Abita Brewing Co. hopes to break ground this summer on a $12 project to expand its brewery office space and double the capacity of its brew house.

Troy Ashley, the brewery's chief financial officer, tells New Orleans CityBusiness that plans call for a new 11,200-square-foot brew house and a 5,800-square-foot expansion to its visitor center and offices in St. Tammany Parish.

Ashley said Abita has reached capacity within its existing 100-barrel facility. The expansion will add an additional 200 barrels of capacity, along with new cellar space with room for a dozen 800-barrel tanks.