Newman Creek Cellars, a homebrew and wine-making shop, has opened in downtown Massillon. The business offers basic supplies for beer and wine-making, including Brewer's Best kits from LD Carlson.
Owner Bob Mann said Newman Creek Cellars also will offer beer and wine-making classes. Mann, a full-time ammonia refrigeration technician, said he's been a passionate homebrewer and winemaker for about three years.
"As much as I've done, it's like it's been 20 years," he said, laughing. "I don't claim to be a pro but I'm a dedicated enthusiast."
Mann, 55, wanted to open a shop in Massillon because there's no other nearby option for homebrewers. Ultimately, he said he and his wife would like to open a winery.
"I'm getting into it at a really good time," he said. "It was popular, real popular back in the '90s and I think it's really making a comeback, at least in Ohio with a lot of the microbreweries popping up. People are acquiring a taste for something other than the Miller Lite and Bud Light thing and that's exciting."