Less than a year after opening, Wander Brewing is doubling its brewing capacity with three new brewing tanks.
The brewery, at 1807 Dean Ave. in Bellingham, installed two new 40-barrel cellaring tanks and one 40-barrel bright tank, said owner Colleen Kuehl. The tanks will all be used for fermentation. The expansion will allow the brewery to create new recipes and brew larger batches of its core beers.
“We’ve been very happy and we feel very fortunate that we’ve had such an amazing first year. This has kind of always been in our plan,” Kuehl said about the expansion.
Along with the expanded capacity, Wander Brewing is hiring more employees.
The brewery also acquired 2,000 square feet of extra brewing space to use for its 10-month-old Wine Barrel Project, which involves brewing sour beers in wine barrels. The new space is two doors down from the brew hall.
Wander Brewing will release its first sour beer in a couple weeks, Kuehl said.
Wander Brewing’s new tanks were manufactured in the U.S. and came from Marks Design & Metalworks in Vancouver, Washington, according to a press release from the brewery.
To celebrate its expansion and anniversary on May 2, Wander Brewing is hosting a celebration at its brew hall.
For more information, visit www.wanderbrewing.com.