Florida Brewery Plans Multi-Million Dollar Expansion


Less than a year removed from first opening last November, Playalinda Brewing has detailed plans to build a multi-million dollar production brewery and distillery about five miles south of its current headquarters in Titusville, Fla.

Slated to open in 2016, the new 16,000 sq. ft. facility will be branded as The Brix Project, but will nonetheless be overseen by Playalinda co-founder and brewmaster Ron Raike, the company said.

In addition to boasting a brewery capable of producing 30,000 barrels a year and a distillery specializing in small-batch gin, vodka and whiskey, the company said it plans to build out an accompanying tasting room, beer garden and onsite restaurant.

The company had reportedly filed documents with the Brevard County Commission as it seeks tax breaks for the expansion, which is expected to cost $3.65 million. If such incentives aren’t provided, the company said it is keeping its options open and could move the project Orlando, about an hour inland.

“We are currently in serious discussions with Brevard County and the City of Titusville with hope to finalize a deal soon that allows us to open The Brix Project here on the Space coast,” said Bryan Scott, Playalinda co-founder, in a news release. “As a backup plan, we’ve begun preliminary location scouting for the project in Orlando as well.”

In a statement, the company said it expects to create approximately 38 new jobs by the end of 2016 as a result of the project.