The Mayday Brewery crew stands next to the fermentation tanks used to make beer at its Murfreesboro, Tenn., plant during a January 2013 tour. The company recently announced its expanding. (TMP File Photo)
Mayday Brewery has announced it will double its current brewing production with the addition of two new fermentation tanks in Murfreesboro.
The locally owned brewery opened its doors six months ago at the corner of Kings Highway and Old Salem Road in downtown Murfreesboro and has already reached brewing capacity.
Mayday Brewery currently has four 30-barrel tanks that can produce 2,600 gallons of craft beer per year.
The addition of two 90-barrel fermentation tanks will push Mayday’s capacity to nearly 6,500 gallons per year.
With each tank standing 17 feet tall and spanning 8 feet wide, their June 10 delivery from Diversified Metal Engineering in Prince Edward Island, Canada, will be quite the event.
“This new capacity will help us to keep up with the strong demand for our craft beers: ‘Boro Blonde, Velvet Hustle, Angry Redhead and Evil Octopus,” said Ozzy Nelson, founder of Mayday Brewery. “We want Mayday to be the first choice for beer drinkers in Murfreesboro and Middle Tennessee.”
He added the new tanks will help Mayday Brewery reach its goal to can, rather than bottle, its beer in the near future.
With four craft beers under its belt, the company has begun brewing Randy’s IPA from Nashville-based Jubilee Beer and recently introduced weekly Small Batch Brews.
In addition to doubling its capacity, Mayday Brewery has more than doubled its outdoor seating area with a deck expansion.
“From the beginning, we knew the 450-square-foot deck wasn’t going to be large enough,” Nelson said. “We plan to feature live music throughout the summer, and this new 600-square-foot addition will make the experience better for our brewery patrons and musicians.”