Track 7 Brewing signs lease for major expansion

Track 7 Brewing Company signed a lease with Westcore Properties at 826 Professor Lane, Suite 100, Sacramento CA 95834. The property is about 35,000 square feet, and Track 7 Brewing Company intends for the newly leased space to serve as its core manufacturing, packaging and distribution facility, as well as provide a second tasting room and office space to accommodate the explosion of product demand.

“Demand for our beers is through the roof,” says Co-owner Ryan Graham. “As fast as we add new tanks at our Curtis Park facility, that capacity is absorbed. We needed to get ahead of our ability to meet demand for our beer, and this new facility will allow us room to grow.”

Track 7 Brewing Co. was established in 2011 and has grown from 340 barrels of beer in its opening year to just under 1,200 barrels of beer in 2013. This year, Track 7 Brewing Company projects it will produce approximately 2,800 barrels of beer – a bulk of which is for its flagship beer, Panic IPA, which recently won Best of Show at the California State Fair edging out 859 beers from breweries throughout California. (Nevada City-based ol’ Republic — on an expansion binge of its own — also was a “Best of Show” winner).

“Right now, our draft product is limited to a 30-mile radius and our packaged product to a 70-mile radius,” stated Co-owner Geoff Scott. “The Natomas facility will give us an opening capacity of about 8,000 barrels of beer. Our goal has always been to satisfy the Sacramento demand prior to taking on new territory. This should allow us to meet that goal and still have product remaining to begin the development of East Bay and Central Valley markets.”

The existing facility in Curtis Park will continue operation in a new capacity. “Our current production system will be repurposed for pilot batching and sour beer production. One of the main reasons for expanding at a different location was to separate production of traditionally fermented products from the wild and sour beers that we also want to make,” added Graham. “Now, we can take more risks and start pushing our creative boundaries.”

Colliers Internationals’ Senior Associates Kevin Goldthwaite and Eric Ortiz brokered the lease with Westcore Properties. Finding a facility that suited Track 7’s unique need was a challenge. The brewery needed to find a facility that blended numerous requirements. “Westcore Properties were terrific. Every time there was a bump in the road, Westcore was able to find solutions and keep the process moving in the right direction,” stated Kevin Goldthwaite, Colliers International.

The new brewery will feature equipment manufactured in the USA by Marks Design and Fabrication. Local firms Lionakis and AP Thomas have been retained for the project. “Now, the real work begins,” remarked Scott, “especially if we are going to meet our anticipated December 2014 opening.”

Track 7 Brewing Company has grown from four part-time owner/workers in 2011 to a microbrewery with 16 full and part-time employees. The expansion was first reported by Hops to Table Magazine.

—By Track 7 Brewing

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