Yakima Craft Brewing Company increasing brewing capacity

The Washington Beer Blog just received a press release from Yakima Craft Brewing Co. regarding increases to their brewing capacity. YCBC has gained a reputation over here on the wetter side of the mountains and apparently demand has grown steadily. Brewmaster Jeff Winn is doing some great stuff over in Yakima . What’s more, he’s doing it with one of Bert Grant’s old brew kettles. We are excited to learn that YCBC beers will become more readily available. You can read about our visit to YCBC here.

Here is the press release we received this morning:

Yakima Craft Brewing Co., a craft beer brewery in Yakima, Washington, has completed the installation of equipment that will result in up to a sixty percent increase in production over the coming months.

The installation of additional fermentation vessels- where the yeast do their work to make beer- was required, along with associated plumbing and control equipment.

“This is a good day for us, and for our fans.” says President and Brewmaster Jeff Winn, “We’ll now be better able to meet the demand for our beer in Yakima and beyond.”

Founded in December of 2007, Yakima Craft Brewing Co. is Yakima’s only brewery with outlets in the local area and around the state of Washington.

Demand has continued to rise since the debut of the brewery’s first label, Pale Ale. Mr. Winn and Head Brewer Chris Swedin have gone on to release nine other labels, including popular seasonal releases on tap and in bottles.

In March of 2009, Yakima Craft Brewing Co.’s IPA received a rating of A+ from respected beer magazine BeerAdvocate, their highest rating for beer.

“Of course, adding this capacity means more work for us,” says Mr. Winn, “but at least we’re doing something that we love.”

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