Big changes are afoot at Indeed Brewing Company, with new tanks in the brewery, new distribution beyond, and new beers on the horizon! We are excited to share news of the completion of a major expansion project at the brewery, the addition of new distribution territory across the upper Midwest, and the arrival of two new beers to our year-round lineup.
Brewery capacity grows
A long-anticipated expansion project came to a close on November 12, 2014, as a parking-lot sized crane lifted in two 120 BBL tanks in through the ceiling of the brewery’s new cellar. Co-founder and Director of Operations Tom Whisenand explains, “The addition of this new space, and the tanks housed there, has doubled the brewery's production capacity.” By the end of 2014, the brewery will have sold roughly 10,000 barrels. “By next year,” Whisenand says, “we project production to increase to 17,000 or 18,000 barrels.” In order to support this rate of growth, Indeed has added nine new employees to its full-time staff in 2014, including the introduction of a quality control department, bringing the company total to 42 employees.
Distribution territory and beer lineup expand So, where will all this new beer go? As Indeed ramps up production, the company looks forward to a number of territory expansions in the coming year in which to distribute their product. According to Co-founder and President Nathan Berndt, “As of January, we’ll have our beer in all of Northeastern Minnesota, up to the border and along Superior. We’ll be in the Red River Valley by spring, and expect to have our beer available statewide and in parts of North and South Dakota by summer of 2015.” He adds, “I’m excited to have our beer in my hometown of Grand Forks!” As a part of the overall expansion, the brewery plans to add two year-round beers to the regular lineup in 2015, including a new IPA and a Pale Lager, which will join Day Tripper and Midnight Ryder as the third Indeed Brewing Company flagship beer.