17 Aug New Brewery to Open in Historic High School Building in Whitestown
Whitestown, Indiana is about to get its first brewery and it will happen in ‘historical’ fashion. Moontown Brewing Co. has officially announced plans to renovate the town’s former high school building and open a brewpub.
While the final terms of the deal are still being negotiated, the early 1900s building will be sold to owners of the brewery for $1. Owners of Moontown estimate that they’ll spend between $700,000 to $1.2 million to renovate the 10,000sf space to get it operational.
“It’s such a terrific space,” Moontown Brewery co-owner Pete Matthingly shared in a written statement to the Indianapolis Business Journal. “It has so much potential and we’re very excited to see what it will evolve into,” he added.
Construction is expected to begin this winter with plans to open in the summer of 2017.
The brewery plans to offer six house beers and between four to six seasonal beers to be offered throughout the year. The restaurant will feature a localized menu with local produce and ingredients in a casual, friendly environment.
Moontown Brewing is no stranger to brewing beer. The family-owned brewing team of the Mattingly family has been homebrewing for years and saw their passion come to full fruition after winning last year’s inaugural Whitestown Brew Fest homebrewing competition, an event that was the first of its kind and created in conjunction with the highly successful Whitestown Brew Fest.
The homebrewing competition returns for a second year as part of the 2nd Annual Whitestown Brew Fest planned for Saturday, Sept. 17th. Tickets are now on sale for the event.