In preparation for the addition of 60,000 new barrels of capacity, Smuttynose Brewing Company will expand distribution into Indiana, the 22nd state where the company’s beers will be sold.
The Portsmouth, N.H.-based craft brewery has signed a wholesale agreement with Cavalier Distributing-Indiana and will begin selling in the Hoosier state at the end of June. Smuttynose’s entire portfolio of products, including limited release Big Beers and experimental Short Batch offerings, will be available statewide.
“We haven’t been able to add new markets as we’ve reached capacity in our original and current home,” Peter Egelston, the founder and president of Smuttynose said in a press statement. “But with our new, state-of-the-art brewery set to open later this fall, we felt like Indiana would be a great fit.”
Smuttynose’s new Towle Farm brewery location will feature a new 90-barrel brewhouse, 95-seat pub and restaurant, a 14-acre farm and room to increase capacity beyond the initial 60,000 barrels. The $20M expansion project — which is being financed through a combination of bank loans and reinvested profits — will allow the company to increase brewing efficiencies, upgrade equipment and, ultimately, produce more beer.