When Indeed Brewing Company opened their Northeast Minneapolis Brewery in 2012 they saved some space for more and bigger tanks with the hope of future expansion. Well, that original brewhouse is much more crowded these days and Indeed has again expanded their brewing capacity with the addition of a couple shiny new tanks and some new cellar space.
The addition this week of two 120 BBL tanks will dramatically increase production capacity at one of Minneapolis’ fastest growing breweries. Indeed, who projects they will produce approximately 10,000 barrels of beer in 2014, says that could nearly double. “By next year, we project production to increase to 17,000 or 18,000 barrels,” said Tom Whisenand, Indeed’s Co-founder and Director of Operations, in a press release today.
More beer means more new markets will be seeing Indeed’s lineup of beers on store shelves and at local watering holes. By January the beer will distributed throughout Northeastern Minnesota with subsequent territorial expansions to follow.
“We’ll be in the Red River Valley by spring, and expect to have our beer available statewide and in parts of North and South Dakota by summer of 2015,” according to Co-founder and President Nathan Berndt, who himself is a Grand Forks, ND native and says he’s “excited to have [Indeed] in my hometown.”
The additional brewing capacity will also mean the brewery will have the opportunity to add a couple year-round beers to their portfolio, including a new IPA — and a Pale Lager, which will join Day Tripper and Midnight Ryder as the third Indeed Brewing Company flagship beer.