Shale Brewing Co. is debuting its new brewpub tonight. (June 19)

The brewery, which relocated from downtown Canton to nearby Jackson Township, will be open from 4 to 10 p.m. and have nine beers on draft.

“I’m pretty thrilled to have the beer on the faucets and ready to go out to customers rather than sitting in kegs,” brewer Jason Gasper-Hulvat said.

Shale previously operated a production brewery that wasn’t open to the public, meaning Shale fans had to go out and find the beer in the market. It was one of the few craft breweries in Ohio without its own tasting room.

The brewery, which distributes its beer on draft and in bottles, opted to move into space vacated by the former Scenic Brewing Co. at 7253 Whipple Ave. NW. But Gasper-Hulvat said people likely won’t even recognize the space because it has been renovated into a brewpub.

Shale also imported its 10-barrel system, as opposed to taking over the existing Scenic operation.

“Our business has no relationship with the former Scenic other than taking the space after they abandoned it,” Gasper-Hulvat said. “It’s more coincidental that a brewery was here.”

Shale is still waiting for a power upgrade to run its brewhouse. The beers available now were produced at the former location in Canton.

The nine beers available are:

• Cold Rolled Ale

• Roughneck Red

• Deep Driller Porter

• Coffee Cream Stout

• Blackberry Ale

• Lager


• Golden Ale

• New England-style IPA

The brewpub will offer sandwiches, salads, appetizers and desserts. Once the power is upgraded, flatbreads also will be available.

Shale is treating the opening today as a soft opening because it's still waiting for the work on the power. A grand opening hasn't been set yet.

The regular hours are: 4 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 4 to 11 p.m. Friday; and noon to 11 p.m. Saturday. The brewpub is closed Sunday and Monday.

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