Stone Brewing, an American establishment, is planning to increase its production capacity, with the establishment of a new production brewery and expansive destination restaurant in Berlin, Germany.

To be located in a gasworks complex in Marienpark Berlin, the proposed brewery will see an initial investment of around $25m which will be used in its development.

The new property will house a 43,000ft³ hall featuring a custom-built, stainless steel brewhouse, an eclectic farm-to-table restaurant, and retail store featuring specialty Stone beers and merchandise.

A 20,775ft² building will house brewing operations and house fermenters, bright tanks, and packaging equipment and materials.

The facility will pack and distribute Stone Brewing’s year-round as well as special-release signature ales throughout Europe.

Stone Brewing CEO and co-founder Greg Koch said: "It has been a long time coming and I couldn’t be more proud to say that we are finally on our way to being the first American craft brewer to own and operate our own brewery in Europe.

"Once open, we will bring Germany and the rest of Europe a taste of our craft beer vision, and look forward to sharing the unique beers that we have spent the last 18 years brewing."

Stone president and co-founder Steve Wagner said: "Stone’s future European home will serve as the company’s international hub; a central location promoting goodwill and quality craft beer spanning the globe."

Image: Stone Brewing Co. – Berlin (C) Marienpark Berlin. Photo: courtesy of Marketwire / Stone Brewing Co.