D.C.-area Saints Row Brewing to open later this month
Transwestern recently announced it was representing local brewery startup Saints Row Brewing in the lease for its first retail store and tasting room, a 3,000-square-foot flex space at 1211-1213 Taft St. in Rockville, Md. Transwestern Senior Vice President Ethan Bernardi and Vice President Nathan Bortnick represented Saints Row in the transaction.
Saints Row Brewing, which plans to open later this month, will offer three traditional beers and three seasonal beers. The company is a family-owned business started by Rockville native Tony Prebula, who began homebrewing as a hobby in 2010. He then attended brewing school and worked for two years as a head brewer at a Baltimore brewery.
“I’m excited to be doing what I love and investing in the city I love and grew up in with my wife and daughter by my side,” said Prebula. “We hope Saints Row can be a catalyst for all our friends and neighbors to rediscover everything our community has to offer. We’re planning collaborations with other local businesses to celebrate who we are and build up Rockville from the inside out.”
Saints Row plans to host cross-promotional events with other local businesses and is currently planning an event with Rockville-based Mayorga Organics, which produces artisanal organic coffee and other foods responsibly sourced from Latin America.
“As a fellow Montgomery County native, I was very excited to help Tony find a space for Saints Row,” said Bortnick. “This location offers easy accessibility, good visibility and sufficient space for both brewing equipment and a tasting room.”
Prebula credits the Rockville city government in helping him open Saints Row. The city, which recently relaxed its liquor laws, does not yet provide brewery zoning but allowed Saints Row to open its location as flex/industrial zoning.
There’s a new beer in Towne! In other words: Towne Park Brew opens in Anaheim this weekend
Towne Park Brew recently announced the opening of their first flagship brewery in Anaheim, coming September 2017. The brewery is one of the largest and most notable craft brewery’s in the area with an impressive 20,000-square foot, 30-barrel brewhouse, catering to the community of like-minded, quality craft-beer enthusiasts and social explorers.
Situated next to the train tracks in the heart of “upTOWNE” Anaheim, the brewery is a welcoming indoor and outdoor setting, housing Towne Park’s barrels and tasting room, a private event space, as well as kegging, canning and bottling line operation. When the industrial doors are rolled up, hops and good times fill the old train station-inspired tap room, serving as the perfect location for brewery tours, community events, and private parties.
Towne Park Brew was founded by Brett Lawrence, an Orange County native and entrepreneur, who started Towne Park from nothing but a home brew kit and a passion for a good, cold beer. During the last four years, Towne Park Brew focused on perfecting the recipes based on feedback from family and friends, who had experienced the early brew at Rancho Las Lomas, a Lawrence Family event property. Inspired by the pioneering spirit of his family and his love for a quality, drinkable beer, Lawrence wanted Towne Park to be something more than just another start-up craft beer. With the help of an incredible team, he set out to build a brewery from the ground up. Lawrence recruited Jeremy Mayo, a seasoned brewer and craft beer expert, to ensure that Towne Park’s beer is not only flavorful and unique, but exceptional in taste and enjoyed by both beer savants and those in search of something new.
With Brett’s vision and Jeremy’s expertise, Towne Park is proud to publicly unveil their take on six of the most iconic beers. Towne Park aims to be recognized for the bold flavors that craft beer is proud to represent; without the heaviness that consumers have grown to accept. The brewery will debut something for every beer-drinker’s palate: an American Lager, an India Pale Ale, a White Ale, a Pale Ale, an Amber Ale and a smooth Blonde Ale – derived from the original Blonde Ale that Lawrence home-brewed back in 2013. The new Towne Park brewing facility is equipped to produce about 20,000 barrels annually.
The entire portfolio of Towne Park cans, bottles and kegs will be available this fall throughout Southern California. The Towne Park brewery will also keep 10 additional and exclusive styles on draft rotation in the tap room for the thirsty enthusiast. The Towne Park Tap Room will officially open to the public the weekend of September 22 (that’s this weekend folks).