Cincinnati, Ohio – On Thursday May 17th Urban Artifact, Ohio’s sour brewery, will embark on an expansion of their production capacity which will double their size. After opening three years ago, in the Northside neighborhood of Cincinnati, Urban Artifact has seen steady growth while focusing on sour beers.
As the craft market has continued to develop and more customers are seeking sour beers, Urban Artifact has been there to provide beer to those thirsty drinkers. “It has been fantastic to see how the reception to sour beer has grown locally and regionally since we opened our doors just over three years ago”, explains Scotty Hunter, Chief of Strategic Development.
Once Urban Artifact began canning their beers at the end of 2016, sales saw an even greater uptick. It got to the point that, by the middle of 2017 the brewery could not make enough beer to keep up with demand.
“Since summer of 2017 we have been reducing our distribution footprint. We have had to pull out of Indiana completely and parts of Tennessee as well as shipping less to Northern Kentucky in order to service Cincinnati and Ohio as a whole” explains Scotty Hunter. This new expansion will allow Urban Artifact to meet demand locally with an eye towards moving back into those markets later in 2018.