Oregon-based Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) has partnered with Blues City Brewery of Memphis, Tennessee to expand its production capacity by 100,000 barrels annually.

Under the multi-year deal, CBA will reside in Memphis to oversee all aspects of the brewing operations, including production and quality assurance.

The brewery will invest in City Brewery to update its brewing equipment, enhance its storage capabilities and ensure that its operational processes meet their needs.

CBA brewery operations vice president Scott Mennen was quoted by Brewbound as saying that this partnership will allow them to support growth in the Southeast and Midwest in 2014 and the years to come.

"Having an additional brewery in our brewing footprint, from a supply chain standpoint, allows us to get our beer more efficiently and effectively to the areas where we are seeing the most growth," Mennen added.

The combined entity will roll out the first two brands – Kona Longboard Lager and Redhook Longhammer IPA – in the city from June 2014, which will be followed by Kona Big Wave Golden Ale and Redhook Audible Ale.

Mennen said they have been working with them for several months now, trying to understand everything in the brewery.

"As we continue to grow and develop the partnership, we will continue to look at what other brands will fit into the brewery footprint and make sense in Memphis," Mennen added.