MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee craft
brewer Third Space Brewing will able to produce much more beer
having completed the installation of three new brewing tanks
The brewer’s annual capacity will increase from 7,500 barrels to
over 10,000 barrels.
Third Space installed two additional 90-barrel fermentation tanks
and a 120-barrel brite tank at its brewing facility at
1505 W. Saint
Paul Ave., in the Menomonee River Valley.
For this expansion, Third Space once again turned to local brewing
equipment supplier, Quality Tank Solutions of Oconomowoc.
This expansion is the company’s third in its almost three-year
existence. Third Space opened in 2016 with two 30-barrel and two
60-barrel fermentation tanks, plus two brite tanks.
By the summer of 2017 the start-up brewery added two additional
60-barrel fermentation tanks and a canning line. In May 2018 Third
Space added its first two 90-barrel fermentation tanks, a whirlpool
tank, a 90-barrel brite tank and a 5-barrel pilot system.
In March, the award-winning craft brewery was named one of the 50
fastest growing small and independent craft breweries of 2018. Third
Space was ranked 34th on the nationwide list compiled by the Brewers
Association, a not-for-profit association dedicated to small and
independent American brewers. In 2019, the company has expanded into
the Madison and southwestern Wisconsin markets.
“With 2019 sales already well outpacing 2018’s numbers, we needed to
move quickly to add additional capacity in order to meet the current
demand for our beer as we approach the busy summer season,” said
Andy Gehl, Third Space Brewing’s co-founder and director of sales