ELLISVILLE, MO/February 2, 2017 (STLRealEstate.News) Chris Greer, founder/owner of Greer Brewing Company is targeting late March or early April for the opening his new microbrewery and Ellisvilles’ first brewery.
Leaving a career at UPS last May to pursue his dream of brewing craft beer, a love he discovered by home brewing. With the support of his wife and family, he is in the final stages of creating his own brewery with 8 craft beers on tap and one on pump.
The brewery is being built in a building that had set empty for many years. He is excited and had nothing but good things to say about the community, its neighbors and the city. “It will not be a bar”, says Greer.
He showed us around the facility and the building is designed as if it was intended for Greer’s dream. The building is constructed almost entirely of brick, mortar, steel and wood rafters in the ceiling.
Around the back is a great L-shaped covered patio like area that would be perfect for outdoor seating. However, the city of Ellisville considers it to be inside because it covered by roof, which would require a sprinkler system costing in excess of $100,000. With such rules, he is now limited to seating inside only with more plans and dreams to add a sprinkler system at some point so he can utilize the outdoor seating.
In the early stages Greer plans on a limited menu with cold items, with again, future plans to expand to a full kitchen.
Greer had been planning this dream for approximately 3 years before terminating his UPS career. In addition to the craft beer and cold menu items there will be pool tables, darts and plenty of parking.
There has been questions about if there are too many microbreweries in the St. Louis metro area. Greer says it is 20 miles to get to the nearest brewery. Great idea in a community