The industrial style tasting room, which will seat about 80, will be open from noon to 10pm this Saturday and Sunday noon to 6pm. Guests can sample the various beer offerings from Warped Wing while appreciating views of the downtown skyline or the cathedral of stainless steel. If you are on-the-go, they will sell growlers, package beer and kegs to share with friends off-site. They will also offer a rotating food menu from our tavern and restaurant friends in and around the Oregon District. Warped Wing is working closely with those establishments to select food items that will pair well with there beer offerings.
Tasting hours will be:
Wed thru Fri 4-10pm, Sat 12-10pm and Sun 12-6pm.
The new brewery is located at 26 Wyandot Street, former site of the Buckeye Brass & Iron Foundry, circa 1911. Warped Wing will brew and distribute its draught and canned beers to restaurants, taverns, and retailers throughout Dayton and surrounding markets.
Brewmaster John Haggerty, who was the Head Brewer of New Holland, brings two decades of commercial brewing expertise to WWBC. His career in brewing has spanned small and large breweries in the U.S. Haggerty states “As far as brewing philosophy goes we are essentially going to make well-balanced beers that show off the various ingredients when appropriate (i.e. hoppy when it is supposed to be hoppy and malty when it is supposed to be malty, etc., etc.) Additionally, we will follow sound production theory but will take liberties and break rules regarding process and recipe formulation when it makes sense and is appropriate to do so.”
Co-owner Joe Waizmann, best know for his annual AleFest, says their strategy from the beginning has been “all-in.” Warped Wing has already installed a canning line and will release their first production beer in a 4-pack of 16-oz cans. According to Waizmann, “the cans are a nod to the Dayton-invented pop-top cans as well as a way for their smaller customers with limited draught space to be able to deliver a true pint experience to their customers. Given all of the benefits that canning brings to the beer experience this one makes all kinds of sense.”
The company is operated by co-founders Joe Waizmann, John Haggerty, Nick Bowman and Mike Stover, pictured left to right here. “Our passion for craft beer coupled with our extensive industry experience will bring a unique approach to the local beer scene,” the co-founders said in a release. “We also share enthusiasm for local community development and are committed to bringing back well-crafted beers that Daytonians and Ohioans can embrace.”
Cheers to the 8th local brewery to call the Dayton region home!