Lockport Brewery is ready to debut its new, larger brewpub.

The Bolivar brewery will host a grand opening Friday (July 12) for the new site at 10748 Wilkshire Blvd. — nearly across the street from its current location.

"We’re really excited," co-founder and brewer Andrew Marburger said. "It’s been a long time coming."

Andrew and Lauren Marburger purchased the 5,500-square-foot building, the former home of Georgio's Grille, last year and have been getting it ready ever since. The brewpub features much more space than the original site and a new seven-barrel brewing system.

Lockport, which opened in 2016 and won a gold medal at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival for its Gateway American-style cream ale, also is rolling out a new menu. In addition to the paninis that have been served, the brewpub will offer stone-cooked pizza, street tacos, salads and appetizers.

The hours are staying the same: 4 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; noon to midnight Friday and Saturday; and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday.

The original location isn't closing. But it won't be open all the time, either. It will be available for parties and special events, Andrew Marburger said.

The last day at the original site is Wednesday.