Developers made a big splash several years ago when announcing plans to transform the old Ivex paper mill and bag manufacturing plant in picturesque Chagrin Falls into a mixed-used development. Those plans included a brewery, exciting craft beer drinkers in Northeast Ohio. But here we are in 2011 and no new brewery or development. So what gives? "We're still alive and well. Things are still moving forward," partner Darren Wyville said. The partners -- who had to survive a ballot issue in 2009 that would have prevented the redevelopment -- are working on historic tax credits, obtaining permits and lowering the dam along the Chagrin River for the project. They also have hired a development group to find other tenants, including restaurants, for the 80,000-square-foot facility. The production brewery -- which will include a tap room -- will be the anchor for the project, Wyville said. "Realistically, we are 18 months out of pulling our first handle," he said. The working name of the brewery is Spillway, but that may change. The brewery will sell draft beer to area restaurants and produce 12-ounce bottles. As for the beer itself, the owners aren't interested in big, malty brews. There's a void in the market for bright, aromatic beers with reasonable alcohol, Wyville said. "The high-alcohol, big malt beers aren't real refreshing and don't go well with food," said Wyville, who runs a wine distribution company. He envisions the flagship beer being an easy-drinking beer like a kolsch. That, of course, could change, too, he said. "We'll be aromatic, hoppy beers [but] we're not looking to make the craziest, high-alcohol IPA," Wyville said. "The beer will be great. Not good. Great."