Nowadays, there are several ways a brewery can increase its reach and production. A brewery can build a second location, build on the company's current site and land they own or distribute beer to more states outside of the one they are centralized in.
Several breweries that are located in Colorado have already or are in the process of building a second location. Upslope Brewery recently built a second brewery in Flatirons, near Boulder, CO. As you may already know, New Belgium Brewing has broken ground on their second location, which will be located in Asheville, NC.
For Boulder Beer, the answer to growing and expanding can be found with the land they currently occupy. Boulder Beer brewmaster and co-owner David Zuckerman took the time to speak exclusively with Examiner.com about the ways his brewery will eventually grow.
"We have space here to expand. We own the building, so we have an interest in fully maximizing our footprint, but again, second facilities are a great thing. Every brewery has their own business model and they have different constraints and focuses. I think that’s why you see Upslope with two, Avery with what might be the longest non-continuous brewery in the world, maybe.
"We have room to expand and that’s our plan. We like where we are, it’s a beautiful location. For us, we are within the city of Boulder, and the center of Boulder is shifting east towards us. We are right across the railroad tracks of the new transit center, so the large bus station in Boulder is going to be a 3-minute walk from us. There’s a bunch of housing going in around us.
"Where we were once isolated, the whole center of Boulder shifts towards us, so there are favorable demographics for driving business into the brewing," Zuckerman said.
While Boulder Beer has not formally announced any plans to expand their brewery at this time, the company certainly seems to be focused on taking advantage of the highly popular beers they brew on a daily basis in whatever ways they can.