- Tallgrass brewing is putting $5 million into expansion, choosing the American brewery design specialist The Neenan to oversee conversion of its new building.
- It's purchasing a 60,000 square foot building in Manhattan, Kansas that and will convert it into a new brewing facility where it plans to begin production by the end of this year.
- The new facility will have the capacity to produce 100,000 barrels, or more than three million gallons, of beer annually.
Tallgrass Brewing president and founder Jeff Gill said: "This new and larger facility will give us the space and ability to be a dynamic and creative brewer of not only more beer, but also those specialty and limited edition beers that we've been dreaming of making since we started the brewery." Obviously, the craft beer business is doing well, as we've seen here. In tune to the recent packaging trend of craft beer, Tallgrass declared its “Canifesto” in 2010 when it began selling its beers exclusively in cans instead of bottles.