Poncha Springs, Colorado – Elevation Beer Company is announcing its first expansion just 4 months after opening its doors. The expansion will add two 60-barrel and one 30-barrel fermenters which will more than double brewing capacity at the brewery and includes the addition of a fully automated bottling line.
“We are absolutely shocked by the local community support for our brewery and we hit our current max capacity within just 3 months of opening,” Exclaims General Manager and Co-founder Carlin Walsh.
Elevation was planning on producing between 500-700 barrels of beer in its first seven months of operation, but due to overwhelming demand the brewery is looking to break at least 1100 barrels in its first year.
“We are all excited to see our local community and the greater Colorado beer community welcome us with such open arms.” Says Head Brewer Christian Koch, “This expansion will allow us to brew around 4,000 barrels a year and to keep up with our local demand and our demand for our barrel-aged and specialty beers across Colorado’s Front Range.”
Elevation has already ramped up production on its next two releases; Downpour, a hoptastic Double India Red Ale, and Oil Man, an Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels from Breckenridge Distilling.
“Downpour should hit Denver in mid-October, and will replace our Apis IV in the Black Series.’ Says Christian, ‘While Oil Man will be available come mid-November and will replace Signal de Botrange in our Double Black Series. We are very excited about these beers as they already are tasting pretty fantastic.”
With the increase in production and the expansion Elevation will look to have over 100 oak barrels for aging beer in their facility by the end of January, making their barrel room one of the larger in the state.
“This expansion will allow us to keep making big beers like Signal de Botrange, Oil Man, and Downpour,’ says Carlin, ‘We are excited to be one more example of what happens when people decide to drink locally and choose to support their local craft breweries.”
Elevation Beer Co. is an artisan microbrewery located in Poncha Springs, Colorado, just minutes from Salida, Monarch Ski Area, Arkansas River Headwaters, and over seven 14,000-foot peaks. Elevation specializes in brewing large adventurous beers for the craft beer fanatic, while trying to elevate the perception of what beer can be.