their brewery equipment to include a new Twin Monkey's Mancos canning line to support a wider distribution into neighboring states.  A must-visit brewery when beercationing in New England!

Hear what Chris has to say about his experience working with Brewmation in our Brewery Spotlight video below, and be sure to tell them Brewmation sent you!