Two Roads Brewing Company announced plans to build a 25,000-square-foot building dedicated to sour and barrel aging. The $12 million facility will feature a 50 barrel ROLEC brewhouse, foudres, a coolship and storage for 2,000 wood barrels. The new addition will also feature a tasting room to accommodate 120 visitors overlooking preserved wetlands. This expansion will allow the brewery to increase production on its tropical Lambic Hexotic, Framboise Noir Black Raspberry Lambic, Urban Funk Wild Ale, Worker’s Stomp White Wine Barrel Aged Saison, and new styles. The company will break ground in 2017 and the new facility will open by 2018.
Two Roads Brewing Company took home eight medals during the 20th Annual Great International Beer & Cider Competition in Providence, Rhode Island in November. The competition featured 814 entries across 58 categories. The brewery won six gold medals for its Philsamic, an oak-aged beer with balsamic vinegar in the Flanders Red Ale category; Kriek in the Fruit Lambic category; Worker’s Comp Farmhouse Ale in the Saison category; Holiday Ale in the Biere de Garde competition; Bergamonster Imperial Wheat Belgian in the Fruit category, and Geyser Gose, a collaboration with Evil Twin Brewing, in the German Wheat category. Hexotic, a Lambic-style beer with six tropical fruits, took a silver in the Fruit Lambic category and its Passion Fruit Gose also won silver in the Fruit Ale category.