Columbus, Ohio-based craft brewery, Four String Brewing Co., will be offering contract brewing services beginning in January of 2017.
“Due to a recent expansion, we now have the tank space to offer contract brewing services to start-up and existing breweries,” said Founder Dan Cochran.
Four String’s production facility located on the west side of Columbus is within 500 miles of 48% of the U.S. population, which makes it well positioned for access to market.
“We are excited to offer end to end high quality brewing and packaging services,” added Brewmaster Larry Horwitz who designed the system in 2015.
As more breweries are in planning in the U. S., many are finding that commercial production can be a capital-intensive business. Contract brewing with a partner can help a new company prove itself as a brand before investing large sums of money. It’s also a practical solution for breweries set to expand, but waiting for financing or construction to be completed.
Four String has flexibility with batch sizes ranging from 30 barrels to 120 barrels. There’s a canning line that can package 12oz and 16oz cans in both 4 packs and 6 packs. Draft packaging for ½ and 1/6 barrel kegs is also available. A quality control lab is on site to ensure a premium and consistent product.
About Four String Brewing Company
Dan Cochran founded Four String Brewing Co. in 2011 as an avid homebrewer since 1994. With extensive national touring and recording in the ‘90s and ‘00s, Cochran saw the national trend of craft brewing firsthand, and was inspired. He started planning the brewery in late 2010. With the help of Brewmaster Larry Horwitz, Dan built the original brewery on West 6th Ave in Columbus primarily out of repurposed commercial dairy tanks. The space has been renovated as a larger taproom open several days a week to the public. Four String built a new production facility at 660 North Hague Avenue in 2015, allowing them to distribute beer statewide. Free tours of the production facility on Hague Avenue are available to the public on Saturdays and Sundays. Four String brews three year-round beers, Brass Knuckle Pale Ale, Switchblade IPA and Payback Pilsner as well as seasonal beers available in cans and on draft throughout Ohio