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Revolution Brewing plans to triple beer production capacity

DBR Staff Writer Published 11 February 2015

US-based brewery Revolution Brewing is planning to expand its production facility in Chicago, a move that will triple the brewery's production capacity.

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The expansion will see the installation of a new 120-barrel brewhouse, several 800-barrel fermenters and other equipment at the site.

This is anticipated to boost eventual plant capacity to 300,000 barrels annually, the company claims.

Revolution Brewing's expanded production facility will also allow the company to expand its product range including Fist City, a Chicago Pale Ale, which will be available in 12oz cans beginning in April.

Commenting on the expansion, Revolution Brewing brewmaster Jim Cibak said: "Fist City is my beer of choice these days because it's only 5.5% ABV, but it still has great hop aroma and flavor. I think people are going to dig it in cans."

The increased cold storage will allow Revolution's Anti-Hero IPA to retain hop flavor and freshness.

Revolution also plans to increase the number of employees to 180 by adding 15 full-time employees over the next two years.

First Midwest Bank and SomerCor 504 have offered small business loans to finance Revolution's expansion plans.


Image: The expansion will see the installation of a new 120-barrel brewhouse, several 800-barrel fermenters and other equipment at the site. Photo: courtesy of Revolution Beer.