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Creature Comforts to open second facility in Athens

Athens, Georgia based Creature Comforts has maxed out production at their current facility. A second location is in the works.

The brewery has selected the historic Southern Mill complex on nearby North Chase Street for the second facility. The mill was originally built in 1900, and is currently being redeveloped into a mixed-use development.

The new location will add an additional 50,000 barrels of extra capacity, in addition to the 28,000 barrels being produced at the downtown location. (That’s around 2.4 million gallons of beer annually.) Creature Comforts notes that the expansion will bring 25,000 barrels of Tropicalia into production annually.

The second 36,000 square foot facility will house a 85 barrel, four vessel brewhouse from Steinecker, a 24-head rotary Krones canner, and an initial fermentation capacity of 50,000 barrels.

Creature Comforts is investing $8 million dollars in the new location. Ground breaking will occur in May, with completion in October, 2017.

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