Very exciting for us!
To help us increase the supply of Rail Yard Ale, Silverback Pale Ale and our other fine beers, we're now wrapping up our first brewery expansion in 13 years.
What have we done? Our four classic “open” fermenters have been moved from the main-floor brewhouse to a newly built space downstairs in the Wynkoop beer cellar. That's a good thing for our ale production efforts.
In place of those fermenters, we've installed two 20-barrel unitanks in the main floor brewhouse. Later this year we'll squeeze two more 20-barrel tanks into the brewhouse.
The two new tanks increase our brewing capacity by 20% and allow us to give more aging time to our lagers and specialty beers. Including our mighty, critically acclaimed B3K Black Lager, that's coming soon in cans.
“We’re making the best beer of our 23-year history,” says head brewer Andy Brown, whose brewing team landed a pair of medals at last year’s Great American Beer Festival. “The expansion helps us continue that improvement and gives us a better chance to meet demand for our liquid art.”
This additional capacity means we can also produce a new line of extra-limited-release canned and kegged beers we had hoped to begin producing last year. We had to postpone those beers to meet growing demand for our two canned microbrews.
So stay tuned for details on these new beers headed for the Wynkoop Brewing Co. lineup.
And we extend a big "Thank you very much!" to our beloved customers and retailers who made this expansion and growth possible. We greatly appreciate you digging and supporting our liquid-art efforts.