The Dayton Beer Company will open its Downtown Dayton Production Facility and Beer Hall today, April 23rd at 2pm . This will be the second location for the company, whose Kettering, OH tap room opened in 2012. “We couldn’t be happier that we are finally opening in the heart of downtown,” said Peter Hilgeman, Operating Manager and Brewmaster, a 2005 Alter High School graduate who holds a marketing and international business degree from the University of Cincinnati.. “It’s been a long process and we are excited to get open and share our new space with everyone!”
Opening weekend highlights will include live entertainment, multiple food trucks, giveaways and several other surprises to be revealed as the weekend unfolds. The Beer Hall will feature a heavy rotation of food trucks in their parking lot.
Hours & Foodtrucks for the opening weekend are:
Thurs 2 -10pm Harvest Mobile Cuisine and Empanadas Aqui
Fri 2pm – 12am PA’s Pork and McNasty’s
Sat 12pm – 12am Smokin BeeBeeQ, LaPampa Grill, and Wicked Wich
Sun 12pm – 8pm Ramen Rickshaw
The new facility will allow the brewery to increase production capacity, warranted by the demand for its beer in Dayton as well as to expand distribution throughout Mid and Southwest Ohio. The 8,000 sq. foot space, located in the former Weiler Welding building at 41 Madison Street, features state-of-the-art equipment including a canning line and a 15 barrel steam brew house, which together offer an initial brewing capacity of 3,000 bbls annually, with opportunity to scale up to 6,500 bbls. Hilgeman says,“Not only are we able to increase our capacity but soon we will also be able to offer bottles and cans. These are projects that we have wanted to do, but just didn’t have the room in our original space.” In addition, the new brewery features 5,000 sq. feet of space for patrons, including areas available for private events. The 36 taps will feature Ohio craft beers.
Founded in 2010, the award- winning Dayton Beer Company believes in continuing the city’s rich history as a place where innovation is born with its unique but accessible brews. Small
batch, handcrafted beer embodies its vision of how beer should taste. The Dayton Beer Company will continue to operate its Kettering Tap Room at 912 E. Dorothy Lane 45419 (though it will be closed this week- as all hands are on deck to get the new place open). And Hildeman says they will keep their tradition of $10 growler and $5 howler fills on Wed nights.
Awards Dayton Beer Co has won:
Best of Craft Beer Awards 2015 Gold Medalist:The Java Man Cometh
Best of Craft Beer Awards 2014 Gold Medalist: Mad River Milk Stout.
Alltech Commonwealth Cup 2014 Silver Medal Winners: Batch #100, Batch #300, Riverside Rye IPA, Wandering Second Black IPA, Savannah Sour, Bretta Recognize.
Alltech Commonwealth Cup 2014 Bronze Medal Winners: Patterson Pale Ale, Merseyside Barleywine.
2014 US Open Beer Championships Silver Medal Winner: Batch #300 in the Out of Bounds IPA Category.
For more information on the Dayton Beer Company, please visit www.thedaytonbeerco.com