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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.

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Photo courtesy Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Photo courtesy Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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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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