Shmaltz Brewing Company, handcrafters of HE'BREW- The Chosen Beer and Coney Island Craft Lagers, will open a 20,000 square foot production brewery in Clifton Park, New York. The facility includes a 50-barrel brew house with 20,000 barrels of annual capacity, a 1,700 square foot tasting room, and roughly 800 square feet of office space.
The heart of Shmaltz's new operation features a custom-made, 5-vessel manual workhorse brewhouse, as well as 8 fermentation and 2 bright beer tanks manufactured in the US from Oregon's JV Northwest. The 120-bottle-per-minute packaging line comes from the well respected Italian experts at SBC/BC International. The new Shmaltz brewery will package 12 and 22 ounce bottles and kegs of their diverse core and seasonal favorites. Several new releases and collaborations are on tap for 2013, and Shmaltz will continue their acclaimed exploration of barrel-aging with a current inventory of more than 300 bourbon, rye whiskey, and tequila barrels.
Saratoga Economic Development Corporation said the first stainless kettles were delivered this week and the inaugural brew date is targeted for late-April. Packaging should commence in May and June, and Shmaltz projects bringing 100 percent of its production in-house by mid-to-late summer.