DuClaw Brewing Co. has just announced that it will be leasing a 62,000 square foot space in Baltimore County as its new headquarters and brewery. They will move more than 20 employees from their Abingdon location to the industrial building at 8901 Yellow Brick Road in Rosedale, as CEO David Benfield reported.
Adding to the economy in Baltimore County, they are hoping to hire up to 35 more people for their production, distribution, sales and marketing jobs and to invest $3.8 million in the relocation. They have been looking for a new spot for a year, during which their sales nearly doubled.
As Benfield said, “Our world’s changed from trying to convince people to try some of the crazy beers we make to having people push for us to make more kinds.” They are projecting that they will sell 7000 barrels of beer this year, which is an increase from the 3700 they sold in 2011.
Certainly, Dan Gunderson, director of Baltimore County’s Department of Economic Development, is hoping that the move for DuClaw will signal more financial development for the country’s eastern side.