Craft brewery planned for Menomonee Valley

Beer-shutterstock_81784003A craft brewery is planned at a former factory in the Menomonee Valley.

Third Space Brewing, 1505 W. St. Paul Ave., will include a sampling and tasting room and have an outdoor beer garden when it opens in summer 2016.

Future plans call for an event space and revitalization of an old train dock on the property, said Kevin Wright, brewery owner.

Wright and his business partners are leasing about 15,000-square-feet of the former factory, near Sobleman’s and the 16th Street viaduct on the site of the old Geuder, Paeschke & Frey tinware manufacturing facilities.

For the last six years Thiensville-native, Wright has been head brewer and director of brewing for a 40,000-barrel-per-year operation at Hangar 24 Craft Brewery in Redlands, Calif.

“Our goal is to develop excellent beers that are well-suited to the tastes of beer drinkers in southeastern Wisconsin, combining a west coast brewing style with Midwestern flavors,” Wright said. “We will produce a number of unique beers including seasonal selections and barrel-aged products.”

Construction on the new Third Space Brewing facility began in October.  Dan Beyer is the architect on the project and Steve Looft is the developer.

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