Foundation Brewing Co. is starting an expansion this month to increase its fermentation capacity, packaging operations and to expand its tasting room.

The Portland brewery, located at One Industrial Way in a cluster of craft breweries, is taking over three spaces formerly occupied by Bissell Brothers Brewing. The project will bring Foundation’s total square footage to 7,500 and is paving the way for further expansion in 2017, according to a release from the company.

The larger tasting room will be open more hours than the current one, and the expansion of the fermentation capacity means the brewery can create its more popular beers more frequently.

“The expansion will give us the opportunity to bring out new brands that support our focus on using classic styles as the inspiration for brewing beers that push conventional boundaries,” said Joel Mahaffey, Foundation’s co-founder and head brewer, in the release.

The brewery anticipates the expansion will enable it to can beer more frequently than its current three-week schedule.

The new tasting room should be ready in early to mid summer, and the brewery is not planning any significant tasting room closures during the construction.


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