Today SweetWater Brewing unveiled part 1 of a 3 part expansion with Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. The overall expansion will bring the brewery’s capacity to nearly 500,000 barrels.
Its brewing capacity to nearly 500,000 barrels per year. Throughout its year-round construction, the expansion project created more than 400 jobs and infused an estimated $19 million into the regional economy during a time of economic downturn. Phase two and three will be completed by early this fall and will include installation of 14 new 1,000-barrel fermentation tanks and a new 250-barrel brew house.
The Ottley Drive location started at 26,000 feet and by the time all three phases are completed – will exceed 100,000 square feet. The new building is home to an expanded bottling and packaging hall, keg line, quality assurance lab, machine shop, corporate office space, conference rooms, tasting area, a roof top deck and 4,800-square-feet of additional public events space. [PressRelease]