In spite of the more than 7500 craft breweries currently online in the US, we continue to receive new announcements almost daily.
And here’s just some of what’s happening around the country
Narragansett Beer Plans For New Home
Narragansett Beer, Rhode Island’s rejuvenated heritage brewery, is closing in on a roughly 1-acre site in Providence for a new experimental brewery that will serve as its permanent home.
Narragansett, which was founded in 1890, produced beer at its Cranston brewery until it went under in the 1980s. The current owners, who bought the name back from Falstaff in 2005, refurbished a mill building in Pawtucket and re-opened a brewery in 2017.
Even after its new brewery opens in 2020, “Narragansett Beer plans to continue brewing many of its core beers at the Guild in Pawtucket” according to the Rhode Island Monthly. “The Providence location will mainly be the brewing site for its boutique beers, like the popular Lovecraft Series.”
New Rural Brewery, Taproom and Restaurant Planned In Virginia
Four Virginia businessmen have joined forces to open Hidden Wit Brewery, Chesterfield’s first rural craft brewery on partially timbered 10.2-acre property far off the beaten path.
In addition to the to the production facility, taproom and restaurant, the four entrepreneurs told the Chesterfield Observer that they intend to grow hops and other plants on site, such as melon and cucumbers, which will be used in brewing.
The new destination brewery, which they hope to have up and running by spring 2020, is envisioned as a family and dog-friendly venue, buffered by trees from the busy four-lane highway, with an attractive outdoor space in a bucolic setting.
Marz Community Brewing Looks North
Marz Community Brewing, a Southside brewery Co-founded by Ed Marszewski, a beloved figure in Chicago’s BridgePort neighborhood “where he operates an art gallery and community space that doubles as a radio station” according to the Chicago Tribune has its sights set north, and one location in particular ,to open a second taproom.
Marszewski hopes to open a 40-seat taproom with a three-barrel brewing system in a historic Logan Square building that has long been home to Margie’s Candies, an iconic confectionary institution in Chicago. But that possibility depends on if he is able to build community support for his project and overturn a moratorium on alcohol sales in that neighborhood.