In spite of the more than 7,500 craft breweries currently online in the US, we continue to receive new announcements almost daily.
And here’s just some of what’s been happening…
Kings Road Brewing Gets New Diggs in New Jersey
For two years Haddonfield, New Jersey’s King’s Road Brewing Company has been located in an historic tavern site that dates back to 1777. But the brewery quickly outgrew that origional space and is moving this week to a much larger venue several storefronts down…
King’s Road Brewing’s new “2,200 square-foot tasting room includes a large three-sided bar, beer garden-style space with a view of the brewing process, expanded retail area, large windows and the original King’s Road’s original mural which was moved panel-by-panel to its new home” according to the Courier Post.
King’s Road’s old location housed a three-barrel brewhouse with three-barrel fermenters. But it’s new new brewery boasts a seven-barrel brewhouse with 15-barrel fermenters as well as a large basement that will allow brewers the necessary room to grow its barrel-aging program.
Copper Hop Brewing To Open before Christmas
The newest addition to St Clair Shores, Michigan’s growing craft beer scene, Copper Hop Brewing is planning a pre-Christmas opening for its new operation.
Ryan Balicki and his business partners Jeremy Lewis and Shaun Koltuniak began brewing beer for the location this past weekend according to Crain’s Detroit Business and “are overseeing the final touches on a $250,000 build-out of the 4,800-square-foot space”
The soon-to-open microbrewery will operate a five-barrel system capable of cranking out 75,000 beers annually. Copper Hop’s smartly designed 80-seat interior space is outfitted with reclaimed Canadian barn wood with comfortable copper touches and features garage doors will open to an outdoor patio when weather permits (which we’re assuming won’t be till spring when Lake Michigan thaws out).
Copper Hop will likely open with eight beers and two hard ciders on tap and aims to expand to 14 total taps.