Major Expansion for Fort Collins Brewery

Brewery will have 45,000 bbl capacity at $5 million new brewery

Fort Collins Brewery will more than double its capacity when it builds a new $5 million brewery, upscale restaurant, lofts and commercial space in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Owners Tom and Jan Peters will vacate the building that has served as a brewery since the early 1990s when it opened as H.C. Berger Brewery.

The new facility on what is now the city’s dumping ground for excess snow will allow the brewery to expand its production and distribution beyond its current 20 states.

Fort Collins Brewery experienced 80 percent growth last year and is working on expanding its distribution on the West and East coasts.

The brewery produced more than 5,000 barrels last year, but will have the capacity to produce 45,000 barrels at the new site.

Accompanying the brewery will be a 4,000-square-foot upscale restaurant with glass walls that allow guests to watch the packing line, brew house and fermentation areas.