New Belgium Coming to Brussels on the Schuylkill?

Jack Curtin caught this news yesterday from Craft Business Daily. New Belgium Brewing out of Fort Collins, Colorado is looking for an East Coast brewery to facilitate its eastern expansion. According to the note in CBD, the third largest craft brewer in the United States is between Asheville, North Carolina and Philadelphia. A decision is expected in early 2012.

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We all know that New Belgium is coming to Philly sooner or later … [Liquid Diet]
New Belgium Brewery [Official Site]

Update: via Jack Curtin, The Coloradoan updates the story with why Philadelphia is on the short list.

Philadelphia made the cut based on its ideal position along the coast for distribution, said Simpson, who noted it would be a good fit because there are some world-class Belgium beer bars in Philadelphia.