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Southern Ohio Brewing’s hours for now will be 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, and noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Reservations are recommended and can be made on the brewery's web site; walk-up customers will be accommodated if there is room. Space will be limited because of social distancing.
“This is not the opening-day party that we wanted to throw,” Williams said. “But the support from the community and from our neighbors has been amazing.”
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Opening-day beers will include a blonde ale, West Coast IPA, peanut butter porter, rye pale ale, and red ale. Growler and 32-ounce can fills will be available. Long-term plans call for adding guest taps for other local craft breweries, as well as offering wine and cocktails.
Williams and his brother-in-law had been fermenting their idea of opening a craft brewery for two years, and looked at spaces, mostly along the I-75 corridor between Dayton and Cincinnati. But the Beavercreek property drew them in.
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“We used to travel down that bike path and see that place, and we thought if it ever became available, it would be a great spot for a brewery,” Williams said last year.
The number of craft breweries that have opened or are in the works in the Miami Valley in the last nine years is approaching 20. None of the most recent wave of new breweries has shut its doors, and nearly all have expanded their offerings, packaging or brewery space, or added second locations, since they first opened.
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