US-based Live Oak Brewing has broken ground on a new brewery, which is located in Austin, Texas. The new brewery will boost the company’s production capacity.

The brewery will comprise a custom German-built brewhouse, millroom, lab, cold storage and distribution facilities, reported Brewbound.

The construction of the facility is supported by Commerce National Bank, Capital CDC, Structura General Contractors, Big Red Dog, OPA Design and American Realty.

Live Oak Brewing owner Chip McElroy said: "We want to make this a destination for natives and visitors alike, especially since it is so close to the airport.

"It will be the perfect place for tourists to start off and end their visit to Austin – observing native Austinites in their natural habitat – under shade, next to water, with a beer in their hand."

In the preparation of beers, the company uses decoction mash, open fermentation, and secondary lagering.

Live Oak also plans to widen its product presence to grocery, convenience and package stores in the fourth quarter of 2015. As part of this strategy, it plans to add a new canning line.

Live Oak Brewing currently offers 16 beers across the greater Houston area and self-distributes throughout Austin, Central Texas, San Antonio and the DFW area.