Brew

The doors opened for the first time and it was a packed house as 1907 Brewing Co. begins the process of opening to the public in just days.

The brewery held a pre-opening event Wednesday night to a select few to show off the ambiance of the new pub and its offering of high quality beers.

Stouts, lagers, pilsners and ales were poured for the guests who came into the modern sheik pub lined with long brick walls.

“The big thing and our mission statement is to make this family friendly for the community,” owner Kris Yarlett said.

He said there will be 24 taps as well as bottles. There will be cider and also craft sodas.

“We’re always going to have a nonalcoholic option…” he said. “Several nonalcoholic options because this is a family friendly environment.”

Those include root beer, cream soda, orange and cherry.

He said the brewery will not cook food itself, but there has been partnerships made with local food trucks that will serve throughout the week. He said the brewery will also encourage the use of Grubhub or Doordash.

“We are more than happy to have people order food into the brewery,” Yarlett said.

Jersey Girl is also just across the street, he said.

Yarlett owns four floors of the building. The brewery will occupy the first floor. He said he hopes to have a restaurant on the second floor and he said there has been interest in putting a wine bar on the third floor. He said the fourth floor is two apartments.

He said they plan also having entertainment at the brewery.

“We will have live music,” he said.

There are also games available in the back.

Yarlett said technically the brewery is a tap room, but plan to one day start brewing its own beers at the pub.

The grand opening will be Wednesday and after that it will start regular hours.

The hours will be Wednesday and Thursday the establishment is open 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays it is open 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.