Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Scriptown Brewing Company

I had the privilege of interviewing John Fahrer and touring the future location of Scriptown Brewing Company.  John Fahrer and Scott Stephens will be opening Scriptown in the first quarter of 2014.

The plan is to have the brewery at 3924 Farnam St and the bar/seating area at 3922 Farnam St.  The two locations would be connected via an interior passage.  There will be a large deck off of the back of the bar, which will look to the north.  Parking will consist of 60 stalls, which are shared among neighboring businesses.  There will not be a kitchen, so only snack fare may be available.  However, the landlord is trying to attract a restaurant to open adjacent to the brewery.

View of the brewery and bar on Farnam St

There will be 4 to 6 beers on tap initially.  They will not be adhering to any particular styles of beers.  Some of the possible styles at this point: Belgian Single, Pale Ale, German IPA, Brown Ale, Best Bitter/ESB, Bière de Garde, Oktoberfest, and Stout.

One of two murals that were hidden underneath the plaster

The brewery will open with a 10-barrel kettle, 15-barrel mash tun, and five 7-barrel fermenters.  They might be adding some 10-15 barrel fermenters, and bright tanks, in the future.  In addition to the beer sold onsite, they will distribute on a small scale when they open.  Scriptown will also contract brew the beer for Lot 2 and Baxter’s in Benson.  The brewery’s goal is to sell 720 barrels in the first year and continue to increase the volume with each subsequent year.

Future home of the brewery

The name Scriptown comes from an area of town, which in the past was bordered by Mutual of Omaha to the south and Cumming St to the north.  During that time, banks would occasionally run out of currency, so businesses would be forced to pay employees with scrip.  This scrip was accepted by neighborhood businesses for goods and services.

Some of their prototype beer will be available for sampling at the Hops and Grapes Festival on Fri, Oct 11 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Beware, website details "muddy mo" Amber ale, but in house menu (& the beer itself) is an ESB, lacking the malty goodness I went there to get...