Some photos from the brewing and bottling portion of my visit. I had never before seen a bottling facility of a microbrewery. The local NYC microbreweries do their bulk bottling outside of the tri-state area (where real estate is much more affordable versus in the five boroughs). Even for the size of Sweetwater (who proclaimed to be the 27th largest craft brewer in the U.S.), this operation seemed elaborate to me. The entire bottling room was two stories high and nearly two football fields in length.
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