Andy and Amanda Conrad know their brewpub is a bit off the beaten path.

Located in the small village of Minerva at the meeting point of Carroll, Columbiana and Stark counties, it’s a long drive from ... well ... practically everywhere.

The Conrads want to make it easier for out-of-towners to swing by Sandy Springs Brewing Co. for a visit — and a few beers — without worrying about a lengthy ride home.

So they, along with partner Ross Blair, are becoming hotel moguls. OK, not moguls, per se. But real estate investors.

They have purchased two adjacent buildings along the red brick North Market Street and are renovating the upper floors to serve as a Sandy Springs inn. People will be able to rent rooms -- there's only going to be a couple -- and stay overnight at the “Brewers Quarters” — which, of course, will include a small fridge filled with Crowlers and, perhaps, beer koozies on the pillows instead of chocolate mints.

"They are really cool old buildings," Andy Conrad said, noting that they want to restore some of the  original features, including arched windows in one of the buildings that overlook the main street and the brick walls that had been covered.

Sandy Springs, which opened last year in a corner building that once was home to the community's first gas station at U.S. Route 30 and state Route 183, is in the process of remodeling the buildings, with the hope that the first room is ready to welcome overnight guests by Thanksgiving.

“It’s a dream-come-true really,” Amanda Conrad said, adding that it’s the couple’s first foray into real estate. They lease the building where the brewpub is located.

The Conrads are big into preservation — just step into their brewpub and you’ll find plenty of wood saved from the family barn that was struck by lightning years ago. The Brewers Quarters will have the same rustic feel as the brewpub, they said.

They got the idea after traveling to Southern Tier Brewing Co. in Lakewood, N.Y., and being disappointed that there wasn’t a nearby place to stay overnight.

Breweries with hotels or rooms available are unusual but not unheard of.

Big names such as Dogfish Head and BrewDog even have jumped into the hotel game. Dogfish Head operates the Dogfish Inn in Lewes, Del., while BrewDog is opening the DogHouse, a 32-room hotel inside its brewery in Canal Winchester, Ohio. Many other smaller craft breweries -- such as Whetstone Station & Brewery in Brattleboro, Vt., and Fredericksburg Brewing Co. in Fredericksburg, Texas -- offer rooms, as well.

The Conrads said they hope to offer packages for overnight visitors, teaming up with the nearby Great Trail Golf Course, Hart Mansion and other local attractions. Specific rates haven’t been set yet.

People can follow the Brewers Quarters progress on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SsbcBrewersQuarters-260131784605776/ and Instagram at ssbcbrewersquarters.