There’s plenty of talk about new breweries opening in Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton this year. But there’s also one off the beaten path -- at least off the urban path -- planned in northwest Ohio.
John Trippy, a retired oral surgeon, is transforming a former Baptist church on West Butler Street in Bryan into a brew-on-premise operation and brewpub similar to The Brew Kettle in Strongsville. The Bryan Brewing Co. is still a ways off from opening.
“We’re looking at four to six months probably,” Trippy said. “We’re not in any rush at all.”
He said Chris McKim, the owner and founder of The Brew Kettle, has served as “a wonderful mentor and has been helpful in getting started.” Trippy even bought some equipment from The Brew Kettle.
Trippy’s name might be familiar to some. He has owned the Wild Winds Buffalo Preserve in Fremont, Ind., for more than 20 years. He added that buffalo will be on the menu at the restaurant.