Coinciding with a recent brewery expansion, Deschutes Brewery plans to break ground on 57,593 sq. ft. of new warehouse space across from its production facility in Bend, Ore., the company announced in a statement.
The new building, when complete, will feature 5,000 sq. ft. of additional cooler space as well as room to store a majority of the brewery’s 3,000 oak barrels, many of which had already been moved off site due to space constraints. The new building will also be solar-ready and include a number of “advanced sustainability features,” including high efficiency heating, ventilation and air-conditioning, insulation and lighting. Construction is expected to be complete by next spring.
Deschutes hasn’t expanded its warehouse footprint since 2004, but with the recent installation of new fermentation vessels and a bottling line, additional warehouse storage capacity was needed, the company said.
Deschutes, the nation’s seventh largest craft brewery (according to the Brewers’ Association), produced 337,094 barrels in 2014, up 17 percent over the year prior.
Pictures and blueprints of the new space are included below.