West Philadelphia's Dock Street Brewery plans to ramp up production as it prepares to open an annex to its existing location next month with space for a canning line and more drinking room.

The business has been converting a 1,200-square-foot garage next to its 701 S. 50th St. brew pub into what it's calling the Dock Street Cannery and Tasting Room, it said in a release. Dock Street plans to boost production by as much as 75 percent to serve canned-beer customers and visitors to the new tasting room, which will be open Thursdays through Saturdays, spokeswoman Renata Certo-Ware said in an email Wednesday.

Core brews such as Dock Street's Golden IPA will be canned in large quantities, with as few as 40 cases produced of some limited-edition beers, she said. Cans can be purchased on site and at "select" distributors, the company said.

The Dock Street annex is being built in a property that was acquired for $160,000 in December by an affiliate of the owner of the brewery's current space, according to records filed with the city.