Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy was just one of the people on hand for the celebration in the Whiteaker District.
The plans call for a warehouse and cold storage facility, offices and a production brewing facility.
“I’m really excited for today. It’s been a long process of planning, and it’s always great to see positive progress and just the ability to have the resources now to do a lot of the things we’ve been thinking about and talking about for a long time is really exciting for us,” said Nikos Ridge, Ninkasi Brewing Company CEO.
Ninkasi currently has a production output of 95,000 barrels a year, but this expansion could push that up by about 200,000 barrels. The project should be completed late next year.