Cult beer maker Russian River Brewing will start constructing its closing brewery in Sonoma County cofounder Vinnie Cilurzo told Brewbound during last week’s Great American Beer Festival.
“This is it,” he said. We ’re constructing our last brewery for Russian River. There that we’re assembling into the brewery, but where we’re beginning at initially, which is about of barrels 50,000 or 60,000 capacity, we don’t need to construct beyond that.”
“We’re assembling our dream brewery, is actually what we’re doing,” he said.
Although the brewery will be effective at pushing 60,000 barrels of beer per year, Cilurzo out said yearly generation probably wo go beyond 30,000 barrels, which is double what Russian River expects to make this year.
Of not maxing out at 60,000 barrels. “It’s not actually what we need he said “I understand that’s not going to make some of our customers happy … but we don’t should beat the world.”
Natalie Cilurzo suggested at “all-natural” increase beyond the 30,000 barrel mark, but stopped short of guaranteeing that the business would look to max out capacity in Windsor. in a June posting to the business’s site
And despite plans to double production, Russian River doesn’t mean to expand distribution into new markets beyond California, Cilurzo said.
We ’re only attempting to carry through the remaining part of the state,” he said.
The firm does spread a modest quantity of beer to Philadelphia, Colorado and Oregon, and cargoes to those marketplaces may also grow, the firm noted in June.
There ’s nothing wrong with that. Thank god for the larger craft breweries that are doing that because they guide the way for the smaller men who only need to take this slow organic strategy and let things come to us and folks like us.”
However, the largest variable in Russian River’s choice to construct a brewery that is second about eight miles from their first downtown Santa Rosa brewpub remains making higher-quality beer, he said.
“We make extremely great beer but we need to make beer that is better,” we can do and he said that with a better facility and better gear.”
It ’s actually humiliating,” he said. “ 80 percent of what we pour is Pliny and still I’m constantly shocked to see the line
“Natalie and I really consider this: we can consistently be better he said and You must have a little paranoia. It ’s no secret that Sierra Nevada and Ken Grossman are our mentors, and that manner has consistently run Sierra. They’ve never accepted you can constantly be better, and where they were.”