Short’s Brewing Shares News of Expansion
After nearly 6 months of intense planning, we’re making a number of infrastructure upgrades inside our Elk Rapids production brewery. The highlight of the project will be on Saturday when we drop sixteen brand new 90-barrel conditioning tanks/fermenters through a hatch in our roof. We’re also adding a new mill and grain handling system, a new packaging area floor, and other improvements throughout our entire facility. Once completed, the $2 million project will nearly double our capacity from 16,000 barrels to around 30,000 barrels. We’ve been hard at work planning for the expansion and will be able to release our brews according to schedule, without disruption.To see our first tank delivery and watch us pull decommissioned tanks through the roof, watch our timelapse video below! http://www.shortsbrewing.com/
As we recently reported, we’re currently making a number of infrastructure upgrades inside our Elk Rapids production brewery. We have currently installed 12 of 16 new tanks, as well as the new grain handling system and mill. We have also torn out our packaging side floor and are currently watching the new concrete be poured. We’ve been working through weekends, nights, and holidays in order to keep the project on track. Although we had to stop brewing for a short time, there will be no disruption in our beer or to our release schedule. Our brewers are excited to commence brewing again in a few days.
To see our second tank delivery and watch us drop new tanks through the roof, view the timelapse video below! We’ve also posted new photos to our Flickr page, here. Thanks to everyone for all of the kind words of support as we complete this renovation. http://www.shortsbrewing.com/