Last week, Indeed Brewing wrapped up another expansion that nearly doubles its production capacity. The brewery, which will ship roughly 10,000 barrels this year, will now have room to produce nearly 18,000 in 2015. The highlight of the new addition was the delivery of two 120 BBL tanks, which were lowered into the brewhouse via a massive crane.
So what does this growth mean for Indeed fans?
Indeed will be able to produce more of its year-round beers and experiment on new styles and a sour beer program. The brewery is also increasing its distribution ring.
"Our distribution plan has always been for Indeed to be a statewide brand," says co-founder Nathan Berndt. While already in many of the state's major markets, the brewery will also reach beyond Minnesota's borders, west into Fargo-Moorhead, Grand Forks, and Sioux Falls early next year.
Indeed plans to add to its full-time lineup as well, starting with a pale lager in the first quarter of 2015 and then an IPA.
"Let It Ride IPA will comprise about six months, and a separate IPA the other six months," Berndt says, "Both of which will be available in cans and draft."
Indeed opened in 2011 and has seen rapid growth, as well as several medals at the annual Great American Beer Fest. The new additions are part of a continued plan.
"We do have plans for moving eastward," says Berndy, at some point, "but even more brewing capacity is needed."
In the meantime, fans can get their beers from nearly 500 locations around the Twin Cities and can swing by the taproom for specialty beers and to see where the magic happens. Tours are available on Saturdays presently, and Indeed is hoping to add them on Sundays in the coming year.
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