Plans brew for local expansion | Local News Stories – California News

Plans brew for local expansion | Local News Stories – California News

Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. intends to break ground before the end of the year at the long-planned Big Wave development. It could complete a new brewery facility and a small tasting room by 2018.

Plans include a new facility of 15,000 square feet. The new space would enable the company to boost its beer production volume by 10 times, increasing current production

from 2,000 barrels of beer to 20,000. 

“It’s not going to be anything like our current brewery,” Director of Operations Craig Carroll said. “We’ll have the space and capacity to increase production and distribution throughout the state of California.”

While expanding statewide is a goal, company officials are happy to have secured a lease with Big Wave on the Coastside.

“We’re called the Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. and we want to stay in Half Moon Bay. We want to support this community,” Carroll said.

Brewers will use their original location to produce specialty and limited release brews and transition to the new facility for mainstays like their core and seasonal beers.

The company will also use the new site for office space, as well as a small tasting room to serve residents and other commercial tenants of the Big Wave Project development.

“We’re really excited to work with the Big Wave group. We really believe in what they’re doing,” Carroll said. “It’s a really neat idea for a for-profit model to support non-profit affordable housing.”

Carroll referenced the fact that the Big Wave community, which includes commercial spaces, is also meant to give…

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