The Dayton area’s newest craft brewery will make its “soft-opening” debut today, Saturday Feb. 2, in Huber Heights, adding even more momentum to the Miami Valley’s recent brewing renaissance.
The founders of Alematic Artisan Ales at 6182 Chambersburg Road announced on the brewery’s Facebook page Friday that the brewery will start regular hours next week after hosting a "soft opening” from noon to 10 p.m. today.
“We just got our occupancy permit this morning,” Alematic Artisan Ales co-founder Jerrod Fisher told this news outlet late Friday. “So we’re going to kick things off with a soft opening tomorrow, (with) only four to six beers to start, but more to come.”
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The brewery and tap room are housed in 4,000 square feet of space in the Huber Center just off Brandt Pike (Ohio 201). Fisher has said Alematic will specialize in craft beers, including small-batch ales, lagers and sours, and will also make its own wines and ciders.
There are now at least 15 craft breweries in operation around the region that did not exist just eight years ago.
And unlike other Ohio cities, the Dayton area has not seen any of the breweries in this relatively recent wave shut its doors. In fact, virtually all have expanded in some form or another, adding or relocating to new and larger locations, launching bottling and canning for the retail market, adding food options, and making other improvements and additions.