MillerCoors to open second small Blue Moon brewery in Denver to create and test new recipes

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MillerCoors is building a second small brewery in Denver for its Blue Moon Belgian-style wheat beer.

The company said Monday that the brewery in Denver's River North arts district will develop and test new Blue Moon recipes. It will also have a tasting room and outdoor space for events.

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It's expected to open in 2016. Blue Moon's SandLot brewery inside Coors Field will continue to operate.

MillerCoors says the new facility will brew up to 10,000 barrels a year. Most Blue Moon is produced at the Coors brewery in Golden, west of Denver.

MillerCoors launched Blue Moon in 1995 under brew master Keith Villa.