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:14 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30- MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012 NEWS Cape Gazette ' expansion mo si Sandy delays work, but plans on track for 2013 n'sh By Nick Roth manager with Lighthouse Con- to reach 600,000 barrels, he said. nick@capegazette,com struction, said he is working with Two key components are be- the brewery to absorb the lost ing constructed in Germany - a Superstorm Sandy wreaked time and maintainequipmenthigh-speed bottling line for the havoc along the East Coast, in- delivery dates, new warehouse and a 200-barrel flicting unprecedented damage Dogfish has about 110,000 brewhouse to complement a 100- on the New Jersey and New York square feet to work with now. barrel brewhouse already in shorelines. Delaware avoided When the expansion project is place. Dogfish had to buy new major problems, but projects like complete, Calagione said, the equipment because it is reaching Dogfish Head Brewery's expan- brewery will be about 220,000 sion have been delayed by the square feet. The new warehouse storm, was approved for 100,000 square Owner Sam Calagione said the feet, with about 80,000 square hurricane pushed back the brew- feet now under construction and ery's timeline to complete an ex- the rest reserved for future pansion and a new warehouse, growth. A 28,000-square-foot ad- All three concurrent projects dition is being built to the cur- should now be constructed by rent facility to house grain and May 2013. Equipment installation hops storage. And a portion of and commissioning will be corn- the building's roof was raised pleted two to three months later, from 24 feet to 48 feet to accom- In a project of this scale, Cala- modate a new brewhouse. gione said, timing is everything. Theextra room is needed in "It's an incredibly intricate and order for Dogfish to continue complex undertaking," he said. growing as a business. Calagione "We're basically doubling our said the brewery is already work- under-roof square footage, ing near capacity. New equip- While that's just the physical ex- ment and more space, he said, pansion, the more intricate corn- will give Dogfish a brewing ca- ponent is actually the timing and pacity of about 600,000 barrels arrival and installation of the annually. Dogfish will produce equipment that goes in these about 171,000 barrels this year spaces." and has budgeted for 202,000 in Michael Glick, senior project 2013. It should take 10 to 15 years DOGFISH in October. HEAD'S new 80,000-square-foot RON MACARTHUR PHOTO warehouse was under construction Screen Door One.of.a.kind vintage finds. FEATURING: ANTIQUES, REPURPOSED ~ MID-CENTURY F URNITURE ARCHITECTURAL PIECES OLD WINDOWS DOORS SHUTTERS~ HARDWARE & MUCH MORE.* JOIN US FOR ouR HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE NOVEMBER 30TH 4-8 WINE, CHEESE ~ CHRISTMAS TREES! OLD.FASHIONED TREE LOT FRI., SAT. & SUN. 302.827-2149 Located in Lewes, Rt. 9 East (Freeman Highway) - on way to Cape May-Lewes Ferry & State Park WED' - SUN. 10-5 LIKE US ON FACEBOOK a size only a few breweries in the U.S. are nearing. "We're on a scale now with about 10 or 12 breweries roughly our size that are all growing strong," he said. "There is no more used equipment at this scale. Unforttmately, everything we buy has to be bought new. And we don't skimp on our in- vestments and equipment, so that means [we buy] world-class equipment." The best bottling lines and brewing equipment come from Germany, he said, so brewery of- ficials made the decision to buy from a company located outside the U.S. Nearly everything else, Calagione said, is purchased lo- cally or from American vendors. Continued on page 17 :Street Milton, DE .... salonmilton.com Frames Tableware Candles Accessories Barware Hurricanes Gift Items