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Four Peaks to open second distribution center with tasting room

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Local craft beer company Four Peaks is expanding, buying a second warehouse.

It's huge, 55,000 square feet -- all to keep up with demand.

After searching for over a year, Four Peaks Brewing Company settled on an old Burger King warehouse on Broadway and Mill and transformed it into the place where they make their magic -- brew their beer.

"It came out of necessity. We outgrew the other facility over on 8th Street, we ran out of room," says Andy Ingram of Four Peaks Brewing.

Four Peaks has been in the valley for 15 years. With two bars and now two warehouses, their beer is sold throughout the state.

"What's the saying, churches, movie theaters and breweries grow during a recession -- are we recession proof? I don't know but we have done really well through the hard times."

Brewing beer is a 7 step process, and takes over 2 weeks to make from start to finish. They brew Monday through Friday from 4:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. At the new facility they'll mainly make their staple beer, the kilt lifter.

So just how much do they brew?

"I'd like to say the sky is the limit, but the law says only 40,000 barrels a year. A barrel is two kegs so there is a lot of capacity to fill. As of today we've done 60 barrels."

In just a few weeks from now, Four Peaks will have a tasting area for anyone to come in and try out their different creations.

The company also plans to eventually hire 15 to 20 more people. They also are opening up a new location at the airport in May.

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