Plans for the distribution center submitted to county government show a 92,975-square-foot building with room reserved for a 39,000-square-foot expansion should it be needed. New Belgium intends to award a construction contract for the project by early March.
The distribution center will handle New Belgium product distribution for the East Coast. It will be built concurrently with the brewery the company is building in Asheville and be ready for occupancy by fall 2015.
The Asheville branch of the brewery will produce 500,000 barrels of beer annually and employ 140 workers between the brewery and distribution center.
New Belgium could not be reached for comment.