Toxic Brew Co., a new production brewery and tasting room in Dayton's Oregon District, will hold its official grand opening June 28 and 29. "It’s been a long time coming and we’re ready to unleash it to the world," co-owner and brewer Shane Juhl said.
The brewery, which features a seven-barrel brewhouse, initially will be open from 5 p.m. to midnight Fridays and 3 p.m. to midnight Saturdays. Later, it will expand to three or four days a week and start distirbuting its draft beer, Juhl said.
Toxic Brew has six beers on tap now: a brown Belgian-style ale, a high-alcohol stout, Belgian-style dubbel, India pale ale and two unusual pale ales. (For a full description of each, click here.) One of those pale ales is made with roasted pepper and the other features vanilla. A Belgian-style tripel and hefeweizen also are in the works.
"That's what we do," Juhl said about the pepper and vanilla pale ales. "We like to have fun with beer."
He admitted that the vanilla pale ale was a happy mistake. He tells the story of an assistant brewer adding vanilla to the pale ale when he thought it was the stout. "It turned out to be a winner," Juhl said.
"We’re just excited to be open and we hope we brew a beer that just about anyone can find that they can enjoy at our taproom," he added.