TALLAHASSEE, FL — Proof Brewing Company is excited to announce plans to begin renovations on the 34,000 square-foot former Coca-Cola Bottling Company building on South Monroe Street.
Proof Brewing Co.’s relocation to 1320 South Monroe, next to the heart of the capital, will feature an expanded tasting room, retail store, private event space, kitchen, and beer garden. The facility will be centrally located near the redevelopment of South Monroe and the downtown district and walking distance to Cascades Park. The brewery production expansion will feature efficiency upgrades, quality control lab, and additional fermentation capacity. In total, the renovation and expansion will increase the facility’s potential production capacity to 30,000 barrels with additional room to grow.
“We are thrilled to continue our growth on South Monroe Street,” said Byron and Angela Burroughs, Proof Brewing Company’s founders. “We are really appreciative of all of the support we have received from our local community including our patrons, the City, County, and partners throughout the State of Florida.”
Since 2012, Proof Brewing Co. has experienced explosive growth, doubling production each year with 6,000 barrels produced in 2017. The larger building and additional fermentation capacity will enable the brew staff to expand production of Proof Brewing Co.’s core lineup. Proof Brewing Co. will add more packaged brands in cans, in addition to their popular Eightfive-0 American Pale Ale and Mango Wit Belgian-Style Wit beer.
Renovations on the historic Coca-Cola Bottling Company building, built in 1948, will begin in March 2018 with plans to open by winter 2018. The renovation of this facility will allow Proof Brewing Co. to increase production to over 15,000 barrels within the first two years. Proof Brewing Co. currently employs thirty staff members between the tasting room, the production facility, and administration.
The new facility will require additional employees and support staff as new markets are reached throughout the state of Florida and beyond.
“This will be a year of growth and development for Proof Brewing Company,” Byron and Angela Burroughs said. “We are proud of our growth in Tallahassee and we’re thrilled to reinvest back into the community that has been so supportive of us. It will be an amazing experience to revitalize a historical building near the flourishing downtown district of Tallahassee on South Monroe. Reintroducing manufacturing jobs to this district to serve the Tallahassee community will be a very exciting journey.”
The tasting room will serve Proof Brewing Co.’s year-round beers on draft in addition to seasonal and pilot batch beer. Guests can enjoy beers on-site while relaxing in the family-friendly tasting room and play outdoor games in the beer garden. Merchandise and package varieties will be available for purchase at the retail counter. The tasting room bar will fill growlers and crowlers to-go.
For more information on Proof Brewing, visit www.proofbrewingco.com or find them Facebook at PBCBeer or on Twitter @proofbrewingco.