New nano breweries popping up in St. Louis area

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) - Forget the little engine that could. They`re the little ale maker that can.

And they're planning to expand on Cherokee street.

'Our entire interior of our area would fit inside one of AB's fermenters so that'll give you some scale for some perspective,' says Jeff Siddons, Director of Operations Earthbound Brewery.

The Nano brewery known as Earthbound is bursting at the seams in their one thousand foot space.

So they're planning to expand, moving all of 100 feet down the block to an 8,000 square foot first floor and basement.

So they can increase their three days a week output.

'Right now we're at a barrel and a half which is about 45 gallons and when we move to a larger system that's seven barrels and that's about 220 gallons,' says Siddons.

Gateway city residents have been gulping down their home brewed recipes they've honed with smaller sizes and more batches of brews.

'By the time we hit October 20th I believe we'll have done 52 different beers since we opened and started selling our own product January 1st of 2015,' says Siddons.

The diminutive DIY craft brewer that's seen a steady stream of customers sampling their suds says they're okay with this big expansion.

'Yeah we want to start small and slowly boost up to a large facility,' says Siddons. 'Even though seven barrel isn't really that large in the grand scheme of things, it's still really large for us so it's a big step.'

And with that can-do approach, expect to see earthbound beer in cans in the near future.

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