One of the most popular producers of New England style beers is growing yet again. Tree House Brewing Company announced via their blog that the brewery is planning another expansion to their facility.
In the past few years, the brewery has grown considerably from 22 employees to 50; initially producing 270 barrels weekly to now nearly a thousand. The brewery sits on 70 acres of land with plenty of room to grow with to meet increasing demand for their beer.
Beginning this summer, Tree House plans to add 16,000 square feet of space, featuring numerous pergolas and landscaping that blend with the property’s natural surroundings.
A second bar would also be added. At twice the size of the original, it would offer inside and outside service.
An indoor mezzanine would be constructed at the existing brewery, offering customers a birdseye view of the brewing space.
The can sale area would be relocated and expanded to be more efficient. It would also feature an awning to protect those waiting in line from the elements.
A private function room will be added to host events in a windowed space that offers wonderful views of the surrounding landscape.
The existing offices would be demolished to make room for a new retail space that will be twice the size of the original.
The natural surroundings are prominent in the customer experience. To that end, three miles of nature trails are being built that lead to the Capen Hill Wildlife Sanctuary.
The brewery will be maintaining beehives and also planting an orchard of fruit trees along with five acres of hop fields.
And finally, the brewery will be also increasing its parking capacity.
Being considerate of the environment is important Tree House. To offset their needs for raw materials and energy, the brewery plans to completely provide their own electricity through renewable means within five years. They also plan to reduce their wastewater to less than that of an average household within two years. The brewery already has some of the best water efficiency in the industry; needing only three gallons of water to produce one gallon of beer. And whatever land is disturbed during the expansion will be offset with new plantings.
The summer of 2018 will be a very busy one for Tree House.