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Photo courtesy Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

The general cargo ship Star Fraser arrives in the Port of Charleston with 28 fermentation tanks for Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s new Mills River, N.C. brewery. It took 14-days to get the massive 800- and 1600-barrel tanks from the manufacturer Ziemann in Bürgstadt, Germany to South Carolina. The new brewery, due to open in 2014, will start with a capacity of about 300,000 barrels to help quench the thirst of beer drinkers up and down the east coast.

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Photo courtesy Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Photo courtesy Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

A crane lifts an 800-barrel fermentation tank into its place atop the cellar-in-progress at the new brewery site in Mills River. Photo courtesy Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

A full gallery of the new brewery can be found at Sierra Nevada’s facebook page.

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    • Damn Yankee

      Unfortunately there is no company with an American crew, besides Matson and APL, that will allow the captain to do any such thing anymore. It’s not even allowed, (officially) to transport some decent foreign beer home, for enjoyment while ashore on vacation. I would have thought, by virtue of my status as the Captain, it would be enough to vouch for the fact that I’m responsible and capable of acting as and treating my crew like adults. I for one, look forward to enjoying a nice Sierra Nevada Torpedoe, brewed in Asheville and fermented in these lovely bright tanks.

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