OTTAWA, ON – The Capital Pint blog on the Ottawa Magazine website reports that after just a year of business, Beyond The Pale Brewing is having so much success that a major expansion is in the works for next year, with LCBO distribution soon to follow.
As co-owners Shane Clark and Rob McIsaac explain, the brewery has barely been able to keep up with demand since its opening weekend, and even a doubling in size just three months after opening didn’t lessen the supply problems.
As a result, the duo is planning some big changes for 2014:
“We’re purchasing a 15-barrel system in the new year,” McIsaac says. “Right now we’re on a 3 1/2-barrel system. This will allow us to do in half a day what now takes us two full days. But it won’t fit in our existing space.”
“Expanding [our current space] is always on the table,” Clark says. “The other option is to move, or open a second location to brew out of.” They’re currently looking in the neighbourhood for another space.
Once the expansion is complete, the pair hopes to have Beyond The Pale beer available in the LCBO before the year is out, likely in 473 ml cans.