(Press Release)

ST. LOUIS—O’Fallon Brewery, brewers of 5-Day IPA and other award-winning craft beers, is planning to build a new 40,000-square-foot craft brewery in Maryland Heights, Mo.  The new brewery will be located in St. Louis County just north of Westport Plaza and will have an annual brewing capacity of 25,000 beer barrels (344,500 cases), more than double the company’s current volume.  The brewery will have room to expand to approximately 50,000 barrels (689,000 cases).

Construction of the new brewery will begin in April, and the facility will be fully operational by December 2014.  The brewery will have a 50-barrel brew house as well as kegging and packaging lines.  The facilities also will feature a 2,000-square-foot tasting room and brewery tours.

“The addition of the new O’Fallon brewery is a landmark achievement for our employees, who have worked tirelessly for the past 14 years to build the O’Fallon brand name, and it’s a tribute to craft beer drinkers in St. Louis, O’Fallon and throughout the Midwest who have supported us from the very beginning,” said Jim Gorczyca, O’Fallon’s president and CEO.  “Of course, the brewery will allow O’Fallon to grow, but it also will serve as a showplace where consumers can meet our brewmasters and experience O’Fallon beers.”

The brewery is situated on 2.2 acres at 45 Progress Parkway in Maryland Heights, Mo.  O’Fallon has retained HDA Architects of Chesterfield, Mo. to design the brewery and Musick Construction to build it.  The new brewery will create approximately 20 new jobs including brewing, warehouse and retail positions.  O’Fallon expects to start taking applications in September 2014.

The brewery tasting room will feature a wide variety of O’Fallon beers, as well as specialty beers and a light food menu.  O’Fallon also will continue to operate its original brewery in O’Fallon, Mo.

“Every day our goal is to brew flavorful but approachable hand-crafted beer that will appeal to a wide audience,” said Gorczyca.  “Our new brewery and tasting room will give craft beer drinkers a great experience and will allow us to have conversations with them to better understand what they want next from craft beer.”

Founded in 2000, The O’Fallon Brewery is St. Louis’ second-oldest craft brewery.  The company brewed approximately 10,000 barrels of beer in 2013, and recently announced the introduction of Zeke’s Pale Ale, a sessionable pale ale brewed exclusively with Galaxy hops.  O’Fallon also recently reintroduced Rager Red, the company’s spring seasonal Irish Red Ale, a medium-bodied ale with hints of caramel and toasted bread.

The O’Fallon Brewery is a small craft brewery founded in St. Charles County just northwest of St. Louis, Mo.  The company brews O’Fallon Gold, 5-Day IPA, Hemp Hop Rye, Wheach and Smoked Porter (which won a Gold Medal at the 2004 Great American Beer Festival).  The brewery also brews seasonal beers including Kite Tail Summer Ale and O’Fallon Pumpkin Beer.  Specialty beers in its Brewer’s Stash series include 10-Day IPA, an imperial IPA, and Sticke It to The Man, a darker, hoppier version of a traditional Dusseldorf Alt.