Lift Bridge Brewery is expanding!
We’re excited to finally share our plans to lease a new taproom and facility in New Richmond, from our friends at Big Watt Beverage Co. Big Watt specializes in coffee and plant-based energy drinks, born under the roof of iconic Twin Cities coffee shop Five Watt Coffee. After more than a decade of producing quality craft beverages to help everyone celebrate life’s moments, we’re looking forward to taking advantage of the opportunities and laws Wisconsin has to offer while remaining true to our roots in Stillwater.
As its namesake would suggest, Lift Bridge is connecting the two states while using the extra production space to bolster its fermentation capacity to brew up to 15,000 more barrels per year and further develop its 16-ounce canned offerings and other takeout options. The new taproom will be approximately 1,200 square-feet to seat 60 guests inside and 48 guests on the outdoor patio. Large LED menu boards, expanded beverage offerings for on-site consumption and to go orders and outdoor games are all part of design and development plans for the new taproom, which has tentative plans to open on May 1, 2021.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we recorded more than 10 years of consistent growth since launching in 2008. Throughout the years, our brewery has teamed up with a variety of local brands to bring unique products to life that our community can be proud of, including Irish Coffee Stout™ brewed in partnership with Big Watt for the last six years. Now, Lift Bridge and Big Watt, who expanded their production capacity by opening this facility in early 2021, will elevate our alliance in a shared space, which also includes potential collaborations with our new neighbors at 45th Parallel Distillery.
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