Mills Development is excited to announce its first retail user for the Wright Station development, in the heart of downtown at the intersection of State Routes 741 and 73, in Springboro, Ohio. Warped Wing Brewing Co., a Dayton, Ohio based brewery, plans to open “The Warped Wing Barrel Room & Smokery”, a unique barrel-aged facility, taproom, eatery and test pilot brewery at the new development in the summer of 2020. The 20,000 square foot facility will boast a large taproom with outdoor biergarten and a flexible event space. The remaining facility will accommodate up to 400+ aging barrels along with brewing, canning, packaging and distribution.
Warped Wing will provide a one-of-a-kind experience for patrons. Special customer programs are being developed such as a Barrel Club Reserve membership, which will allow members to get up-close, hands-on tour experiences, exclusive tastings and first offering purchases of extremely limited bottles. Warped Wing has won accolades for a series of their barrel-aged products such as “Whiskey Rebellion”. They continue to develop many other brands within their traditional beer and barrel-aged product portfolio.
“Our barrel-aged program at Warped Wing has propelled us into an interesting place” said Nick Bowman, co-founder and VP of sales and marketing. “My partner, Co-founder and Brewmaster John Haggerty brought a wealth of knowledge and experience with him when he joined our team 6 years ago,” said Bowman. “He pushes the creativity of recipe development to another level. The scale of the new facility and the pilot system will give us endless opportunities to experiment with new styles and flavor profiles”.
The new facility will not only offer bottled and draft barrel-aged beers but also a staple of its flagship beers such as IPA’s, stouts, lagers and other styles. There will also be an extensive bottle collection for patrons to choose from which will be available to drink on premise or purchased to go.
The restaurant will bring an innovative, eclectic menu to complement the robust beer selection. There will be a major focus on smoked meat/food items and many of the dishes will feature Warped Wing beers as ingredients. The menu will also feature recommendations for food and beer pairings. Other libations available will be hard cider, wine as well as a limited spirits menu focused on specialty cocktails and non-alcoholic options.
“We couldn’t have asked for a better first retail user to announce than Warped Wing Brewing Company,” said Mills Development president Jerad Barnett. “They are a fantastic local operator with a proven product and growing fan base, exactly the recipe we are looking for at Wright Station. As we’ve gotten to know their team, it’s no surprise they’ve been successful. We look forward to a long relationship and can’t wait to get started on construction later this summer.”
“The City is excited to welcome Warped Wing to Wright Station,” said Springboro City Manager Chris Pozzuto. “We were searching for a home run to jump-start our redevelopment of the 73/741 intersection and with Warped Wing, we’ve hit a grand slam.”
Wright Station is a new urban village center being developed by Mills Development in partnership with the City of Springboro. Anchored by the Springboro Performing Arts Center which opens in the fall of 2019, the new development will include a mixture of restaurants, retail shops, office, microbrewery and other entertainment spaces unique to the Springboro area and with a design that is friendly to pedestrians and bicyclists as well as ample parking for vehicles.
Warped Wing Brewing Co. is a Dayton craft brewery inspired by Ohio’s rich history of innovation and invention. We are committed to carrying that spirit forward by brewing new proprietary beer styles along with original “warped” interpretations.