Reports of new breweries, rumors of proposed breweries?

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by beergurujr, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. beergurujr

    beergurujr Oct 27, 2003 Illinois

    Anyone care to chime in?
  2. caboose9

    caboose9 Oct 6, 2006 Ohio


    There are at least 5 hopefuls in WV attempting to join the current 6 active breweries, but I doubt that any of them will open this year.

    For Ohio, there are at least 18 claiming to be working toward opening, about 15 of these appear to be serious, and perhaps 6 could open before the end of the year.

    In Colorado there 60 some breweries in the "planning stage".

    May your beers be hoppy, Roger, hophead, who had an IPA in Morgantown, Davis, & Thomas yesterday
  3. Treebs

    Treebs Apr 18, 2011 Illinois

  4. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    The Michigan Beer Guide lists 23 for Michigan in the planning stage.

    There are 1303 in the planning stage nation wide according to the Brewers Association.
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  5. Mandark

    Mandark Apr 8, 2008 Illinois
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    There was made mention of a brewery possibly opening in Huntley, IL some time ago, but I haven't seen anything further on that. Anyone heard any more information?
  6. BB1313

    BB1313 Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

  7. Jose2412

    Jose2412 Feb 25, 2012 Michigan

  8. bookerandy

    bookerandy May 6, 2012 Indiana
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    Here in Evansville, Indiana next month will be the much anticipated opening of Tin Man Brewing Co. VERY good stuff!
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  9. jampics2

    jampics2 Dec 19, 2008 Ohio
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    Sorry, not a separate brewery IMO, it's the R&D system for Market Garden in a separate venue and the McDonald's of Cleveland beer, Sam McNulty, is using it to pad his BS claim that Ohio City is somehow becoming a destination (because of him, of course). Not to mention they've only had 2 of their own beers in the 2/3 weeks since opening! It's a bike shop/tap room as far as I'm concerned, not that there's anything wrong with that, but let's be real.
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  10. BB1313

    BB1313 Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

    edit, meant to reply
  11. BB1313

    BB1313 Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

    To be honest, I haven't even been there yet. I planned on stopping there in the next month. I get what you're saying though, maybe it's not what I was picturing. I've been to The BottleHouse and it seemed pretty cool.
  12. steveh

    steveh Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

  13. jampics2

    jampics2 Dec 19, 2008 Ohio
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    Cool, BottleHouse is a great venue with a nice neighborhood vibe for sure, beers are coming along but aren't quite there yet.

    As for Nano, decide for yourself (of course) but I think it's a gimmick. Really cool space, though!
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  14. caboose9

    caboose9 Oct 6, 2006 Ohio

    Where is this located? There's a Rustic Road B.C. in Kenosha, WI, perhaps that's it?
  15. crossovert

    crossovert Mar 29, 2009 Illinois

    that is rustic road
  16. steveh

    steveh Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    What he said.

    (and doesn't it say that when you click the link?)
  17. Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Jul 24, 2008 Wisconsin

    American Sky in Hudson, WI
  18. crossovert

    crossovert Mar 29, 2009 Illinois

    And Light the Lamp should be opening within the next couple of months. More information to come.
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  19. yock

    yock Jun 22, 2005 Indiana

    Check out:
    Everything you want to know about new, already opened, and proposed breweries in the works.
  20. Queno

    Queno Jun 6, 2010 Wisconsin
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    Karbon4... to take over Ale Asylum's old digs, keep an eye out. Should have about 5 lines ready to go 11/1/12, will be distributing bottles throughout Wisco too.
  21. grantcty

    grantcty Feb 17, 2008 Minnesota

    Is there a website for the new brewery?
  22. emerge077

    emerge077 Apr 16, 2005 Illinois

    Excel Brewing Company in Breese, IL any day now...
  23. cates1tg

    cates1tg Jul 18, 2010 Michigan

    These are all Grand Rapids area Breweries.
    • Perrin Brewing Company: Comstock, Park MI- Just opened last Friday and definitely worth a visit if you live in the area
    • Rockford Brewing Company: Rockford, MI- Should open in a couple months
    • Grand Rapids Brewing Compnay: Grand Rapids, MI-Should open in a couple months
    • Elk Brewing Comany: Grand Rapids, MI-They've been saying a couple months for about a year now so who knows.
    • There's a Co-Op brewery trying to start up too but I don't think they are super far in the process. If you're interested in reading more about it though, it's called High Five Brewery Co-Op.
  24. Queno

    Queno Jun 6, 2010 Wisconsin
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    Not yet.

  25. Itoclown

    Itoclown Jun 19, 2008 Michigan
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    I believe Mitten Brewery in GR as well.
  26. sarcastro

    sarcastro Sep 20, 2006 Michigan
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    That is a cool website.

    I wonder what the deal is with this one. It is in the middle of the neighborhood.

    Pleasant Ridge Helmar Brewing
    87 Oakdale Boulevard
    Pleasant Ridge MI 48069
    Telephone: +1 248-882-0834
    Brewer: Michigan Brewing, Webberville MI
  27. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    Was that one of the contract labels that MBC had? Might explain all of the caps with baseball players on them that came form the MBC bankruptcy.
  28. OldStyleCubFan

    OldStyleCubFan Jun 2, 2005 North Carolina
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  29. beergurujr

    beergurujr Oct 27, 2003 Illinois

    Not really a brand new brewery, Small Town Brewery kegs are getting around. Binny's in Algonquin is stocking some.
  30. TMoney2591

    TMoney2591 Apr 21, 2009 Illinois

    Way to show my man Tim some love, Jim! Hopefully LZ figures things out and gets some in before I have to do it myself...
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  31. cates1tg

    cates1tg Jul 18, 2010 Michigan

    you sir, are correct. I hadn't heard of this one but I'll need to check it out. thanks for the heads up
  32. psykosis

    psykosis May 21, 2009 Indiana
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  33. BeaBeerWife

    BeaBeerWife Dec 23, 2007 Michigan

    Yup - Rockford Brewing Company is NOW open. I guess the Grand Opening is tomorrow ?
  34. Tee2Grn

    Tee2Grn Nov 6, 2012 Michigan
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    Brewery Becker is under construction in Brighton,MI. It was supposed to open this fall but hasn't. Based on the age if the historic building it is going in I would guess they have had some construction issues.
  35. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

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