Expansion at Lompoc Brewing

New Old Lompoc‘s Fifth Quadrant brewhouse  has commissioned a grain silo that will hold 60,000 pounds of its base malt.  What’s unusual about the project is that the silo will be installed on the roof of the company’s Fifth Quadrant brewery.  The silo is being delivered and installed this Wednesday morning, when a large crane will hoist the 30-foot-tall by twelve-foot-diameter silo onto the roof.

The silo has the yellow circular Lompoc logo painted on it, creating a brand for the building as well as a landmark for the N Williams neighborhood.

Installation on the roof is expensive, but the brewery anticipates recouping its cost in three years.  The roof was the only option, as the brewery’s interior lacked the necessary space.  A chute will deliver the malt from the roof directly into the brewhouse.

This is the first of many new developments for Lompoc, which is also installing a new brewhouse in the Fifth Quadrant brewery in early March.  Developed locally by MetalCraft Fabrication, the new 15-bbl brewhouse includes four 30-bbl tanks and will greatly increase the brewery’s capacity.  Lompoc’s Fifth Quadrant brewhouse produced 2,300 bbls in 2010, and anticipates producing 3,000 in 2011.

Lompoc Fifth Quadrant Brewery was established in the North Williams neighborhood in January 2006.  Lompoc has four other pubs in Portland: New Old Lompoc on NW 23rd Ave (which also houses the original Lompoc brewery), Hedge House on SE Division St, Oaks Bottom Public House on SE Bybee Blvd, and Sidebar Tasting Room, also on North Williams Ave.