USA: Boston Beer quadruples production capacity in Cincinnati

Boston Beer Company is investing USD 85 million in its Cincinnati plant. The company plans to construct new building extensions on the north and south sides of the brewing plant and to remodel the canning lines. The investment will allow the company to quadruple the production of Samuel Adams, Angry Orchard, Twisted Tea and Truly Hard Seltzer in Cincinnati. Construction works will start in the coming months and will take about 18 months to be completed.

“My hometown of Cincinnati has always played an important role in the Samuel Adams story," said Jim Koch, founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company in a press release. The current brewery includes the Schoenling Brewery where Koch's father used to work. "After all, it is where I found my great, great grandfather’s recipe for what is now known as Samuel Adams Boston Lager and where we have brewed countless Boston Beer Company products since 1994.”

Boston Beer purchased the former Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewery in 1997 and opened a 9,000 sq. ft. taproom just steps away in 2018. In addition, the company owns and operates a large-scale production facility in Pennsylvania as well as a research-and-development facility in the neighborhood of Boston. In May 2019, Boston Beer Co. bought Dogfish Head Brewery, the 13th-largest craft brewery in the United States including its brew houses in Rehoboth, Lewes, and Milton, Delaware (, 9.5.2019).

Boston Beer’s latest investment was a 14,000-square-foot taproom with a small brewhouse capable of making 1,100 barrels of beer annually in the heart of downtown Boston and steps away from the iconic Samuel Adams statue. The  Samuel Adams Taproom which was opened in January just before the start of the pandemic is the third of its kind in the U.S. – others are located at Boston Beer’s research and development brewery in Jamaica Plain, as well as in Cincinnati, Ohio

The planned investment in Cincinnati was made possible after negotiations with the Cincinnati Department of Economic and Community Development, JobsOhio and the Regional Economic Development Initiative. American Craft Brewery, a subsidiary of Boston Beer Co., was given a USD 1.1 million break to expand its canning operation in Cincinnati. The company expects the expansion will create 105 new jobs, adding USD 7.7 million to its local payroll. The brewer was given a 1.708%, eight-year Job Creation Tax Credit for the project.

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