August 27, 2015
Twin Lakes Brewing Company has been offering premium American ales and lagers to the Delaware area for the last 9 years. The company has outgrown the 25 barrel, five vessel brew house and tasting room located at a re-purposed barn on historic Twin Lakes Farm (est. 1826).
That is why Twin Lakes Brewing Co. will be moving from its longtime home in scenic Greenville to one of Delaware’s most historic (and original) towns in Newport, Delaware – the Newport Industrial Park, which will allow the company to expand it production to 5,000 barrels a year. At the Greenville location, the brewery produced 4,400 barrels last year.
Twin Lakes has suspended it tastings and growler refills until its move to a warehouse located at 405 E. Marsh St, owned by HDC. Inc. and managed by HHA, is complete.
The company hopes to be up and running in September. “We’ve got plenty of kegs, but we’re running low on the cans,” Wick said. “Hopefully, our customers won’t have to wait too long.”—News Journal
According to an article by Scoot Goss of The News Journal, Twin Lakes founder, Jack Wick has been looking for a new home since its 10 year lease at Twin Lakes Farm expired in 2013.
“We looked at farms here and in Pennsylvania, as well as locations throughout Delaware,” Wick offered. “But Harvey Hanna reached out to us and this location fits our immediate needs.”
Ryan Kennedy of Harvey Hanna & Associates, a development and commercial real estate company, indicated that keeping Twin Lakes in Delaware was a collaborative effort between HHA and many government entities …“from Alan Levin and Bernice Whaley at DEDO to Governor Markell.” Thomas Hanna, COO of HHA and Bert Root, Director of Commercial Leasing at HHA, led the lease negotiations for Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Inc.
Kennedy said that once word got out that Twin Lake’s was looking to expand, “we thought it made sense to reach out as the space is a perfect fit for their operation … This is a great addition to a very active and high energy business park … we are proud to welcome Twin Lakes Brewery to our family of tenants.” – Delaware Business Daily
Once Twin Lakes is re-opened to the public, Wick said that there are plans to launch a new IPA, partner with food trucks, gear up production of the canning of its flagship Pale Ale and more.
Kennedy pointed out that keeping Twin Lakes in Delaware is good for the tourism business, as craft brewing is a growing industry attracting many to tasting rooms across the country. The new location will allow for easy access to a growing number of visitors seeking out craft beer tastings.
Another benefit of the new location is the increased number of hours that the tasting room will be open to the public. The previous location had a very limited number of hours it was able to provide visitors with tastings, tours and opportunities to purchase brews.
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