PORTLAND – Craft brewer Allagash Brewing Co. has leased warehouse space on Warren Avenue as it expands its brewery operations.

According to real estate firm CBRE | The Boulos Co., Allagash has leased about 70,000-square-feet of warehouse space at 765 Warren Avenue.

Allagash did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

“While they are in the process of constructing an addition to their brewery on Industrial Way in Portland, they also recognized a need for additional warehouse and distribution space to support the brewery expansion,” CBRE | The Boulos Co. said in a statement.

Allagash was looking for a facility with minimum of 50,000-square-feet, with multiple loading docks, access to a highway exit and close proximity to the brewery, the real estate firm said.

CBRE | The Boulos Co. said it had been marketing the facility, a former L.L. Bean distribution facility of about 155,000-square-feet for over a year. The landlord was willing to subdivide the space to accommodate Allagash, which will start occupying the space in the first quarter, the real estate firm said.

Allagash, founded in 1995, makes six year-round beer varieties, seven yearly releases and a handful of one-time and keg-only varieties.