Opening a business is no easy task.
Opening a brewery is an even more difficult one. With the amount of new breweries popping up in the Pittsburgh area, you might perceive otherwise, but I promise you, we’ve all worked incredibly hard to get to the point of being able to bring you fresh beer.
It seems mundane, but getting production space is an important part of that hard work, and I’m beyond excited to announce that we’ve finally landed a home for Dancing Gnome. Right smack dab in the middle of the sleepy town of Sharpsburg at 925 Main Street. The past six months has been spent tirelessly scouring the region for the perfect spot to have a production space, as well as a welcoming tap room to come enjoy some quality, fresh local beer. We’re only minutes from downtown, and a skip across the river from Lawrenceville and Highland Park. It doesn’t get much more perfect.
With that said, there is still a staggering amount to do in order to get the building up to shape and ready to pump out the quality of beer that we’ll be producing. Our 10bbl system is getting ordered this month, and the architect is drawing up the plans for the tap room as we speak. I’m hopeful that construction will begin in late January, which will keep things on track for an early June opening. Though that may seem like an eternity, the wait will be well worth it once you crack open the first can of a Dancing Gnome beer.
With finding a building checked off the ‘to-do’ list, I’ll be giving updates on here and social media much more frequently. So follow along and tell all your friends. This is going to be something special.