Summit Brewing Co., Minnesota's largest craft brewer, plans to break ground Friday on a $6 million addition of its St. Paul brewery, the Business Journal reports. Construction was slated to start next June.
“We’ve hit the wall on capacity. We had to cut 12 brews this year due to capacity issues, so the original expansion date of June 2013 has been moved to this month," CEO and founder Mark Stutrud said in a news release.
Once the project is complete, the new expansion will double its production capacity to 240,000 barrels and add 7,632-square-feet of cellar space, the Star Tribune reports.
Summit was among three Minnesota brewpubs honored at this year’s Great American Beer Festival in Denver last month.