Lorien helps Molson Coors bring cheer to the World Cup

Lorien is helping the nation celebrate the World Cup in style thanks to its work on an innovative brewing project, Home Draught, a draught beer system filled with ten pints of beer that fits easily into the fridge for the perfect pint at home.

Lorien Engineering Solutions has led the design and installation of a new production line for the draught beer system at Molson Coors (UK) in Burton upon Trent. The brewer has invested £8m in the 'Home Draught' project, which is set to reinvigorate the 'at home' beer experience.

As World Cup fever sweeps the nation, it is thought that more people than ever will be following the fortunes of the England team at home with family and friends this year.

The Home Draught system has been developed for the brewer's flagship brands Carling, Coors Light and Grolsch and will be in stores* from June. The project took 18 months to develop and the Home Draught system's innovative miniaturised CO2 cartridge keeps the beer tasting fresh for 30 days after opening and delivers a consistent pour, meaning the last pint tastes as great as the first.

Lorien's work included establishing a dedicated hygienic production area for the filling line, procuring equipment from around the world and overcoming sterility and temperature challenges to produce the perfect pint for the consumer.

Stephen Brown, Project Manager at Lorien Engineering Solutions, said: "Molson Coors (UK) approached us around 18 months ago with the challenge of developing the new line at the Burton site. The product had been tested in North America and the company wanted to launch in the UK in time for the World Cup 2010 which gave us real timing challenges. However, the process has gone extremely smoothly and we'll be toasting our own success during the World Cup tournament!"

Lichfield-based Lorien has worked with Molson Coors Brewing Company (UK) for more than 25 years, providing engineering advice, design and consultancy work.