N.C. or Philly for NBBC?

Philadelphia and Asheville, N.C., are the two locations New Belgium Brewing has narrowed down for the site of their new East coast brewery.

NBBC has said the new brewery will create 100 to 120 jobs and produce up to 500,000 barrels a year.

Last month, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. of Chico, Calif., said it picked Mills River, N.C. (12 miles north of Asheville), for its East Coast brewery, where it will produce 300,000 barrels a year.

The company has said the decision might not be made before June.

New Belgium’s Ft. Collins plant is nearing its 900,000 capacity where it currently produces 700,000 barrels a year.