Last week Hooch and Hops posted a piece (found here) on New Belgium Brewing picking Asheville, NC for the site of a massive East coast expansion. Just today we posted this piece on the eastward expansion of Lagunitas from Cali to Chicago. This move will allow Lagunitas to eventually ramp up production to approximately 600,000 barrel capacity.
Now I just came across the news that Harpoon Brewing has received $3.5 mil in financing to expand its Boston location. Harpoon has already been able to double its capacity in the last few years. All of this evidence points towards the continued growth of craft beer. I know there are many factors that have gone into the continued growth of craft beer while the big boys flag, but I cannot help but think it has something to do with the quality of the product. Congratulations to all three breweries.