Chuckanut Brewery plans further brewing capacity expansion

Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen is set to once again expand its brewing capacity.

Umpqua Bank organized and funded a loan that will give the brewery additional equipment to sell a larger volume of kegged beer to its wholesale and retail customers.

The brewery plans to order five new 20-barrel fermenters, along with associated kegs and raw materials, according to a March 14 press release.

The new tanks will be delivered in early June and put into production by July.

Chuckanut Brewery has received national awards from the Great American Beer Festival as Small Brewpub of the Year in 2009 and Small Brewing Company of Year in 2011.

The brewery is located at 601 W. Holly St. in Bellingham, and is online atwww.chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com.

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