The company behind the popular Rockstar energy drinks is coming to Flint with a big new beer.
The company announced Tuesday it is joining Flint Water and Power in the purchase of a 40-acre facility at a site in Flint that’s near the intersection of East and West Michigan Avenues.
The site, in addition to being home to a local restaurant, will provide about 20,000 square feet of floor space, about 200 of which will be used to build a brewery, according to a press release.
The new brewery is expected to open later this year and will be a joint venture between Rockstar, the Flint-based developer, and the Flint Water & Power Board of Directors, the water utility.
Rockstar was a co-sponsor of Flint’s $2.9 billion bond measure.
RockStar is also working with Flint’s water utility, Flint Water, to get Flint customers back on their taps in 2018.
Rockstars chief executive officer, Adam Rosenfeld, told the Detroit News the Flint purchase “makes us a strategic partner for the long-term success of our business.”
Flint’s new brewery will have a production capacity of 2,500 barrels a day and will brew up to 70 beers per day.
Rockstar will serve up Rockstar brand beers in the facility, which will have production capacity for about 20 brews per day and a distribution network of more than 5,000 retail locations, according a press statement.
The company has also partnered with Flint Mayor Karen Weaver’s office to get a $25 million grant to help pay for the construction of a new water treatment plant at the site.
Rockers beer and soda offerings will be available to customers in the new facility.