Backpocket Brewing Breaks Ground at Coralville’s Iowa River Landing

Sustainable Brewery’s Media Event Begins at 10 AM on September 9th

CORALVILLE, IA, September 6, 2011 — Backpocket Brewing is pleased to announce it will be breaking ground on its Coralville expansion this Friday, September 9th at the Iowa River Landing. The media event will begin at 10:00 AM with a ceremony featuring representatives from Backpocket, the City of Coralville, and other community voices on hand. The public is welcome to attend and bring any questions for the brewmaster and the city.

“We are very exciting about the addition of Backpocket Brewing to the Iowa River Landing,” said Coralville Mayor Jim Fausett. “This will be an entertaining venue with a great Iowa story. Their focus on sustainability is equally aligned with our vision for the entire area.” Construction on Backpocket Brewing will proceed through the winter with expected completion anticipated for late spring 2012. The brewery will feature a large taproom and beer garden for the public.

The Coralville plant will be an expansion of Backpocket Brewing’s current brewing operations at Old Man River Restaurant & Brewery in McGregor, Iowa. Old Man River was the dream of Dave and Marci Strutt, McGregor natives who set out to create the finest brewpub in Iowa. Jake Simmons, the Brewmaster, expanded this vision to produce world-class beers for the entire state. As such Backpocket Brewing was created to distribute packaged beer, which it has done as draft only for the past year. The new production plant will allow Backpocket to expand its packaging options to also include bottles. It is projected that Backpocket will produce 7,000 to 8,000 bbls of beer in is first year, with the total capacity to make 25,000 bbls of beer.

Backpocket Brewing focuses on German-inspired beers, using traditional German brewing techniques and adheres to the German purity laws. The result is beer that is as flavorful as it is drinkable. The new brewery facility will include a state-of-the-art German brew house that will be a pioneer in sustainable brewing. Its innovative design allows for a reduction of carbon consumption by 60%, recapture of water waste, and composting of organic waste. The result will be a cutting edge, world-class brewery in the Iowa River Landing.

For more information, please plan on attending Backpocket Brewing’s Media Event this Friday, September 9th at 10:00 AM at the Iowa River Landing. Guests are invited to park in the ramp and follow signs to the tent.

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