Fulton Brewing is moving the bulk of its operations to Northeast in late 2014, further bolstering the neighborhood’s beer brewing credentials.
“We’re building another brewery in Minneapolis, and this time we won’t outgrow it in 3 years,” Fulton said in a blog post.
The brewery’s current location in the North Loop is a mere 6,000 square feet; the new facility, located on 2nd Street NE about a block north of Lowry Avenue NE, is 51,000 square feet.
The new brewery will feature an 80 barrel brewhouse, high-speed bottling and kegging and will, at its outset, be able to produce 20,000 barrels of beer a year.
The expansion will allow Fulton to end the outsourcing of some of it’s brewing and up production to the point that the company will expand distribution beyond the Twin Cities.
The new brewery will not feature a taproom, due to Minnesota state law, which prohibits beer companies from running more than one taproom.
Smaller batch brewing will continue in the North Loop location, and in the taproom, Fulton said it would be beer-drinking-business as usual.
Fulton Brewing will join Dangerous Man Brewing Co., Indeed Brewing Company, 612 Brew and Northgate Brewing as a part of Northeast’s thriving brewing scene.