The only shame of the craft brewing renaissance is that the kids can’t partake. Well, Appalachian Brewing Co. is putting a stop to that and expanding out its line of craft sodas. In fact, the expansion is so substantial, the brewery has had to find a new location for production.
Appalachian Brewing received a $1.762 million loan to aid its efforts in opening a new brewpub and production facility in a 26,000-square-foot facility that was originally a Cadillac and Hummer dealership. The total project is said to cost $4.3 million.
But the move isn’t all about pop. From FlipSidePA:
The need for a new facility developed after [Appalachian Brewing Co.] started bottling and “aggressively marketing” its craft sodas a few years ago, he said. The company quickly saw significant growth.
“With our growth as a brewpub or restaurant business, we’ve had to produce more to sustain the demand of our own customers,” he said. “Because we distribute across the state of Pennsylvania and Maryland and beyond in the mid-Atlantic region, we’ve had to increase our brewery production as well to meet the demand of customers purchasing our products on the shelf.”
Appalachian Brewing plans to double the amount of its flagship beers offered year-round in both draft and bottles starting in March.