After over a year in the works and going through a name change, the Seventh Son Brewing Company officially opened their doors for the first time last weekend for a soft launch party. The new business boasts 4,500 square feet of rentable event and entertainment space divided into two indoor areas and a beer garden patio out back.
“We’re not sure how much we’ll be open as a regular venue,” said co-owner Collin Castore. ”But at first we need to get people in here to see the space.”
Last weekend’s launch party included food trucks parked out front and a full bar featuring other local brews on draft such as Weasel Boy, Elevator, Four String and CBC.
“The party went very smoothly,” said Seventh Son co-owner Jen Burton. “There was a great vibe and people loved both Swoop and That Food Truck.”
The only component missing is Seventh Son’s own beer, which will begin production sometime in the coming weeks as the last of their equipment is installed and connected.
“It was supposed to be finished last week, then it was supposed to be this week, and now it might be next week,” explained Castore of the delays. “But we’re almost there.”
Once up and running, Seventh Son’s equipment has the capacity to produce 30 kegs of beer at a time, and they are hoping to produce between 2,000 to 4,000 kegs in their first year of operation.
“We also have a little bottling machine,” said Castore. “We’ll start bottling for retail sales once we have our recipes where we want them to be and producing consistently.”
In the meantime, Seventh Son will continue to host visitors interested in their new space (and interested in food trucks) this Thursday from 6pm to Midnight as well as Friday and Saturday from 6pm to 2am.
“We still don’t have our sign out front yet,” said Castore. “So it feels a bit like a speakeasy right now.”
The Seventh Son Brewing Co. is located at 1101 North Fourth Street in Italian Village. More information can be found online at www.seventhsonbrewing.com.