A partnership has been reached between Toppling Goliath Brewing of Decorah, Iowa and Brew Hub of Lakeland, Florida that will likely increase Toppling Goliath’s beer production from around 3,200 barrels to nearly 15,000 barrels annually. Brew Hub’s business model is to provide craft brewers such as Toppling Goliath, an incubator of sorts, for brewing and packaging their products on a larger scale. Brew Hub has already begun brewing some of Toppling Goliath’s acclaimed beers and will be packaging and shipping the products back to the home of the recipes in Iowa by early May of this year. Brew Hub also plans to make Toppling Goliath’s wide spectrum of craft brews available in the state of Florida beginning this September.
Brew Hub plans on opening a second site for packaging, brewing, and distribution in St. Louis, effectively doubling its production capabilities from 75,000 barrels (approximately 1 million cases) to 150,000 barrels per year (approximately 2 million cases). Brew Hub views itself as having a pivotal role in reaching the goal set forth by the Brewers’ Association of increasing U.S. beer produced by craft brewers from 11% currently to 20% by 2020. Brew Hub is in a position to do so because of other key partnerships with craft beer advocates such as Cigar City Brewing and the restaurant chain BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse.