Florida’s Swamp Head Brewery has broken ground on its new 13,000-square-foot facility. The new brewery and tasting room will feature an increased production area and an expansion of the brewery’s tasting room, “The Wetlands.”
With the expansion, Swamp Head will be able to more than triple its beer production, allowing for more packaged product, including cans. A new four-vessel, 30-barrel (930-gallon) brew system and all associated tanks are currently being constructed in Oregon and will be installed at the new location. The new equipment will triple the size of each of Swamp Head’s brews on their current two-vessel, 10-barrel (310-gallon) brew system. All of Swamp Head’s tanks and brew system will be sourced in the U.S.A.
The new tasting room “The Wetlands” will grow in size and have significant improvements from the current location, featuring a larger bar, more taps, more bathrooms, outside seating and a growler filling station separate from the main bar, according to the brewery.
Swamp Head will continue operation at its current location until the new facility is complete; announcements will be made when the new location is open for business. Scherer Construction of Gainesville is managing the ground up design/build project.
Earlier this year, Swamp Head was awarded a gold at the World Beer Cup in the Smoke Beer style category for Smoke Signal, a robust smoked porter that uses alder wood smoked malt to obtain a soft, smoky flavor. The World Beer Cup is considered “The Olympics of Beer” and is a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding brewers and their beers.