Sierra Nevada accelerates plans, new Mills River facility will be running by July 2013

Media outlet Hendersonville Lightning reports:

“The Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is accelerating plans to begin production in Mills River, moving the opening up from November to July of next year.

In the first public presentation about the brewery and its campus on the banks of the French Broad River, brewery co-manager Stan Cooper told the Mills River Town Council that demand for Sierra Nevada craft beer is exceeding projections and building pressure for an earlier startup.

‘We’re kind of escalating our plan,’ Cooper said. ‘We’re going to make an attempt to get it done in July. We met with (engineer) Bill Lapsley yesterday to try to figure out how we can get that road done by July.’” … (story by Bill Moss)

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