VACAVILLE, Calif – Dec 21, 2012 – Champion City Brewing is pleased to announce that it has chosen a site in Northern California to become the home of West Coast Operations. The site is located in California to allow for expansion and future growth into that market. As part of the expansion, the East Coast operations with be moving from our current home in Nashua, NH approx 25 miles south towards Boston into the historic brewing community of Tewksbury, MA
“We are thrilled to have found two ideal locations for the breweries continued expansion efforts,” says Jonathan Jay, founder of Champion City Brewing. “The beer culture, water quality and quality of life are excellent. We feel lucky to be a part of both communities.”
The new facility in Vacaville will add much-needed capacity for Champion City, and will allow for the quicker availability of brewery-fresh beer to consumers on the West Coast. As part of the expansion, the East Coast operations will get a face lift with a new brewhouse and increased fermentation capacity. The current bottling operation will remain and East coast beers will continue to be available in 12 and 22 oz bottles and 1/6 bbl draught kegs.
Long time Senior Assistant Brewer, Stephen Jay, has been promoted to Director of East Coast Operations. His role will expand to all day to day activities of the East Coast Brewery and as an advisory member of the board on new products, brand management and development. Stephen Jay began his career with Champion CIty Brewing at its founding in 2005. He has worked in all aspects of the brewery operation with keg cleaner, bottler, brewhouse assistant, and most recently with brand / recipe development on the critically acclaimed, Summer Sunned Haze Wit. “It was with this most recent role that he demonstrated a tenacity for all things brewing that makes this decision a no brainer. He has really shown some great things, he has the mind for brewing great beer, and that is a hallmark for Champion City, ” says Jonathan Jay. “I couldn’t be happier for him and for CCB to have him in this role”
As completion of the new brewery begins, CCB has also announced several new releases to commemorate the recent expansion. A Flanders Red brewed and blended from both breweries and possible an East Coast / West Coast IPA Throwdown.