- Associated Press - Friday, December 16, 2016

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - Frederick officials are giving Flying Dog Brewery approval to complete its purchase of 31 acres of city-owned land for a new plant featuring a sevenfold increase in beer-making capacity.

The Frederick News-Post (https://bit.ly/2hFHWtc ) reports that the Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Thursday to approve details of the $2.6 million land contract. The provisions include safeguards for nearby Frederick Municipal Airport.

The sale could close by Dec. 31.

Flying Dog’s Ben Savage says he can’t provide a construction timetable. CEO Jim Caruso previously told the newspaper the plant could open by mid-2020.

The company operates a brewery in a business park south of the city with a capacity of 100,000 barrels. Flying Dog says the new plant will have a capacity of 700,000 barrels and create 150 new jobs.

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Information from: The Frederick (Md.) News-Post, https://www.fredericknewspost.com

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