Warped Wing Brewing Co., headquartered in downtown Dayton, Ohio, recently announced plans for a new brewery and taproom location in Mason, Ohio, at 5650 Tylersville Road (at the corner of 42 and Tylersville Road). Warped Wing Mason is planning to open in fall 2021. The 13,000-sq-ft facility will boast a large taproom with outdoor biergarten, small pilot brewing system and eventually a flexible event space. Initially, there will be a focus on opening the main dining area and patio space, with expanded seating and private rental options to be developed at a later time.
“This new site has a rich history in the Mason community and the building itself has such a unique story. We want to pay homage to that history while bringing some new life to the space,” said Nick Bowman, cofounder and VP of sales and ,marketing. “We are excited to join the Mason community and be part of its growing brewery scene.”
“Our plan is to put a small pilot brewing system into the Rathskeller [basement] of the building. The size is TBD as we have not yet finished contracting it. I believe we are going to focus on making high gravity or stronger beers on it, allowing us to focus on other styles at the Springboro plant,” said John Haggerty, cofounder and brewmaster. “Having said that, there really are no rules and we will make what makes sense at the time at either location. In the end, it just gives us that much more flexibility in what we do on the pilot systems.”
The new facility will not only feature a small pilot brewing system, beers on tap, six-pack cans and bottles to go but will also offer a full service dining experience similar to that of the Warped Wing Barrel Room & Smokery located in Springboro, Ohio.
“Our food program getting started will focus on smoked meats. We do traditional BBQ with classic house made sides inspired by BBQ all over the country but we are not just a BBQ place as we are constantly experimenting with other ways to use smoked meats in non-tradition always, from tacos to poutine. We have a focus on scratch-made sides and the highest quality ingredients,” said Erin O’Neill, culinary director and general manager of retail operations.
O’Neill adds, “One of my favorite things about our culinary program is how each location takes on its own personality over time and we get to express that personality through our food specials and seasonal menu changes. From our signature bison bacon burger and our smoked wings, to our unique appetizers, sandwiches, salads, and tacos, we truly feel we have something for everyone.”’
With a unique focus on smoked and beer-infused foods, the new taproom will bring an exciting menu to complement Warped Wing’s robust beer selection. Other libations available in the taproom will include hard cider, wine, and a spirits menu with a focus on specialty cocktails, as well as non-alcoholic options like mocktails and house-made sodas.
Warped Wing is now in the process of posting and interviewing for positions at the new Warped Wing Mason location. Please visit warpedwing.com/careers for more information.