Boston Brewing Co. has confirmed that the company will move forward with a
$7 million expansion of its Cincinnati brewery. The brewer expects the
project to be completed by September, expanding the brewery’s capacity to
two-thirds of the company’s annual production, from 600,000 barrels to
Boston Brewing currently splits production of the Sam Adam’s beers between
its Cincinnati brewery and other brewers who make the beer under contract.
The company hasn’t released an estimate on how much additional staff it will
hire, but it will be running a three-shift, 24-hour operation. The brewery,
the last of its kind in Cincinnati, was once home to the Hudepohl-Schoenling
brand before being acquired by Boston Brewing seven years ago. Boston
Brewing founder Jim Koch also noted a full-circle family connection with the
brewery, as his father had served as an apprentice brewmaster at the site.