Sierra Nevada’s Mills River NC–Full Site Details

29 January 2012

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Just thought you’d want to get the full details on the site where Sierra Nevada Brewing will be building their new east coast facility in Mill’s River, NC.  Based on he photo above I’m excited to hear that SN is going to great lengths to minimize their environmental impact.  Prior to the purchase several environmental, historical and wildlife impact studies were done by Henderson County, and this was imagea prime reason for SN’s choice of the Ferncliff Industrial Park.  SN will be the first occupant in the park & pull it’s water source form Asheville’s water system…another important part of the decision given Sierra Nevada will use over 77,000 gallons of water a day!  NCDOT will also play an important role with new roads to separate industrial traffic from visit traffic and provide good access to distribute SN beer.  For the full article, check out Blueridgenow.com (They did a great job!)…and for their photos check out this page.

2 comments (click to read or post):

Anonymous,  30 January, 2012 08:51  

Seems a shame to build a brewrey on that beautiful land. And that is "green?" Seems like they could accomplish everything the article said by building in an existing area and saving green space. I guess they wouldnt have a beautiful view though.

If enough of these "Green companies" keep building on green space soon there wont be any left for the strip malls and house farms.

mybeerbuzz 30 January, 2012 09:00  

As much as they are the first to occupy, it is an industrial park site. I hate seeing everything developed as well, but ultimately everything is green space to begin with and short of not building at all, I guess I'd say based on the article they did at least assess their impact prior to choosing the site.

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