The History of Eddyline
HOME BREW TO SOCORRO SPRINGS BREWING COMPANY
Rewind to 1997. Mic Heynekamp, a recent college grad, decided moving to Houston to work as a geologist might not be his dream. He and his wife Molley realized that the key to living an adventurous mountain lifestyle was to transform their home brewing hobby into a business. In 1999 they found the open door they needed to launch Socorro Springs Brewing Co. in Socorro, New Mexico.
16 OZ 6 PACKS! EDDYLINE, THE EARLY DAYS
In 2009, Eddyline opened its first location in the South Main neighborhood in Buena Vista, CO. In those days, canned craft beer created a huge opportunity for growth. The Southmain location was too small to keep up with production, so they opened a second location in 2011.
The Flagship CrankYanker IPA was packaged and sold in 16 oz 6 packs, the first for craft beer in Colorado!
From 2011 to 2014 Eddyline saw great success and growth from 500 to 3,000 barrels and quickly found the need for a much larger facility. In 2014 Eddyline commissioned a state-of-the-art 30bbl Newlands System Brew house, Alfa Laval Centrifuge, and a CFT 12 head rotary counter-pressure canning line. Production peaked in 2018 with Eddyline producing 15,000 barrels.
HANDING OVER THE REIGNS AND NEW ZEALAND EXPANSION
In 2016, Mic and Molley continued to chase their dreams and opened up a taproom and brewery in Nelson, NZ. Recently, they have opened up a full production facility canning 550 mL cans.
In 2018, founder and CEO Brian England along with Melissa Ridlon, CFO, purchased Eddyline US from the Heynekamps. They continue to build on the foundations of the last decade and half and are currently working on expanding product lines to include non-alcoholic beers and hop teas.