Craft Brewing And Distilling News for December 18, 2012December 18, 2012
•New Belgium Brewing is in the process of installing a number of new tanks in its Fort Collins, Colorado facility. The $10-million expansion project will give the brewer a potential production capacity of about 840,000 barrels at the site, helping it meet increased demand until its new facility in Asheville, North Carolina becomes operational in 2015. New Belgium will also use the increased production capacity to expand distribution into Alaska and Louisiana next spring. With the addition of the two markets, New Belgium will be present in 31 states and Washington, D.C. The NC facility is slated for groundbreaking next spring and will have an initial capacity of 400,000 barrels.
•Honeoye Falls, New York-based CB’s Brewing Company has released Mannix (13% abv), a Belgian-style Quadruple Saison, and Xinnam (3.5% abv), a “second beer” made with Mannix’s leftover malt mash. Billed as a session-style Vienna Lager, Xinnam is brewed via a “second running” mashing process, which utilizes the grain from the production of a strong, high-gravity beer to produce a second offering. Both Mannix and Xinnam are part of CB’s limited edition Signature Series. The pair will be available on draft at CB’s tasting room and select on-premise accounts throughout western New York, while Mannix will also be offered in 22-ounce bottles. CB’s Brewing Company, which was established in 1997 and produces four year-round beers, currently distributes its portfolio throughout New York State.