White Claw Hard Seltzer Maker Plans a $400 Million Plant for So. Carolina

Dec. 7, 2020
Mark Anthony Brands needs to keep up with demand for White Claw, Mike’s Hard Lemonade and Cayman Jack Cocktails.

Mark Anthony Brewing plans a $400 million plant for Columbia, S.C., to keep up with demand for its popular White Claw hard seltzer and other alcoholic drinks.

At more than one million sq. ft., will be one of the largest breweries built in the U.S. in more than 25 years, according to the South Carolina governor's office, and will create 300 jobs. Construction is slated to begin immediately, and it's expected to be fully operational by summer 2021.

Mark Anthony already is building a nearly 1 million-sq.-ft. plant in Glendale, Ariz.

In addition to brewing, warehousing and distribution operations will be located on the South Carolina site. Mark Anthony Brewing provides supply chain management and brewing services for The Mark Anthony Group, which also makes Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Mike’s Harder Lemonade and Cayman Jack Cocktails.

South Carolina Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project and awarded a $4.6 million Set-Aside grant to Richland County for infrastructure improvement. Richland County was also awarded a $1.5 million LocateSC grant to offset costs associated with acquiring and developing property adjacent to the project for the purpose of developing rail-served industrial sites inventory.

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