Coronado Brewing Co., Coronado, Calif., has been working to increase the efficiency and capacity of its brewery during the past few months. The current brewery will be expanding its capacity to 65,000 barrels due to its multi-million dollar renovation plan including the addition of four 240-barrel fermenters at the end of August, the company says. In addition to the fermenters, the brewery has been adding and upgrading some key components to help increase efficiency, it adds.
The brewery recently secured an adjacent building at their San Diego brewery location, and plans to use the building for dry storage and office space starting this month. The future use of the building still is open to a variety of options, one being a new brew house, the company says.
In other news, the company will begin canning in early 2016. The brewery hopes to have the canning line in place by the end of the year, it says.
"We have been growing at a very high rate the last few years, it was time for us to make some big changes to the brewery to help us maintain the pace," said Brandon Richards, vice president of sales and marketing, in a statement. "We have been trying to find more space in the brewery to allow us to add a canning line and that was accomplished."
The company also announced another year of growth, with sales up 30 percent through August. California continues to lead the way for that growth, it adds. "We can attribute a lot of our success in 2015 to our growth in the chains," Richards said. The brewery recently picked up key business in California, Michigan and North Carolina.