Case Study

How Lone Pine Tavern has maintained excellent beer quality since 2013, while reducing their line cleaning costs with CellarControl.


Lone Pine Tavern is the ultimate Western Sydney leisure destination, catering to audiences of all ages. Their bistro is spacious and comfortable, with a menu boasting the best in traditional pub classics, as well as some modern flair. The club installed CellarControl in February 2013, to treat 12 tap beers.

  • Objective

    To conduct beer quality testing on its tap beers, four years following installation of CellarControl to maintain beer quality and reduce line cleaning costs. The venue conducts line cleaning every six weeks.

  • Solution

    Bacterial testing was conducted at Lone Pine Tavern in April 2017. Testing was conducted by ALS Food and Pharmaceutical.

  • Testing overview

    Tests conducted by ALS Food & Pharmaceutical on 4 beers – Carlton Draught, Tooheys New, VB and Carlton Dry. Beer samples were taken at six weeks following a beer line clean and tested for wild yeast and lactic acid counts. The lower these counts, the better the beer quality.


ALS is the leading provider of food and pharmaceutical analysis services across the Asia-Pacific region, and is focused on delivering high-quality testing services in Australia, further enhancing our proud reputation within the Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical industries.

Test results – six weeks following line clean

All figures are in colony forming units (cfu) per ml. Lower numbers indicate better results.


The test results showed that six weeks following a line clean, beer quality at the Lone Pine Tavern was kept at exceptional quality. The results also demonstrate that even after many years in operation, CellarControl continues to maintain excellent beer quality – with all six-week results well within optimal guidelines.

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