Missoula’s Draught Works Brewery has begun its long-awaited expansion in to the space next door to its current location at 915 Toole Avenue. The expansion project will allow the brewery to more than double its current production capacity as well as add a canning line.
The space was most recently used as a climbing facility, Freestone Climbing Center. But don’t feel bad for Freestone. The very popular indoor climbing destination has a new, larger home at 1200 Shakespeare Street.
While climbing aficionados will have a little farther to go for an after-climb beer, Draught Works will soon have a state-of-the-art automated canning line to augment its distribution of kegged beers.
“The support we’ve received over the past five years from the community and Montana in general has been amazing. We are super excited to continue our growth and offer our fans a more portable, convenient, renewable package,” said Jeff Grant, Co-Owner and Brewmaster of Draught Works.
Draught Works will begin canning with three brands: Scepter IPA, My Ruca American Pale Ale, and “That’s What She Said” Cream Ale. The beers will be available in six packs of 12 oz. cans beginning early April 2017 throughout Western Montana.