Zipline Brewing Co. (, Lincoln’s second-oldest continuously operating brewery, has announced plans to close its original taproom location at 2100 Magnum Circle, which has been open for just over a decade.

However, the reason it’s closing is actually good news. Zipline needs the space to expand its brewing operations.

“We plan to double the brewing capacity by adding a south cellar area with eight new fermentation tanks where the taproom currently resides,” Marcus Powers, Zipline’s cofounder and chief financial officer, said in an email.

Powers said the brewery, which has grown to become the state’s largest by production volume, has been nearing capacity for years now at the facility that’s near the intersection of West O Street and U.S. 77.

The plan is to break ground on the project in mid-summer and complete it in September.

Zipline has a beer hall in the Village Gardens development at 56th Street and Pine Lake Road, and it also has two taproom locations in Omaha, all of which will remain open and operating.

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