Expansions Slated For Local Breweries, Taprooms and Distilleries
Several local breweries, taprooms and distilleries are in the process of expanding or moving their locations in 2019. Here is what we have to look forward to:
Lead Dog Brewing New Production Facility
In 2018, Lead Dog Brewing added distribution of their beer into Las Vegas and Northern California making it necessary to increase capacity. They announced in November that they will be opening a new production facility at 305 East Glendale in Sparks, just east of S. McCarran Blvd. According to owner Ryan Gaumer, the new facility will house a new 30 barrel brew house; 60 & 120 barrel fermenters and brite tanks. It will also contain the canning line and a taproom which will have 30 – 40 handles. The space is approximately 20,000 sf including office space which is about 2/3 of the size of the Revision Brewing space. They are trying to be open around April 1. “We’ll probably double our production by 2020”, says founder Gaumer. The E 4th Street brewery and taproom will see no changes.
IMBĪB Custom Brews To Open Second Location at Legends
IMBĪB has secured space at Legends Mall with plans to open a 2nd location in Summer of 2019. Owner, Matt Johnson said “we wanted to have a more accessible location than our manufacturing facility and offer something additional for the Sparks craft beer market.” The Sparks taproom will have an indoor and outdoor space with roll-up doors, 18-20 beers on tap and an experimental brewery for small batch fermentation experiments. Crowler and Growler fills will also be available. There will also be a food menu featuring pretzels and personal pizzas.
Branded Hearts Distillery Moving
I was not aware that Branded Hearts Distillery had changed ownership back in mid-2017. Another change is coming as the distillery will relocate to Sutro Street just south of Hug High School. “The new space is about the same size of our existing location but it gets us closer to Reno and Sparks”, says new Co-owner Cory Hauser. They are shooting for early 2019 for opening.
Alibi Ale Works To Open Third Location
Alibi has taken over the space of Hacienda De La Sierra Restaurant after owner Scott Comstock retired after 30 years. The new location will add an expanded beer selection, cocktails, a new food menu, an outdoor patio, a dog & family-friendly atmosphere, live music and events, along with plenty of parking at 931 Tahoe Blvd. The Incline Public House is currently under renovations with an opening planned for Spring 2019.
Revision Brewing Company has a new taproom, upstairs at Pignic Pub
The new space has 8 rotating taps, growler fills and packaged beer to go. A Grand Opening is scheduled for February 2 starting at noon.
The 395 Opening in Golden Valley
When SixFour Growlers closed in Midtown last June, owner, Bret Schaeffer, started making plans for a new location in Golden Valley. The new space will be located in the North Hills Shopping Center (near Raley’s). Renovations are currently underway with an opening planned around February 1.
On top of all of this, we are tracking a couple more brewery openings so stay tuned. We’ll let you know more details when available.
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