After announcing it had run out of space at its current location in May, NoDa Brewing Company has decided to lease another venue in Charlotte, N.C. that is only a mile from the original brewery.
The new larger 32,000-square-foot building will feature a 60-barrel brewhouse, allowing the brewery to produce four times the amount of beer at a single time then what is possible with the 15-barrel system it currently uses. In addition, NoDa plans to take advantage of the increase in space by adding its own canning line. Currently, its beers are canned by Land of the Sky Mobile Canning, a mobile canning company.
Built in the 1930s, the building is located on three acres of land at 2921 N. Tryon Street and is now the headquarters for the Ray Company, a roofing company, but was once home to the Fleischmann’s vinegar plant. NoDa will continue to use the old location and its 11,000-square-feet of space as a combination taproom and barrel-aging facility, a similar path that Asheville, N.C.-based Wicked Weed Brewing took this year when it opened its Funkatorium.
Also included in plans for the new site are an expanded taproom three times the size of the current one, as well as an outdoor area and more parking for customers.
The combination of more space and upgraded equipment will allow NoDa to more than double its current production from about 10,000 barrels to 25,000 barrels annually. In addition, the brewery will be able to expand its distribution network beyond the Charlotte area where it is now.