SweetWater Brewing has started their huge expansion. The first steps involved tearing down a neighboring building the brewery purchased to expand. From 360 Media:
It was a “hoppy” morning for the Atlanta based craft-brewery, SweetWater Brewing Company, as they watched Atlanta Demolition tear down their neighboring building just after 8:30am. “We have the opportunity to expand and grow, but we’re still the same people,” said SweetWater Brewery’s Minister of Propaganda Steve Farace. “The expansion will mean more upgrades and more space to continue serving the community. It’s all about the quality of our beer, and the more beer we can sell in our backyard the better.” Staying true to its environmentally friendly roots, nearly 98% of the building that was destroyed this morning will be recycled.
The expansion will take SweetWater’s capacity from 100,000 to 400,000 barrels per year. Current output is in the neighborhood of 71,000 barrels.