Earlier today, some fantastic news broke out from Tree House Brewing Co., coming directly from one of it’s co-founders, Nate Lanier. He announced that Tree House Brewing Company has purchased a large parcel of land out in Charlton and that they will be breaking out on a new brewery out there very soon. Austin Design won the design contract and the new facility will initially have 30,000BBL in capacity and will also feature a taproom.
Below is the official announcement:
We have been looking forward to sharing this news for a long time… We are building a new brewery!
It will reside in Charlton, Massachusetts on a very central yet secluded seventy acres of land true to the Tree House aesthetic with a mixture of woods, green space, and serenity. It is designed as an expandable and multi-faceted 45,000 square foot facility and will feature a state of the art 50 BBL brewhouse, a 5,000 square foot retail space where can sales, bottle sales, and full pours will be offered at least five days a week, and a large outdoor pavilion. The retail shop will feel familiar, with an open space vista overlooking a tank farm of 60, 120, and 240 BBL fermenters flanked by a natural light-drenched brewhouse.
The facility will house 30,000 barrels of cellar capacity initially and by the end of the first year we plan to have 50,000 barrels of cellar space available. The theoretical maximum for the brewhouse and space is in excess of 125,000 barrels a year.
Despite massive gains in production and efficiency in Monson, it is not nearly enough. The intent of the new brewery is to make our beer better than ever, vastly expand our range of offerings, make our core offerings more readily available, and to create a central gathering place of kinship and camaraderie for beer enthusiasts.
The brewery is being designed in conjunction with Austin Design, Inc. It will be entirely new construction on a parcel of land that is owned by us. This will afford us creative control of the property now and hopefully very far into the future.
This project aims to break ground in the spring of 2016 and to be operational in the first half of 2017 (we hope).
Below is also an early rendering of what the brewery will look like:
Rest assured, their current facility will still be used for special projects as well as for all kinds of experimentation, something that they haven’t been able to do as much of due to brewery size restrictions. They will also be hosting special events there as well. You can read more about the full announcement on the brewery’s website Tree House Brewing Co..
Tree House Brewing is located at 160 East Hill Road, Monson, MA 01057.