Whether you’re camping, boating, hiking or kayaking down the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon Brewing Co. encourages its fans to live curiously, seek adventure and discover a Grand Canyon State of Mind through the enjoyment of its handcrafted brews. That’s going to get easier with the recent announcement of an expansion with the addition of a brand new brewhouse and tap room located just two miles down Route 66 from its current location in Williams, Ariz. The tap room grand opening is scheduled for Thursday, July 28. The brewhouse will begin production in January 2017.
The 20,000-square-foot facility will be fully functional by November, operating a 40-barrel (bbl) system. Moving from a 15-bbl system to a 40-bbl system will increase the Grand Canyon Brewing’s beer production to about 20,000 bbls of beer by 2018 and 40,000 bbls by 2020.
“With the addition of the new brewery we will be able to double our brewing capacity over the next two years, helping us to meet demand locally while tapping into more global markets,” said John Peasley, owner of Grand Canyon Brewing.
Currently, Grand Canyon Brewing distributes its beer domestically in Arizona and Nevada and international markets in South Korea. With the expansion, the brewery has its sights set on distribution into China, Canada, Mexico, Japan and Australia. In addition to increased production of its core beers, Grand Canyon Brewing plans to increase small batch and specialty beers including their “Shotgun Series,” a set of four different seasonal double IPAs, a cask program, and other unique collaborations.