You don’t get to write the word quadruple often enough, at least not when it comes to entities that are already fairly large in their own right, but word is that’s just what Anchor Brewing Co. has done, going from 180,000-barrel (bbl) production to 680,000-bbl production in one move.
As reported first by the San Francisco Chronicle, Anchor Brewing is going to be the first tenant in a $1.6 billion waterfront development. This massive 212,000 sq-ft brewing space (appropriately in a development tied to the San Francisco Giants baseball team) will be a production and distribution facility that, yes, quadruples the company’s production capacity when teamed with its existing facility. In addition to the brewing, the facility will feature a distillery, a restaurant, museum and educational facility. Construction is expected to start in 2014 with an end date in 2015.
A release from the company also noted the new facility would bring 200 jobs, 75 percent of which are production-oriented. Here are some renderings of the design that Anchor sent our way:
The Chronicle quoted Anchor Chief Executive Officer Keith Greggor as saying: “This is big news for us. We can now further expand our domestic market and open up new international markets.” Anchor is already sold across the country.
Check out the SF Chronicle’s story for the rest of the details on this swanky sounding new waterfront mixed-use project.