Since bursting onto the beer scene in April of 2013, Yakima’s Bale Breaker Brewing has worked its way into the hearts of Washington’s beer lovers, especially those who find themselves helplessly and happily compelled to hoppy beers. As 2016 draws to a close, the only brewery located in the middle of a real hop field (as far as we know) just released a year-in-review infographic that reveals some impressive facts.
By now you have probably all seen the distinctive green and gold cans of Bale Breaker’s Field 41 Pale Ale and Bottom Cutter IPA. (The company began canning the latter of the two in 2016.) How much beer did Bale Breaker brew over the past year? Well, enough to fill 3,500,000 cans.
That’s a lot of beer, but there will be more next year.
In 2016, Bale Breaker Brewing completed a 16,000 square foot expansion that included the addition of a new canning line, six more fermenters, two new brite tanks, a new centrifuge, and an in-line carbonation system. Along with that, they added three new people to staff the beer lab.
Thanks to the expansion, in 2017 you can expect to see more of the beers you love from Bale Breaker, but you should also expect to see different beers. Next year the company’s new five-barrel brewing system will come online allowing them to brew small-batch, experimental beers. Might make a roadtrip to visit the Bale Breaker taproom near Yakima even more worthwhile.
Check out the infographic below.
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