Tallgrass Brewing Company (Manhattan, KS) will soon be tripling their brewing capacity. The brewery is acquiring a 60,000 square foot building in their hometown that will be retrofitted into a production facility.
Construction is slated to being in late 2014, and once completed, Tallgrass will be capable of brewing 100,000 barrels per year (3 millions gallons).
“Increasing our production capacity is very exciting. This new and larger facility will give us the space and ability to be a dynamic and creative brewer of not only more beer, but also those specialty and limited edition beers that we’ve been dreaming of making since we started the brewery,” said Jeff Gill, president and founder of Tallgrass.
The Neenan Corporation of Fort Collins, Colorado has been chosen to help with the building conversion. The total cost of expansion will max out around $5 million dollars. Already, the Tallgrass is the largest craft brewer in Kansas at 16,000 barrels produced annually.
In addition to the new brewery, The Tallgrass Taphouse will open in downtown Manhattan, Kansas this year.