Rubicon Brewing's restaurant operations, along with many other eateries, may still be suffering the effects of the slow economy, but its brewing operation has been strong, reports Kelly Johnson in the Sac Biz Journal.
The brewery hasn’t been able to keep up with demand for its beer, and Rubicon’s owners are ready to diversify, especially as the craft-beer market is thriving and the restaurant business isn’t.
So Rubicon has leased 16,380 square feet at 885 Stillwater Road, near Ikea. Glynn Phillips, Rubicon’s majority owner, hopes to open the production plant in July with 15 to 25 workers.
Read the entire story in the Sac Biz Journal.
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