NBB Pushed Back NC Brewery Opening

New Belgium Brewing Co. has decided to push back the completion date of their new Asheville, N.C., brewery until next year. The original opening was slated for this summer.

The recent expansion at the Fort Collins plant will meet its production needs until the new opening date. The additional 70,000 bbls of new capacity in Fort Collins could fulfill demand until as late as 2015.

“We’re in a good situation as far as capacity in Fort Collins right now,” said New Belgium spokesman Bryan Simpson in a press release. “With deconstruction in Asheville wrapping up, our plan is to operate at maximum efficiency in Fort Collins and bring Asheville online at just the right moment. Along with our construction partners and the City of Asheville, we look forward to using the additional time to balance the many elements of such a dynamic project.”