Ten Pin Brewing prepares for 2016 launch
The Russell Family, owners of the iconic Lake Bowl since 1957, are breaking ground on property adjacent to the bowling alley to build a new 7,500 barrel brewery capable of expanding quickly to 21,000 barrels. The new facility will be the home of Ten Pin Brewing.
Ten Pin Brewing Company is a family operation built on a legacy that spans nearly sixty years of business rooted their success in innovation, quality and community. The history and depth provides the foundation as the Russell family's third generation looks to the future with a state-of-the-art brewery and a mission to throw a strike with every batch.
"Bowling provides our roots but the future is clear and craft beer takes the lead. Ten Pin Brewing will be focused on brewing quality, interesting, desirable styles, growing our community and setting a standard for modern craft beer." - stated Lake Bowl Inc. CEO, B.J. Garbe
Ten Pin Brewing breaks ground this week and anticipates it will start brewing test batches in late November. Full production is slated to begin in early March with the first kegs, cans and bottles going out the door by month's end.
Sales and marketing efforts already show positive demand for Ten Pin Brewing's beers in markets from Spokane to Portland. Talks with distributors have begun and packaging is ready for market.
"Scaling up our production from the current 3 barrel system to 7,500 barrels will take a bit of trial and error but we'll be up and running once the custom brew house is in place." added Head Brewer Jim Madden a former chemical engineer who is no stranger to the formulas and projections needed to ramp up production.
Ten Pin Brewing is garnering a growing collection of medals and recognitions for their brewing and this past summer provided clear confirmation on which brews they will launch with. "We know which of our most popular beers will be out to a broader market first but I can't say just yet as all the product details are under wraps until we launch next Winter," noted BJ. "I can say that people can look forward to sunny days and IPAs ahead."
The family has aligned a strong team to get the brewery up and running including architect firm Meier, Inc. and Chervenell Construction both of Kennewick, Ferment Marketing from Portland, Oregon and Washington Trust Bank. The new can and bottle label is designed by Now Design located in Salem Oregon and sales support is being provided by Alluvial Beverage Company from Portland. The Ten Pin Brewing support team is lead by B.J. Garbe and is focused on having all elements in place for the March launch.
Source: Company Press Release