Labatt USA officials announced Wednesday that the Labatt Brew House, which consists of a 3,000 square foot brewery and tasting room, will open soon. The Labatt team is finalizing brewing and staffing plans that will include more limited hours of operation. The Labatt Brew House will open for large events at KeyBank Center starting in mid-March.
The Labatt Brew House has been closed for almost two years due to the pandemic. Now that the adjacent Draft Room reopened last year and is in regular operation, the Labatt Brew House will follow. Over the last couple of months, the Labatt Brew House brewmaster has tested and cleaned the brewery and equipment in preparation for brewing.
“During the pandemic, the beer industry rapidly changed, causing us to focus on adapting our core business importing, marketing and selling Labatt Blue and Labatt Blue Light,” said Rich Andrews, chief executive officer of FIFCO USA, parent-company to Labatt USA. “With the cancellation of events and more limited traffic around the Labatt Brew House, we have chosen to keep it closed until we could devise a plan that made sense for Labatt.
“Now that the Draft Room is open, we are planning to reopen the Labatt Brew House with an emphasis on serving our customers in the Cobblestone district while maintaining an efficient operational model,” said Andrews.
The Labatt Brew House first opened in the fall of 2019. The 3,000-square-foot brewery and tasting room consists of a 10-barrel, four-vessel brew house with 11 fermenters.
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