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First Look: Wolf’s Ridge Brewing’s Event Space The Hickory Room

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Events have found their own dedicated space at Wolf’s Ridge Brewing. The Hickory Room is now open at 215 N. Fourth St. Sharing the building with the dining room and taproom, Wolf’s Ridge now occupies the entire 17,000 square feet of its Downtown address.

Wolf’s Ridge Co-Owner Bob Szuter says they’ll have more flexibility in hosting events by taking them out of the taproom and giving them their own facility. (And fewer disappointed bar patrons when the taproom is closed for private gatherings.) The types of events will vary, from rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions, to ample opportunity for corporate events with their Downtown location and proximity to the Convention Center.

“We also want to get creative and use this space for events we want to foster,” says Marketing & Event Coordinator Jenny Hauck.

Beer dinners are on the agenda. The public can also get a peek at the Hickory Room with an Oktoberfest Celebration on September 1, featuring a lineup of all-German beers and German-inspired eats.

The Hickory Room seats 72, but tables can be swapped in for high tops to increase capacity. Szuter says the kitchen can turn out plated dinners consistent with the offerings in the dinning room, or small bites more akin to what’s available in the taproom but in a more sophisticated setting. A menu of 10 cocktails and a rotating selection of 20 taps round out the space’s food and drink offerings.

The aesthetic of wood floors, painted brick and flooding natural light carries over to the Hickory Room, which is part of a newly renovated 3,700 square feet on the north side of the building. The renovation includes another kitchen dedicated to the event space, plus storage that optimizes operations across the building.

The space gets it name from the street it corners and the Hickory wood accents throughout, from the wall to the 8-foot long tables designed by Shane Bonnette of Central Scenic. Meyers + Associates worked on the design of the space, which also features branded chandeliers from Steve Bush of smART Works, with Compton Construction responsible for the build out.

For more information, visit wolfsridgebrewing.com

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