How quickly can a brewery be built?
Oskar blues is counting on ‘pretty darn quick.’
Oskar Blues has closed on its brewery property near Ashville, N. Carolina, the same town that Sierra Nevada Brewing and New Belgium Brewing are also building ‘second homes.’
Brewing equipment should arrive in early November, and Oskar Blues is planning on producing beer by the end of this year. The company expects to produce about 40,000 barrels at the new plant.
By comparison, Sierra Nevada’s is planning on late 2013 or early 2014, and New Belgium by 2015. But that is like comparing Cascade to Amarillo — since those projects are much larger and ground-up construction where as Oskar Blues will be moving into an existing 30,000-square-foot structure.