ATLANTA (Thursday, April 27, 2017) – Thanks to the strong demand for its IPAs and stouts, Scofflaw Brewing Company is taking delivery in early May of three 90-barrel fermentation tanks and one 90-barrel bright tank. After just nine months of operation, the additional tanks will double the present capacity to around 14,000 barrels per year for the brewery located in the Bolton neighborhood of Atlanta’s Westside.
The expansion is driven by the highly sought after Basement IPA and POG Basement IPA, Northeastern-style brews redolent with aromatic Citra hops, solid malt backbones and slightly sweet finishes. The brewery’s approachable, higher-gravity IPAs such as the Double Jeopardy and Hooligan are also driving demand in Metro Atlanta and surrounding markets in Athens, Gainesville, Columbus, Augusta and Savannah.
“The demand has been surprising and unexpected for us,” said Matt Shirah, co-founder. “We have been struggling to keep up. This expansion will enable us to keep meeting demand for kegs and start distributing more cans.”
In addition to expanding capacity, the brewery has upgraded the analytical equipment in its quality control lab. “The more data the better,” said Brewmaster Travis Herman. “It’s critical that we grow quality control on a parallel path.”
A centrifuge has been added to brewing operations to improve efficiency. In an additional effort to help meet strong demand, a team of Industrial Engineering majors from Georgia Tech are working with the brewery to improve efficiency as part of their capstone program in senior design.
About Scofflaw Brewing Co. – www.scofflawbrewery.com
Co-founded by Matt Shirah and Brewmaster Travis Herman, who developed beers on a one-barrel system in the basement of the home of Shirah’s mother-in-law, Scofflaw opened in August of 2016. It has been named by BeerAdvocate, Paste Magazine andUSA Today as one of the best new breweries in America. Follow Scofflaw on Facebook, Instagram and on Twitter @ScofflawBrewing.
This article originally appeared on craftbeer.com