After years of running in place, with production hovering around 90,000 barrels a year, the brewery is growing again.

Carpenter says Anchor should produce 110,000 barrels in 2012, a company record. The brewery has added four 290-barrel cellaring tanks, and two more are on their way. Carpenter says a second brewery is an inevitability, although he adds it won’t necessarily be an East Coast branch of the sort Sierra Nevada and New Belgium are constructing.

The brewery pumped out 103,616 barrels last year (per the Brewers Association) so 110k barrels would be a 6% increase.