In their quest to quench thirsts with the perfect beer, a New Hampshire brewery has decided to relocate to a new state-of-the-art facility. Smuttynose Brewery Company plans to move from Portsmouth, where it has been located since its inception two decades ago, to the new brewery in Hampton in 2013, according to Seacoast.
The move will surely be a major undertaking, but in an effort to help the process along - and help cover some of the bill for the relocation and moving services - the N.H. Community Development Authority has decided to award the brewery a $500,000 grant, according to the news source.
"It's one more piece in what turned out to be a very complicated package of financing for the project," Smuttynose President Peter Egelston told the source.
The grant comes with an agreement for Smuttynose to create 25 new jobs at the facility, which Egelston said would not be a problem.
"We are expanding our production," he told the news provider. "We will also be opening a new restaurant."
Before that happens, however, brewery staff must go about relocating all of the machines, ingredients and offices. With the help of professional a corporate relocation company, this transition will hopefully be as smooth as a cold beer on a hot day.