The Monroe facility will host the the bulk of Rivertown’s production for distribution to seven states including Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Florida and Georgia. It also will host the company’s sour beer program, laboratory, business offices, 30-tap bar and restaurant with a 24-tap patio and two acre beer garden.
Rivertown Brewing Co. was founded in 2009 by Jason Roeper and his former partner. During its first year of production, the company produced approximately 1,200 barrels of beer. Since that time, Roeper has become sole proprietor of Rivertown, which produces nearly 15,000 barrels of beer annually with nearly 30,000 projected to be produced this year.
Rivertown announced plans to build the new $2.7 million facility in November 2015.
The bulk of Rivertown’s brewing is set to shift to the new facility starting in March, Hofrichter said. The Lockland location’s taproom and food space will remain open, Roeper said.
"The Monroe facility is truly the realization of Rivertown's dream," Hofrichter previously told this news outlet. "In this new production, taproom, restaurant and patio space, we will have the capability to grow our production well beyond 150,000 barrels a year, allowing us to better serve the seven states we are currently distributed in and look to future growth."
Rivertown opened its Lockland taproom in 2012 and spent the last few years growing — and eventually outgrowing — its barrel house, home of Rivertown’s in-house barbecue restaurant, taproom and arcade.
The company has dubbed the grand opening its “Dream Big, Dream Beer” moment and plans to include some fun activities and social media activities centered around the new Monroe mantra.
“’Dream Big, Dream Beer’ is about not only dreaming big but manifesting the belief that anything is possible and making it happen.“ Roeper said. “It’s all about hard work, purpose, excellence and tenacity.”
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