Saturday, October 22, 2011

Blue Mountain Breaks Ground

Last month brought the news that Blue Mountain Brewery was celebrating the opening of their expanded brewpub. Not content to sit idle, this week owners Mandi and Tylor Smack and Matt Nucci broke ground on the new Blue Mountain Barrel House production facility in Colleen, VA. As usual, Nelson County Life Magazine was on hand to witness the event.
Blue Mountain Barrel House and Organic Brewery is a 10,000 square foot production-only facility for the 10 lines of Blue Mountain beer that will be kegged or bottled in 750ml corked bottles and undergo 100% natural refermentation. These beers will be USDA certified organic and will tend toward the more “specialty” end of Blue Mountain’s beer production spectrum. Beers brewed will include the popular Dark Hollow Bourbon-Barrel Aged Stout and Mandolin, but will also introduce new styles such as an imperial pilsner and a barrel-aged Belgian-inspired ale.
The amazing success and rapid growth of Blue Mountain Brewery speaks to the quality of the beer they produce. This groundbreaking marks the second in a trio of projects that the brewery is undertaking. First was the aforementioned brewpub expansion completed just last month. In the near future Blue Mountain plans to also build a production facility for its bottled beer lines.

I've enjoyed a number of Blue Mountain beers, but notice that for some reason, I've not mused about them here, except for the excellent Pale Ale. I think I'll need to rectify that!

See "Blue Mountain Brewery Breaks Ground On Production Facility In Colleen" for more information and more pictures from the ground breaking ceremony.

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