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Castle Danger is getting some upgrades – and plans to make a lot more beer

They're adding a patio bar, too.

Castle Danger has some big plans for the next few years.

The brewery, which opened in Two Harbors in 2014, will be expanding its production capacity, upgrading its taproom, and distributing its beer to more places, with the first projects slated to begin this spring, a news release says.

Work to expand the brewery by turning the 8,400-square-foot property next door into a packaging hall starts in May. Doing this will free up space in the brewery to add more fermentation tanks, which will effectively double Castle Danger's production capacity to 40,000 barrels annually.

The brewery says the expansion comes at a time where demand for Castle Danger beers throughout Minnesota is growing – and the numbers show it. In 2015, the brewery made roughly 4,000 barrels of beer. Last year, Castle Danger made 9,200 barrels. If the trend continues, the brewery could run out of capacity by 2018 if it doesn't expand, the release says.

With this addition, Castle Danger will begin distributing to western Minnesota this year (including border towns like Fargo), and to Wisconsin in 2018.

Taproom upgrades, too

Castle Danger plans to spiff up its taproom as well.

This spring, the brewery will be adding 10 more tap lines at its main back bar, bringing the total to 20. It will also be expanding the outdoor patio area, which has a view of Lake Superior.

Then in spring 2018, Castle Danger will add a full service bar to the patio.

Castle Danger currently employs 50 people, and as the brewery grows it expects to hire 40 more employees (both full and part-time) over the next few years, the release says.

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