Indeed Brewing Company beer will soon be available to more craft beer fans around Minnesota. Today, the company announces plans to increase its production capacity and distribution area in response to the overwhelming demand for its locally crafted beer. With the production increase, Indeed Brewing has become the fastest-growing brewery in Minnesota and is poised to become one of the 10 largest breweries in the state.
The expansion includes additional cellar tanks, production equipment and the hiring of additional employees at its existing 13,000 square-foot facility in NE Minneapolis, as well as a new distribution partnership with Dahlheimer Beverage.
This expansion is Indeed Brewing’s second since its founding in 2011. In January, Indeed Brewing announced a $250,000 expansion that doubled the company’s initial capacity from 3,200 BBLs to 6,400 BBLs. With the new expansion, Indeed Brewing is on pace to produce 12,000 BBLs in 2014, beating the company’s projections for its fifth year in business and positioning it as the sixth-largest brewery in the state.
Indeed Brewing will add a set of two 60 BBL fermenters and one 60 BBL bright tank in January, followed by a matching set in April. During the summer, the brewery will add new 120 BBL tanks in an old boiler room currently being converted to house the equipment. Additional equipment purchases include a hop cannon for dry-hopping beers and a separator, which will improve the consistency and shelf-stability of Indeed Brewing’s beer. The company also anticipates the hiring of an additional brewer and three to four additional full-time staff.
“Currently the demand for our beer is greater than our supply,” said Indeed Brewing Co-Founder Tom Whisenand. “We’re excited to bring our beer to more consumers, while also adding equipment to increase quality and consistency. Craft beer consumers in Minnesota are getting more and more sophisticated, so it’s important we are able to meet both the demand and the quality expectations they have for Indeed.”
Indeed Brewing’s beer will reach a new segment of the fast-growing craft beer audience thanks to its new partnership with Dahlheimer Beverage. The distribution company will help Indeed Brewing reach an even wider audience thanks to an expanded distribution area. Starting November 1, Dahlheimer Beverage will distribute Indeed Brewing’s beer to the outer Metro area, stretching from St. Cloud in the northwest to Mille Lacs in the north and the Wisconsin border to the east.
"Dahlheimer Beverage is very excited to team with Indeed as a distributor partner," said Nick Dahlheimer, General Sales Manager of Dahlheimer Beverage. "Quality in craft beer is a top priority for any distributor looking to expand their portfolio and Indeed Brewing has delivered that from the start. Indeed’s quality and consistency exhibits their passion for craft beer in and we are excited for the opportunity to represent their brands."
“Dahlheimer is a company that really understands and loves craft beer,” said Indeed Brewing Co-Founder Nathan Berndt. “Partnering with them allows us to refocus our internal distribution efforts on our core area around the Twin Cities, helping us bring our beer to our audience as efficiently as possible.”
Indeed Brewing Company Brewing was founded in 2011 by friends Rachel Anderson, Nathan Berndt and Thomas Whisenand and is located in Northeast Minneapolis. Their aim is to bring more quality craft beer to Minnesota and have fun while doing it. It is this passion for beer and adventure that inspires Indeed Brewing Company to create their one-of-a-kind handcrafted brews.
As an invested member of the community, Indeed donates at least one percent of its annual sales to local and national non-profit organizations as part of One Percent for the Planet, an organization and movement that encourages corporate philanthropy for the preservation and restoration of the natural environment.
More information visit http://www.indeedbrewing.com
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Head Brewer, Josh Bischoff, left, and Assistant Brewer Matt Pollock remove spent grain from the mash tun during while brewing beer at Indeed Brewing Company. (Photo Scott Cohen)[/caption]