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Blue Mountain Brewery Gets Ready To Double! : 6.10.09

[ 9 ] June 10, 2009 |
©2009 NCL Magazine : Photo By BMB : Taylor Smack, co-owner, of Blue Mountain Brewery in Afton, supervises the offloading of a new brewing tank at their operation.

©2009 NCL Magazine : Photo By BMB : Taylor Smack, co-owner, of Blue Mountain Brewery in Afton, supervises the offloading of a new brewing tank at their operation.

Afton
Nelson County, Virginia

It’s been a busy week already for the folks at Blue Mountain Brewery in Afton. They have been in the process of offloading a new tank that will double their draft and bottled beer distribution in stores and restaurants. “We just recently got to the momentous mark of having our draft and bottled beer in over 100 restaurants and stores across Virginia. This new tank is going to help us double that within a year,” Mandi Smack, co-owner of BMB tells us.

Blue Mountain opened just under two years ago back in the fall of 2007 as we first reported here.

Taylor mans the forklift to get the new tank secured for storage.

Taylor mans the forklift to get the new tank secured for storage.

The new tank has about 1000 gallons of capacity! That’s a lot more than your average 12 ounce beer!

Congrats on the upgrade BMB! This is great news!

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  1. Jan Smith says:

    Rock on, Mandi and Taylor! It’s so great to witness this success story.

  2. Judy Serkes says:

    This brings a smile to my face ! Great news- keep up the great work !

  3. Mandi Smack says:

    Thanks Ken Harris, AM FOG! If it weren’t for you we would have never gotten that thing off the truck!
    M & T

  4. […] didn’t exactly take note of what a 1,000 gallon tank meant, but according to Nelson County Life, that means Blue Mountain Brewery is doubling its capacity for delicious brews. Booya. Tagged as: […]

  5. […] got another fermentation or storage vessel that will double their capacity over the next year. The blog post at Nelson County Life is short on details but they have pictures of the tank and say that its over 1000 gallons (32 […]

  6. Taylor Smack says:

    Fermenter #6 is being wired in today and tomorrow and getting filled on Friday! I should have mentioned that it’s largely Matt (Mandi’s and my other biz partner) joining me full time as a brewer along with some other expansion projects that will help us double output within a year. We now have almost 200 barrels (6,200 gallons) of beer going at any time.
    Also, look out for Full Nelson in cans coming in mid-July! Blue Mountain is very proud to become the first Virginia craft brewery to offer beer in this eco-friendly, excellent-for-the-beer packaging option!

    -Taylor

  7. Shirley Stintzi says:

    Kudos to BMB. Wonderful work.

  8. William Nelson says:

    Hello,
    I used to go rabbit hunting over 50 years ago in Nelson County. I hunted with William Whitehead, he knew where all the good places to go. I am living in North Carolina the past 33 yyears. I have retired from NC DOT living at Holden Beach , NC

  9. […] new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS Feed or sign up for Email Alerts. Thanks for visiting!Thanks to Nelson County Life for the heads-up. It’s been a busy week already for the folks at Blue Mountain Brewery in Afton. They have been […]

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