Smaller breweries tend to use hoses to transfer beer throughout the brewery. Hoses certainly do the job, but they have their pitfalls:
It is worth considering hard-piping certain areas with stainless steel. This can be cost effective, especially when designed into a new brewery project. Stainless steel pipes are easy to clean and sterilise, look fantastic and reduce beer losses.
Brewtique can supply food grade hoses and can also design, supply, install and commission process pipework for your brewery.