56 BREWING & BEVERAGE INDUSTRIES BUSINESS 2018 has started with a rush for T&J Installations with several prestigious installations reported. T&J's latest installation for Vagabond Wines took place at its Battersea Power Station branch, which Vagabond says is the ‘first customer-oriented urban winery in London’. T&J provides installation and maintenance services for both beer dispense and wine dispense at branches of Vagabond Wines. Vagabond began as a riposte to the decline of independent wine bars in the capital, that cater for the middle of the market. Vagabond now has six London locations – Fulham, Charlotte Street, Spitalfields, Northcote Road, Victoria and, most recently, Battersea Power Station. T&J advised and provided installation services for the beer tap systems – which included connecting the keg fridges, chillers and taps – and the By The Glass wine dispense system. T&J has also installed the tanks at The Botanist site in Sheffield on behalf of Budweiser Budvar for whom the company is the sole UK service provider. T&J has now delivered seven tank beer installations at New World Trading Company venues. The Botanist takes an ‘outside, in’ approach to creating a unique environment which resembles that of a vintage greenhouse or conservatory, with foliage being the dominant feature in the overall aesthetic of each venue (see picture above). The Sheffield branch of The Botanist is the 10th Botanist site and the first site to open under the new ownership of Graphite Capital. It boasts The Botanist’s usual broad, well-ranged drinks mix including botanical cocktails, gins, and – in a first for Sheffield – Tankové Pivo will be served alongside its vast range of other beers. The Botanist, Sheffield required a complete tank beer installation that would bear the volume required to cater for its customers, whilst also being unobtrusive to the venue’s operations. Tank beer is a beer storage and dispense system that caters for high volume storage and delivers superior hygiene and efficiency compared with traditional barrel or cask options. The beer is stored within the tanks – in volumes of 500 litres – in polyvinyl in-liners which are replaced with every refill, ensuring maximum sterility. The visual impact of the tanks can greatly enhance point-of-sale and Budweiser Budvar makes particular use of this with its retro look. It is claimed as the most space-efficient beer storage method available, and its visual impact greatly enhances point-of-sale. Budweiser Budvar makes particular use of this with its copper-coloured tanks, emblazoned with the Budweiser Budvar ‘Tankové Pivo’ logo. Other installations so far this include the Queens Road Tap micropub in Leicester and also at the Trading House, near St Paul’s Cathedral in London. Brandels has recently unveiled a new series of fast-pour taps designed with ease-of-use and speed in mind. The Easy Tap Fast Pour makes it possible for one person to dispense a volume of product in seconds, and is suitable for any event from a beer garden to a wedding, festival, concert or stadium. Ideal for fast, high demand point-of-sale where there is a continuous flow in product and consumption, the Event Tap fast pour range allows the operator to sell hundreds of pints per hour leading to shorter queues and less dissatisfied customers, with the potential for increased sales when compared to a standard free flow tap. Due to its ease of use, it requires less bar staff so consequently less overheads and potentially higher profit. There is no requirement for special glassware when using the dispenser, as it is suitable for soft disposable plastic cups. It can be connected to kegs or tanks with a minimum requirement of suitable equipment such as the Brandels BRW18H Mini Remote Cooler. The Event Tap Range uses no complicated electronics or solenoids, its very user-friendly and simple to dismantle and clean. For more information on this product, visit Brandels YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=o9cxf9kBqxs Brandels launches new range of taps Hectic year for T&J as installations soar News BAR & CELLAR www.brandels.co.uk For more information visit: www.tandjinstallations.com For more information visit: 56_Layout 1 16/05/2018 10:49 Page 1