Salt Lake City’s Uinta Brewing Company is headed for a milestone moment as the brewery looks to eclipse the 100,000 barrel threshold this year.
“We’re on a growth track for the high teens,” Uinta CEO Steve Mills told Brewbound during a recent interview.
Uinta, ranked as the 39th largest U.S. craft brewery by trade group the Brewers Association, has nearly doubled its production since 2012. Last year, the company sold 86,705 barrels of beer, up six percent over 2015.
Mills said the bulk of last year’s growth came in the second half of the year, and he credited at least part of it to a new management team, a restructuring of the company’s sales department and a rebranding effort.
“Everything has really started to click for us,” he said. Sales of Uinta products are up 10 percent in its largest market and home state of Utah, Mills said. But the company is also growing in other parts of the country, including the Pacific Northwest, Georgia, Minnesota, Colorado, Missouri and Arizona.
“We’re seeing positive signs from multiple parts of the country,” Uinta chief marketing officer Jeremy Ragonese told Brewbound. “It’s not just one geography or a Mountain West kind of thing.”
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