Warped Wing Brewing Co., a Dayton, Ohio based brewery, announces its official opening of The Warped Wing Barrel Room & Smokery. The unique barrel-aged facility, taproom, eatery and test pilot brewery is located at the new Wright Station development, in the heart of downtown Springboro, Ohio.
The 20,000 square foot facility boasts a large taproom with outdoor biergarten and a flexible event space. The remaining facility will accommodate up to 400+ aging barrels along with a small-scale brewery and distribution hub.
Warped Wing will provide a one-of-a-kind experience for patrons. Special customer programs are being developed such as a Barrel Club Reserve membership, which will allow members to get up-close, hands-on tour experiences, exclusive tastings and first offering purchases of extremely limited bottles.
Warped Wing has won accolades for a series of their barrel-aged products such as “Whiskey Rebellion”. They continue to develop many other brands within their traditional beer and barrel-aged portfolio.
“Our barrel-aging program has propelled us into an interesting place” said Nick Bowman, co-founder and VP of Sales and Marketing. “My partner, Co-founder and Brewmaster John Haggerty has a wealth of knowledge and experience with brewing and barrel aging. He pushes the creativity of recipe development to another level. Barrel aging is an intimate and patient process. A lot of our beers rest in wood for up to a year or longer. We are excited to share this process and experience with our customers. The Barrel Room & Smokery will take beer to a new level and will change the way people perceive and interact with beer. That is what I’m most excited about.”
“The pilot brewing system will give us endless opportunities to experiment with new beer styles and flavor profiles” said Bowman.
The new facility will not only offer bottled and draft barrel-aged beers but also a staple of its flagship beers such as IPA’s, stouts, lagers and other styles. There will also be an extensive bottle collection for patrons to choose from which will be available to drink on premise or purchased to go.
The Smokery, run by Culinary Director Erin O ‘Neill, will bring an innovative, eclectic menu to complement the robust beer selection. There will be a major focus on smoked meat/food items and many of the dishes will feature Warped Wing beers as ingredients. Other libations available will be hard cider, wine as well as a limited spirits menu focused on specialty cocktails and house made craft sodas.