Natty Greene’s considering expansion options, including outside Greensboro
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Natty Greene’s Brewing Company is in the initial stages of searching for another brewing location, which includes locations outside of Greensboro, according to the Triad Business Journal.
According to the report, Natty Greene’s has become the second-largest craft brewery in the state and distribution expansions into South Carolina and Virginia will increase production levels to 20,000 barrels by the end of this year.
Additionally, the brewery is looking at further expansion of distribution into Tennessee, Georgia, Maryland and beyond by the end of 2015.
Due to these plans, a physical expansion to brew more beer will be necessary and expanding at the Greensboro facility is out due to being landlocked.
Co-founder Kayne Fisher told the Business Journal Natty Greene’s would look for an existing facility of between 50,000 square feet and 75,000 square feet that could have capacity to brew 100,000 barrels annually.
“We certainly don’t want to leave Greensboro, but … we’ve had interest from other cities in North Carolina,” Fisher said, declining to specify communities. “The brand has started from here, and we don’t want it to go anywhere.”
The new facility could contain the production side as well as a restaurant similar to its downtown Greensboro and Raleigh locations.
Read more: Triad Business Journal