The taproom boasts a 30-tap line-up including 20 Rivertown beers and 10 offerings from other area breweries. It also serves other local libations, including wine from Valley Vineyards in Morrow and liquor from StillWrights Distillery in Fairborn and Watershed Distillery in Columbus.
Lindsay Roeper, Jason’s wife and the brewery’s “dream facilitator,” said new equipment at the Monroe brewery, including eight new 100-barrel fermenters and two new 200-barrel fermenters, means Rivertown can brew boost production from 15,000 barrels in 2016 to between 30,000 and 40,000 barrels in 2017.
Production should be up and running in Monroe by late February or early March, she said.
The brewery is expected to increase production to as much as 150,000 barrels a year, allowing it to expand its distribution footprint of seven states and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
“Our plan is always to continue to grow,” she said. “In 2017, we do have the plans to enter some additional states, as well, and just continue to grow our business, in general.”
The company plans to keep the Lockland location as a taproom and restaurant, although operations there will shift to creating small test batches of experimental brews instead of Rivertown’s main products.
Guests eat and drink during a sneak preview event Jan. 18 for Rivertown Brewing Company in Monroe. The new brewery opens to the public Friday, Jan. 20. E.L. HUBBARD/CONTRIBUTED
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