Fresh off the heels of their 300th batch of beer and three medal wins (two golds and a bronze) at the Ohio Craft Brewers Cup, Ill Mannered Brewing Co. is set to open its new facility in Powell, Ohio, this week. The official opening and ribbon cutting ceremony is being held today at 4 p.m. and is immediately followed by the tapping of Tart Red Cherry Pseudo Insubordination Berliner Weisse aged in an Oak & Brazen Syrah Wine Barrel.
Ill Mannered’s new facility sounds awesome, featuring a 1,500-sq-ft taproom and 1,400-sq-ft patio with seating for 100, 20 taps, a fire pit, a small food service operation, plenty of TVs, a roll-up glass garage door and drive-up food truck parking. Additionally, the brewing operations will move into the back half of the building with added capacity and plenty of room to grow.
What became of the brewery’s prior space? The Ill Mannered team has learned the lesson of not having enough square footage and plans to hang onto it with an eye toward a private event and barrel-aging space. Customers had one last chance on Sunday to have a beer in the old space during a taproom shutdown event affectionately titled “Last Call at the Strip Mall.”
“We’ve been pushing hard to get our new facility open and to deliver a top-notch customer experience while keeping our neighborhood brewery feel. We’ve built our brand around quality, fresh, local beer, an intimate taproom and making our guests feel welcome. Carrying that same experience to the new facility while providing more options and space is truly exciting,” Ill Mannered Chief Mad Man and Head Brewer Tom Ayers said.
In addition to the opening of the new facility, the brewery is nearing its three-year anniversary and will also be hosting a Three Year Anniversary Party and official Grand Opening celebration on August 18 featuring The Pit BBQ, a bottle release, a yet to be named Brut IPA and Subterfuge Russian Imperial Stout.
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In addition to old favorites like Powell! Right in the Kisser IPA and Ill Manna Slamma Blonde Ale, the brewery will also have new favorites such as Participation Trophy New England Style IPA and Too LeWit to Quit Witbier. The brewery plans to feature not only its own beer but guest drafts from local breweries, cider, wine, spirits and cold brew coffee.