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New Belgium Brewing to Open East Coast Brewery

Discussion in 'Beer News' started by RattleheadKV2, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Just saw this post on Facebook, and thought I'd share.

    New Belgium Brewing is happy to announce that Asheville, North Carolina will be the site for our east coast brewery! This news comes to you directly at 2:15 MST Thursday, April 5, 2012 (ish). This afternoon was the press conference with Governor Bev Perdue, NBB CEO Kim Jordan and the rest of our site selection team. The event was hosted at the Asheville Chamber of Commerce
    . The future brewery sits on 17.5 acres of a brownfield site and we are looking to break ground in the first quarter of 2013. On that schedule the brewery should be up and operational for the first quarter of 2015. We are looking to open with a 150,000 square-foot facility and a planned annual brewing capacity of 400,000 barrels. Room for growth in the ensuing years has been planned for, and the brewery will be open to the public with a tasting room and tours. The plan is to hire 50 co-workers for the opening, with an expected growth of 20 new co-workers per year for the first 5 years of operation.
    We couldn't be more excited about this. We picked Asheville for our second brewery because it has everything we have been looking for. The city, the natural resources, the beer culture, everything about it seemed to be a perfect fit. We are looking forward to being a part of Asheville and we are excited to see how Asheville shapes our future.
    See you in North Carolina!

  2. n2185

    n2185 Advocate (695) North Carolina Apr 14, 2008 Verified

    Awesome news!
  3. JimKal

    JimKal Savant (390) North Carolina Jul 31, 2011 Verified

    Fresher beer for the East Coast!
  4. Oxymoron

    Oxymoron Advocate (700) Colorado Aug 14, 2005

    If the Fort Collins brewery is called Mother Ship, what are they going to call this one? :D
  5. Chaz

    Chaz Champion (930) Minnesota Feb 3, 2002

    Perhaps "Mini-me"?
  6. Etan

    Etan Champion (765) Wisconsin Jul 11, 2011

    Asheville sounds awesome. I have a friend who just moved there, and he loves it.
  7. Jason

    Jason Founder (1,525) Massachusetts Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member Verified

    Press Conference ...

    Chaz likes this.
  8. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (845) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    Anyone know what the proposed barrelage of these Asheville breweries (SN & NB) is going to be compared to the HQ locations?
  9. Chaz

    Chaz Champion (930) Minnesota Feb 3, 2002

    400,000 barrel capacity for NBB.
    Sierra Nevada is moving next door (Mills River) with 300,000 barrel capacity. Holy cow!
  10. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (845) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    IIRC that basically equates to another craft brewery about the same size as SN (~700k bbl). Holy cow indeed.
    commis and Chaz like this.
  11. Cr0wBait

    Cr0wBait Aficionado (170) Florida Feb 17, 2012

    Awesome. Can't wait for this.
  12. kexp

    kexp Savant (275) North Carolina May 10, 2007

  13. Great thing to only live 60 miles from Asheville!
  14. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Champion (795) North Carolina Feb 16, 2011 Verified

    maybe this means that New Belgium can finally enter Ohio. People can stop asking me to bring them New Belgium back from NC. lol.

    but on a serious note, this is fantastic. Glad to see the State of southern beer getting better.
  15. Asheville already was beer city USA and with these two breweries coming in...with the organic vibe of Asheville...more micros will come...this city will rival Philly for greatest beer city on the East Coast...
  16. DavoleBomb

    DavoleBomb Advocate (635) Ohio Mar 29, 2008

    Asheville is killing it. Good for them.