Third Space Brewing expansion to double capacity

By Freeman Staff

Dec. 21, 2017

Third Space Brewing plans to add a bulk malt silo in front of its building at 505 W. St. Paul Ave., Milwaukee, that will allow the production team to receive bulk malt deliveries, which will enhance efficiency and accommodate future growth.
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WAUKESHA — With an expansion planned to start in the spring, Milwaukee-based Third Space Brewing will be able to double its capacity to 7,500 barrels annually.

The expansion at the company’s brewery, 1505 W. St. Paul Ave., will include the addition of two 90-barrel fermentation tanks and one 90-barrel “bright” tank.

“This addition will set us up for future growth and help us meet anticipated demand during the peak summer months,” cofounder and Brewmaster Kevin Wright said in the announcement.

There will also be the installation of a state-of-the-art five-barrel pilot system, which will provide more opportunities to experiment with new recipes, as well as other equipment and a bulk malt silo in front of the building.

Also on Wednesday, Third Space Brewing announced a wholesale distribution partnership with Beechwood Sales and Service of New Berlin, effective in January.

“We are very excited about this new partnership with Third Space,” said Dave Cartwright, craft manager for Beechwood, in a statement. “I have known Kevin for several years, and have been a fan of his beers even before he started Third Space. He and (co-founder) Andy (Gehl) make a great team, and have made Third Space a noteworthy player in the very vibrant local beer scene.”

In its first full year of operation, Third Space Brewing exceeded its production targets, with sales of approximately 2,200 barrels. The brewery’s beer has been on draft since its opening in September 2016, and the company began canning in March 2017.

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