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March 17, 2017 - Yards Brewing Closes on Loan & Is On Track To Open New Brewery This Year
PHILLY NEWS.COM Jacob Adelman
Work has begun on the conversion of a 70,000-square-foot portion of Destination Maternity Corp.’s former headquarters warehouse at Fifth and Spring Garden Streets into Yards Brewing Co.’s new brewery, event space and tasting room, which is on track to open before the end of the year.

Yards is moving from its current 38,000-square-foot brewery near the Delaware River at Poplar Street. The additional space at the new location will allow the brewer to boost output and add a canning line to the operation.

The project is expected to cost $19 million, with $6 million spent on construction and $13 million on new equipment. The new space should open between October and December, Yards said.

March 15, 2017 - BA Announces Top 50 American Breweries 2016
News Release Via THE FULL PINT
Boulder, CO) – The Brewers Association today released its annual lists of the top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume. Of the top 50 overall brewing companies, 40 were craft brewing companies.

“With such a broad range of brewers in today’s beer landscape, the leading small and independent producers have helped build the craft brewing industry to what it is today,” said Bart Watson, chief economist, Brewers Association. “Embracing their experience and ability to thrive and overcome challenges, the top producing craft brewers will continue to inspire, innovate and influence the future of beer.”

See the full list, with graphics.

Yuengling, Boston Beer, Sierra Nevada, New Belgium and Gambrinus held the top five positions. Locally, Artistanal Brewing Ventures (Victory & Southern Tier) was #13, Dogfish Head #14 and Troegs #38.