New brewery now open near Centerville

The Dayton area has added another brewery, this one on the well-traveled strip of Miamisburg-Centerville Road (Ohio 725) between Centerville and the Dayton Mall.

Heavier than Air Brewing Co. — located at 497 Miamisburg-Centerville Road in the Normandy Square Shopping Center — opened on Saturday, Aug. 26. "Wheels Up," the aviation-themed brewery said in its Facebook announcement that it had opened its doors to the public.

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Initially, Heavier Than Air will be serving primarily other local breweries’ offerings as it ramps up its own brewing operations.

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Brewery co-founder Nick Tarkany Sr. said Heavier Than Air’s tap list this week includes one Heavier Than Air beer — an American pale ale — and brews from Dayton Beer Co., Crooked Handle in Springboro, Lucky Star in Miamisburg, Yellow Springs Brewing, Warped Wing in Dayton, and Toxic Brew Co. in Dayton. A selection from Riegele in Dayton’s Sister City of Augsburg, Germany is also on the list.

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The new brewery’s hours are 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. An exterior sign for the brewery is coming soon, Tarkany said.

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Heavier Than Air will have a limited food menu and will encourage customers to order delivery or bring food in, Tarkany said.

Tarkany has been an avid home-brewery for more than a decade. The brewery will be overseen by Tarkany and his brother Chris Tarkany, with an assist from two of Nick’s sons, Ben and Nick Jr.

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For more information or to monitor its progress toward opening, check out the Heavier Than Air Brewing Facebook page.

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