Harpoon Expands Boston brewery – Adds two 500 barrel tanks
Great news for Harpoon IPA fans.
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Two 500 Barrel tanks will increase brewing capacity at the Boston brewery
Boston, MA (December 10, 2008) â€“ This Friday, December 12th, the Harpoon Brewery will install two 500 barrel unitank fermenters in front of their South Boston brewery. The tanks, which stand 38 feet high, 12.5 feet wide, and weigh 28,000 pounds, are the largest tanks to be installed in the breweryâ€™s history, twice the size of the largest tank at Harpoon currently. Between 8:00 am and noon on Friday (weather permitting) the tanks will be placed by 2 large cranes on a newly built concrete pad on the Northern Avenue side of the brewing facility.
The new tanks, which will be used for fermenting and conditioning beer, will increase Harpoonâ€™s brewing capacity by approximately 20%. In 2008 Harpoon produced more beer in the state than any other brewery in Massachusetts. This year Harpoon will see a very slight increase in production numbers from 2007, which boasted the highest production in the breweryâ€™s 22-year history.
The fermenter tanks were manufactured in Springfield, Missouri by the Paul Mueller Company. Harpoon president and COO Dan Kenary and Harpoonâ€™s Chief of Brewing Operations Al Marzi have been overseeing the expansion.
Founded in 1986 in Boston, the Harpoon Brewery distributes its products throughout the Northeast. The Breweryâ€™s line of craft beer features six year-round beers, including its signature Harpoon IPA, and four special seasonal selections. In June 2000, the Harpoon Brewery purchased a second brewery in Windsor, Vermont. For more information visit their website at www.harpoonbrewery.com.