According to KC Today, the Kansas City G.I.F.T. (Generating Income For Tomorrow) program awarded the brewery the funds on Nov. 3. The brewery announced that they had been awarded the funds via a blog post on its website and outlined the major contributions that the money would make to improve their operation.
According to their website, the brewery intends to produce more beer via the purchase and installation of a 15 BBL fermenter machine, which, according to Yo Long Brew Tech, allows microbreweries or craft brewers to either scale up their production or create a mid-scale brewing operation. It also allows for a more cost-effective operation compared to larger systems, which means that the company can upscale without sacrificing profitability, which is important for a newer brewing company.
Fresh off tour, Maris’s little brother, Bartholomew, is in town for a visit. Dry hopped and full of amoras of sweet tropical fruit with a hint of cream Bart brings completeness and balance to the family, with his notes of pineapple, peach and apricot with just a light bitterness. pic.twitter.com/34OVLU5Ohd— Vine Street Brewing Co. (@Vinestbrewing) August 31, 2023
Vine Street Brewing will also be constructing a “state of the art cold room” which, as the name suggests, is a room that stores finished brews at the proper temperature for refrigeration. This enhances their operation by providing more space, which means they can keep more product on hand to send to stores carrying their brews. The cold room keeps their brewed beers fresh, so that once the beer is shipped out, it remains at peak freshness so that both stores and consumers receive a quality product.
Source: Black Enterprise