The Fifth Street Brewpub, which celebrated its two-year anniversary last month, will finally debut its own craft beer. The Dayton brewery announced this week in a news release that it will start offering three of its beers July 16.
The initial brews are: Maybe Ramona Brown Ale, Cure-All Cream Ale and Deluge Pale Ale. The brewpub plans eventually to have five of its own beers, along with other guest brews.
“We wanted to make sure that we were putting our best foot forward when it came to brewing our own signature craft beers," brewmaster Darren Link said in a news release. "We wanted to produce a superior product, one that not only our member-owners but all of our patrons could be proud of and enjoy. It is very exciting to be talking about the different beers and styles we are starting with, and what we can accomplish with our new equipment.”
To read the full news release, see below:
Fifth Street Brewpub set to debut their own signature craft beer on Wednesday, July 16
DAYTON, OH– Fifth Street Brewpub (FSB), the fastest growing co-operatively owned brewpub in the nation, announced today that they will officially offer their own brewed beers to member-owners and the general public starting on Wednesday, July 16 at 3:00 pm.
Fifth Street Brewpub will initially feature three FSB-brewed beers on tap: Maybe Ramona Brown Ale (5% ABV), Cure-All Cream Ale (4.2% ABV), and Deluge Pale Ale (5.5% ABV). Eventually, the brewpub will have five of their own beers on tap at all times with the other seven taps representing a variety of other great craft beers.
The brew team will also offer small batch brews. And by 2015, the brew team will work with member-owners to brew their own recipes at the brewpub. Special pricing on flights of FSB-brewed beer will be available on Wednesday: patrons can purchase a flight of 3 4oz pours for only $6.00.
It’s been a labor-intensive road from grand opening to brewing their own signature craft beers using their seven-barrel brewing system, which is housed in their newly renovated brew house. Fifth Street Brewpub brewmaster Darren Link stated that a number of steps had to be completed to get to this point including construction of the brew house, installing the seven-barrel system, and obtaining permits.
“We wanted to make sure that we were putting our best foot forward when it came to brewing our own signature craft beers. We wanted to produce a superior product, one that not only our member-owners but all of our patrons could be proud of and enjoy. It is very exciting to be talking about the different beers and styles we are starting with, and what we can accomplish with our new equipment.”
When Fifth Street Brewpub set out on this journey two years ago, they had hoped to attract 200 members initially, but in about a month and a half they were well over 850 members. Setting an ambitious goal for themselves, they reached 2,000 member-owners by their 1st birthday as a co-op, June 22, 2013, making them the fastest growing co-op in the nation. Today the brewpub has more than 2,600 member-owners.
Membership director Maureen Barry said, “It is very exciting to continue to watch our membership grow, and brewing our own beer is yet another milestone we have reached as a community.”
Fifth Street Brewpub is open to the public, but non-members can join the brewpub at the one-time fee of $125 and own a share of the co-op. For more details visit www.brewpubgifts.com.
Fifth Street Brewpub’s hours are Monday through Thursday 4 pm to 10 pm and Friday 11 am to midnight, Saturday 11 am to midnight, and Sunday noon to 10 pm. For more information, call (937) 443-0919.
For detailed schedule of events, visit Fifth Street Brewpub on Facebook: www.facebook.com/FifthStreetBrewpub.
About Fifth Street Brewpub
Fifth Street Co-op formed in June 2012 by community members who began the initiative of opening the Fifth Street Brewpub in the St. Anne’s Hill Historic District near downtown Dayton. Brewpub membership grants access to exclusive, member-owner only events, patronage refunds, as well as rotating food and merchandise discounts. Brewpub member-owners will also receive discounts on food and beer. Fifth Street Brewpub is a non-profit corporation, and supports the efforts of local charities throughout the community. For more information visit www.FifthStreet.Coop and www.brewpubgifts.com.