Planted Flag Brewing will hold a groundbreaking May 15 for its new 10-barrel brewpub in Medina Township.

"In less than a month, we’ll break ground," founder and brewer Aaron Wirtz said. "It’s pretty exciting."

He and his wife Karen had announced plans last year to launch the brewery at 3594 Pearl Road, with hopes of opening this summer. Planted Flag encountered some delays with financing, but is now moving forward.

Wirtz, a retired U.S. Air Force pilot and former high school physics and chemistry teacher, said they have hired Cleveland-based Nyman Construction as the general contractor for the project. The company also worked on the Bookhouse, Masthead and Noble Beast breweries, he said.

There's no specific time yet for the groundbreaking.

The Planted Flag name holds a special meaning for the Wirtz family, which moved around a lot when Aaron was serving in the military. They now live in Medina County.

“When you go to a new place or you claim something as your own, you plant a flag,” Wirtz told the Beacon Journal/Ohio.com last year.

To read the previous story about the brewery, click here.