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West Chester's DogBerry Brewing opens new larger taproom

May 26, 2017  |  DogBerry Brewing
DogBerry Brewing

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DogBerry Brewing, a West Chester Twp. business, is set to re-open today a new, larger location.

The new taproom, now known as DB2, is at 9964 Crescent Park Drive, four miles away from its original location at 7865 Cincinnati-Dayton Road.

The new space is double the size of the original at 4,740 square feet and double the amount of its taps at 20.

Co-owners Chris Frede and Tony Meyer, two former Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center research scientists, opened the business in January 2015 after homebrewing for a combined 20 years.

They initially ran the operation using volunteer help from family and friends but, within half a year, realized they needed part-time staffing and 10 times the capacity.

Moving to the 10-barrel brewhouse and taproom means being able to offer seating for 150 on picnic tables and stools. Those who would rather play and drink rather than sit and drink can do so while playing air hockey or Skee-ball.

Frede and Meyer said they recently hired a full-time staffer to take care of sales and distribution.

The friends said they hope to brew more than 1,200 barrels in the first year in the new space, an achievement that would reclassify the business from nanobrewery to microbrewery.

A grand opening celebration from 4 to 10 p.m. today is scheduled to continue from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday.