US based Uinta Brewing has announced plans for expansion which include adding a canning line.
It will be the first time that the craft brewer, which is based in Utah, has canned any of its beers. Last year the company achieved 67% sales growth. This led to the company installing three new fermentation tanks, increasing its production capacity to 65,000 bbls, to allow it to meet the increasing demand.
In addition to this, Uinta recently acquired land immediately to the south of its existing brewery. Following the demolition of its pre-existing structure, from which 100% of the materials were recycled, Uinta has developed plans for a second plant. The new 34,000 square foot facility will house Uinta’s packaging equipment, cold storage, a second lab, employee tasting room and additional office space. The project is expected to be completed in early 2013.
With the new facility, Uinta will be installing a canning line, adding a new option to its current packaging lineup. The Uinta team, comprised of outdoor enthusiasts, is excited to offer a package that pairs well with adventure.
Uinta has not finalised which brands will be packaged in the new aluminium cans and is inviting input via its Facebook page.