Brewery Takes Drastic Measures, Fort Point Beer’s New Taproom And More

In spite of the nearly 7500 craft breweries currently online in the US, we continue to receive new announcements almost daily.

And here’s just some of what’s happening…

Fort Point Beer Opens New Taproom & Restaurant

Founded by Tyler Catalana and Justin Catalana in 2014, Fort Point Beer Company is, now that Anchor was purchased by Japan’s Sapporo, San Francisco’s largest independent brewery.

While hardly the scale of the Anchor Brewery, Fort Point, who’s beers are available all around the bay area, have opened a smartly designed new taproom and restaurant in the Mission District of the city.

And as Justin Catalana explained to the San Francisco Chronicle, he sees the company’s new, 3 000-square-foot bar and restaurant as a start of a new chapter for the company…“I’ve been telling our team this is truly home for us. It’s our chance to really host people and create an experience for them.”

Drastic Measures Brewing Set To Significantly Expand Production

Just after its seventh month of operation, Wadena Minnesota-based Drastic Measures Brewing is set to expand its brewing capacity with a $60,000 Minnesota Investment Fund loan “to help the business become more profitable.”

As Drastic Measures owner Brett Doebbeling explained to the Pioneer Journal, “the honeymoon period is ending at the brewery, slowing sales slightly, so to pick up the pace, they need to keep up on those off site sales.”

As Built Brewing To Open In Massachusetts Next Summer

Three hiking buddies with a passion for serious beer, who have been brewing together since 2016, will (pending the city’s approval) be opening Franklin, Massachusetts’s first brewery ever in the summer of 2020.

Located in a 6,000-square-foot space within the town’s downtown zoning district, As Built Brewing’s new brewery and taproom will include a full production facility with canning capability – the only brewery in the area with that capability.

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