Monument, Colo. – Pikes Peak Brewing is ecstatic to announce a major expansion of brewery operations. Pikes Peak Brewing is on track to produce over 2,700 barrels (83,700 gallons) of beer this year and is quickly approaching capacity on its current system. In order to meet current and future demand in Colorado and other select markets, Pikes Peak is announcing Project BASECAMP. Project BASECAMP will consist of a 30 barrel (BBL), 4 vessel brewhouse, 4x 90 BBL Fermenters, 2x 90 BBL Brite Tanks and other improvements and upgrades to its canning line and facilities.
Pikes Peak will be expanding at its current location by adding over 5,900 square feet. After Project BASECAMP is complete, Pikes Peak Brewing will have capacity to produce more than 13,000 barrels/year, more than 333% growth in capacity. This will place Pikes Peak Brewing in the top 20 breweries in Colorado (according to 2014 data from the Brewers Association).
“Pikes Peak Brewing Company has made a great impact on the Tri-Lakes area. They have brought jobs, philanthropy, a sense of community and of course great beer!” said Terri Hayes, Executive Director, Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce. “With the addition of Project Basecamp, their reach will grow awareness of our fantastic region and help put us on the map.”
The existing 10 barrel brewhouse will be used to produce more seasonal, collaboration, and barrel-aged beers.
Consistent with its motto of “Life is better when lived together” and taking advantage of new Federal crowdfunding type laws, Pikes Peak is funding the expansion by offering preferred economic shares in the company to its customers and neighbors. “By staying here in the Tri-Lakes community and offering our customers and neighbors an opportunity to participate in our growth and success, we are investing in our local community”, says Chris Wright, Founder and Head Brewer.
Pikes Peak Brewing expects to add at least 5 full time positions with Project BASECAMP. Project BASECAMP is expected to be complete by late fall of 2016.
Pikes Peak Brewing Co. is an award-winning, veteran owned brewery in Monument, Colorado, dedicated to elevating the craft of beer. Our beers are full-flavored renditions of classic styles that are best enjoyed in the company of good friends. For more, visit PikesPeakBrewing.com.