Jul 27, 2014
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Photos/Video: Manzanita Brewing Co. Expansion Grand Opening

Local beer lovers celebrated the new location all afternoon and evening Saturday.

Santee's up-and-coming commercial ,  , recently made the on Prospect Avenue and had a packed house on Saturday for their grand opening.

Manzanita now supplies bottles to more than 450 local stores, has more than 100 kegs tapped at local bars at any given time and is looking to start distributing outside of San Diego.

The tasting room is open, with the same hours as before: Thurs. 4-8pm, Fri. 4-10pm, Sat. 1-10pm and Sun. 1-6pm.

This expansion increases Manzanita's beer production by nearly ten-fold, up to 9,000 barrels at any given time. The tasting room is beefed up to 1,500 sq. feet, with another 700 sq. ft. outside coming soon.

The owners confirmed that they are working on expanding to the space next door as well, and will begin creating bourbon, rum, whiskey and other liquors at what's being called the Manzanita Distillery.

Watch the video of the ribbon cutting to hear more about the opening and future plans from the owners.

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