Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Odell expansion nears but cancels festival

There's good news and bad news coming out of Odell Brewing Company this month. First the good news. The brewery is pushing on with it's plans to expand the brewery. Starting in April, the brewery will break ground on an expansion that will increase the size of their brewing facility as well as give them more room to expand their oak aged line of beers. The expansion will allow Odell to grow from 40,000 barrels a year to nearly 100,000 barrels. The expansion is a bit late taking off which leads to the bad news.

Due to the upcoming construction, Odell Brewing has been forced to cancel their annual Small Batch Beer Festival for 2009. This festival was to have seen it's 3rd year this year but due to the dangers of construction equipment and the on-going expansion process they won't be able to handle the crowds this year. What a shame too as thousands of Odell faithful have come to look forward to this annual event. Odell plans to bring back the SBBF in 2010 and promises to make it bigger and better than ever.

Don't worry though, Odell will let you drown your sorrows with plenty of fresh beer in their tap room. Plus in April, they plan on releasing their 2nd batch of Woodcut oak aged beer. This time around it will be a Aged Golden Ale. Look for more word on that coming soon.

Update: Expansion progress at Odell (Nov. 2009)

Related articles:
- Odell to expand brewing facility.
- Odell's Small Batch Beer Festival.
- Odell taps it's Woodcut series.

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