The company is investing more than $3 million in the expansion, which is part of a multi-phased growth project that includes a $1.7m investment in the (four) new fermentation tanks, and a $1.3m investment in the brewery’s bright tank cellar which is due to be complete in the fall. The expansion will increase the brewery’s production capacity by 140,000 barrels per year, estimating to a total annual capacity of 700,000 to 800,000 barrels and will serve the needs of Widmer Brothers Brewing and the Craft Brew Alliance portfolio. The brewery expects to be operating at full capacity by 2013 and will now run 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Installation will be complete within the next three weeks.
Breweries: Craft Brew Alliance