Tuesday, February 3, 2015

New Sugar Creek Brewing Company is expanding already

Sugar Creek Brewing Company is growing to meet demand for its popular Belgian-style beer.

The Charlotte-based brewery will invest in a new 16-head bottling machine capable of producing 3,500 bottles per hour as well as a 750 ml bottling machine that will handle its caged and corked bottling, according to a statement released Tuesday.

Sugar Creek's new equipment, which will be up and running by May, will allow it to start distributing six packs and 750 ml bottles to local grocery stores, bottle shops and restaurants. It'll also start distributing its products in South Carolina as early as June.

The investment, Sugar Creek said, will also allow the company to add additional jobs at its brewhouse and distribution operations.

“Sugar Creek is excited to continue its growth in the Charlotte-area community, expanding its reach to consumers while providing local employment opportunities” said co-founder Eric Flanigan.

The brewing company, which opened last October, is located at 215 Southside Drive in Charlotte and is open seven days a week. Sugar Creek's beer selection consists primarily of Belgian styles -- including a pale ale, a witbier, a saison and a dubbel -- and in its tap room Sugar Creek also serves Belgian-inspired street food like Döner kebabs. 


Garth Vader said...

The Dubbel is amazing and the Saison is very good. It is encouraging to see that there is demand for refined Belgian-style beers amongst all the over-the-top IPAs and stouts that seem to dominate the craft beer scene at the moment.

OMB + Sugar Creek + designated driver = nice beer tour of Europe without leaving CLT.