Friday, October 11, 2013

Delaware River and Bay Authority leases space to microbrewery at Millville Airport (KMIV), New Jersey

The Delaware River and Bay Authoritiy will lease a building to a company that will open the first microbrewery at Millville Airport.

Glasstown Brewing Co. plans to open at the 2,000-square-foot facility on Peterson Street in early November, authority officials said.

Plans call for the company to start producing about 200 gallons of beer a week in December, authority officials said. Visitors can tour the facility, which will have a retail outlet and tasting room.

“We’re pleased to welcome another tenant to our Millville Airport facility,” said Frank W. Minor, the authority’s deputy executive director. “Small-business growth is the backbone of the American economy, and businesses like Glasstown Brewing Company contribute to the economic vitality of the region.”

The company has a one-year lease with the authority with three, one-year extension options for the airport site.

“I am extremely excited to begin brewing at the airport location, and the authority has been instrumental in the process of preparing the building for the microbrewery,” said company founder Paul Simmons, of Millville. “The hard work and dedication of opening the brewery will be such an accomplishment. It will be a dream come true when the first beer is poured, but that is only the beginning of the big plans for this little brewery.”

Glasstown Brewing will be Millville’s first and only production brewery, authority officials said.

The company is working with local establishments, such The Old Oar House Irish Pub on High Street, to carry the brewery’s beer. Negotiations with other establishments will begin when the brewery approaches its grand opening, authority officials said.

Glasstown Brewing is the second microbrewer to lease space at an authority airport.

Cape May Brewing Co. opened at the Cape May Airport in 2011.


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