GREELEY, Colo. — Wiley Roots Brewing Company signed a lease for an additional 4,600 square feet of adjacent industrial space on June 1, 2018. The news of the expansion was announced live on the company’s Facebook during the brewery’s five year anniversary party this past Friday.
Since the lease was signed, Wiley Roots has been busy working on various demolition, construction, and clean up tasks for the space previously occupied by Syntax Spirits Distillery. The brewery plans to have construction finished in the next 4-5 months. Once the new space is fully constructed, the brewery will relocate the brewhouse and production area, expand the taproom, and expand their barrel program. Currently, the brewhouse and production area is located behind the taproom bar in an 800 square foot area. This size restriction has limited the capacity of their 7 BBL brewhouse to two 15 BBL fermenters, two 7 BBL fermenters, and one 15 BBL brite tank. The small production area is also used for keg washing, keg filling, and canning, which requires assembling and disassembling the canning line for each packaging run. This new space is the largest expansion the brewery has undertaken since early 2016, when Wiley Roots took over an additional 5,000 square feet to expand their award winning mixed-culture wild and sour ale program, which has grown to include eight 15 BBL solera tanks, two 11 HL oak foeders, and approximately 160 specialty oak barrels.
According to Kyle Carbaugh, CEO and Director of Brewing Operations: “the goal for this expansion is to provide the space and production capacity needed to drastically grow the our highly sought after barrel aged stout, barleywine, and wheat-wine program, including more spirit and oak focused barrel aged beers.” The brewery also plans to increase the size of their patio and reconfigure the taproom bar to feature walk-up ordering from the patio.
About Wiley Roots Brewing Company
Wiley Roots believes beer should be unique, crafted from the highest quality ingredients, and brewed with a sense of responsibility – to the craft and to the surrounding community. We believe that brewing craft beer is an art and grounded in the same core values many can subscribe to: honesty, integrity, hard work, and belief in one’s ability to create and share. Wiley Roots offers award-winning, uniquely crafted ales in downtown Greeley, Colorado. We are a very small, award winning brewery, with Gold and Bronze medals from the Great American Beer Festival in 2017, 2015, and 2013. Wiley Roots Brewing Company opened in the summer of 2013.