Don’t expect to see the same thing happen this year.
On Thursday, Mark Anthony Brands announced it had selected Glendale, Ariz. as the location for a new $250 million west coast production facility, Brewbound reports.
The 916,000-square-foot facility is planned for completion in June and will employ 200 full-time workers. It will also be used to produce Mark Anthony Brands’ other offerings, including Mike’s Hard Lemonade and Cayman Jack Cocktails.
“Once complete, this new facility will be a beacon for the advanced manufacturing capabilities of the City of Glendale and the state of Arizona,” John Sacksteder, Mark Anthony Brewing’s president, said in a press release.
Sales of White Claw topped $1.5 billion last year. In November, the brand’s senior vice president of marketing, Sanjiv Gajiwala, predicted further growth this year. The hugely successful year enabled Mark Anthony Brands to completely self-finance its multi-million dollar expansion project.
Make no doubt about it: all signs point to another White Claw summer.