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16 More Tanks For New Belgium

It took 2 cranes and six days. At the end of it, 16 more tanks were added to New Belgium Brewing’s Fort Collins, Colorado brewery. That’s 12 fermentation tanks, and 4 brite tanks (where finished beer goes) to bring NB’s total brewing capacity to 840,000 barrels. (That’s more than 26 million gallons of beer!)
“We needed additional tank space to address demand for the next couple years before Asheville is up and running,” said New Belgium spokesperson, Bryan Simpson. “This will give us a little breathing room.”

The extra space will allow New Belgium to open distribution to Alaska and Louisiana in spring of 2013.