Manley said operations at the Port of Charleston proved ideal for the task. He said the company did not consider using another port.
"This happens to be a convenient port for awkwardly-shaped things coming off trucks. So big round cylinders of stainless steel, this is the ideal port for that," he said.
The first will begin making their way to the Asheville area by truck later this week.
Sierra Nevada announced last year it is building a new brewery in Mills River, about 12 miles south of Asheville. Manley said the company wanted to provide fresher beer to meet growing East Coast demand.
"It was a long search for us. We wanted to put a brewery east of the Mississippi River," he said.
The North Carolina brewery will begin brewing later this year. The brewery will open for tours next year, Manley said.
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