BARBERTON, OH – Ignite Brewing Company of Barberton will hold its official grand opening in the revitalized Downtown Barberton, Ohio next weekend, on September 28th through the 30th. The fully renovated 5,000 sq. ft. brewery is located at 600 W. Tuscarawas Avenue includes a 7-barrel brewhouse, family-friendly taproom, and an additional 3,000 sq. ft. patio.
The family friendly brewery has taken an unusual path from inception to procurement of equipment to soft opening to grand opening. Where most breweries do not open until their entire buildout is complete, Ignite has been essentially open for close to a year now, opening for as many as two and as few as one day a week throughout their entire buildout process. This allowed patrons to come in and get a sneak peak and see inside almost every step of the way through the building process. Now the Taproom has been completed, as has a giant patio, and ownership is ready to show it all off.
Barberton, Ohio has a rich history as the “Magic City” from the early days when O.C. Barber founded the Diamond Match Company and “ignited” the growth of the city. The founders of Ignite believe a new fire has been lit to transform downtown Barberton into a destination spot for Northeast Ohio, and they feel they are poised to be the one of the sparks for this vision.
Ignite Brewing Company is essentially the dream come to life of three families – Stacy & Michael Chisnell, Marie & Adam Reinhart, and Megan & Jason Slater – with a strong passion for high quality craft beers and strengthening communities, culminating in the shared goal of “Making Beer Make a Difference”. All still retain full time jobs in addition to running the brewery.
In a press release about their Grand Opening, Ignite states that their goal of making a difference is “rooted in curiosity around community and craft: how can Ignite Brewing Company create a better community and a better beer. Ignite will serve as the catalyst for craft beer lovers to rally together and drive positive change in the community, whether it’s a charity run in the morning, service day around town, or tackling that big project to make meaningful change.” The team plans on giving 11% of all their profits back to the community.
Special events for grand opening weekend include:
· Friday, September 28: An official ribbon cutting ceremony at 6:30, Swenson’s Food Truck on site, and special tapping of their limited release Ignite the Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkin Ale
· Saturday, September 29: A Free Ignite glass giveaway for the first 50 people with purchase, and Stone Pelican food truck on site
· Sunday, September 30: Give Back Sunday – Save 11% on all merchandise purchases and Ignite will match that 11% as a donation to a local charity.
Ignite’s newly expanded hours are 5 days a week: Wednesdays & Thursdays 3pm – 10pm, Fridays 3pm – 11pm, Saturdays 12pm – 11pm, and Sundays 12pm – 8pm.
Ignite is the second brewery to open in the Magic City. The also appropriately named Magic City Brewery just celebrated their first Anniversary earlier this summer.
To learn more about Ignite Brewing Company, special beer releases and events, visit www.ignite.beer.