Shale Brewing Co. will be on the move soon and its finally opening a tasting room.

The production brewery, which bottles and produces brands such as Cold Rolled Pale Ale and Roughneck Red, is now located on Second Street SE in downtown Canton. But its one of only a few Ohio breweries without a taproom, leaving people to hunt down its beer in the retail market.

That problem will be solved when Shale moves into the space being vacated by Scenic Brewing Co. at 7253 Whipple Ave. NW in Jackson Township. (Scenic is closing, as the owners are relocating to the Columbus area.)

We get asked all the time where can I get your beer around here? brewer Jason Gasper-Hulvat said. Itll be so nice to tell people that they can come down to the brewery and take a six-pack to go.

The tasting room also will allow him to brew some different brands and should help people discover Shale.

The brewery had been looking for space for a tasting room and the Whipple Avenue site made sense, Gasper-Hulvat said.Hes excited about creating a brewing triangle in the area, with nearby Royal Docks and the soon-to-open Fat Heads brewpub.

Hes not sure when Shale will be open at its new location because of the federal and state approval processes.

The goal is this spring, he said.