Brew hub today announced plans for its first brewery in Lakeland Florida, this will be the first of five facilities planned by the brewery that will offer craft beers and select partner beers.
Partner brewing is designed to allow craft breweries to brew their beer to exact specifications under the supervision of their own brewmaster and to package and distribute from the Brew Hub brewery, additionally making beer available for export to international markets. This allows craft breweries to expand their distribution without the overhead costs of building a new brewery or transporting beer across the country.
The Lakeland brewery will be located in Interstate Commerce Park off the I-4 Corridor and will have an initial brewing capacity of 75,000 barrels, or one million cases, annually. The site’s central location will allow the company to efficiently distribute beer to wholesalers throughout Florida and the Southeast.
Construction will start in late 2013 and should be finished sometime in 2014.