Round Barn Brewery Hp News Articlce


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Round Barn Brewery Hp News Articlce

  1. 1. Print Version > Brewery approved Page 1 of 2 Local News Brewery approved Print Page Baroda Village Council members get a look at an artists drawing of the Round Barns planned brewery Monday night. The restaurant has run out room for its brewery business at its winery southeast of town. John Madill / H-P staff Village welcomes Round Barn brewery with tax abatement By WILLIAM F. AST III - H-P Staff Writer Published: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 1:06 PM EST BARODA - The Baroda Village Council on Monday welcomed the villages newest business - the Round Barns brewery at 9151 First St. "This is wonderful news for Baroda," council President Bob Getz said, beaming. "Did you bring any samples?" Trustee Steve Jasper inquired of owners Matthew Moersch and Chris Moersch. The opening not only brings in a new business but fills a vacant 10,000-square-foot building just down the road from Village Hall. 3/6/2012
  2. 2. Print Version > Brewery approved Page 2 of 2 The council approved a 12-year, 50 percent property tax break on $264,815 in improvements that the Moersch brothers are making to the old South Shore Tool & Die building. The tool and die business had moved to larger quarters in Benton Township. The brewery will open with two employees and will add at least six more within the next two years, according to a fact sheet on the project from Shelly Klug, executive director of the Southwestern Michigan Economic Growth Alliance. Matthew Moersch said the company hopes to start beer production in July, and plans call for the opening of a brew pub and restaurant some time in 2013. The Round Barn Winery, Distillery and Brewery on Hills Road, southeast of the village, started releasing micro brewed beer about four years ago. Theyre running out of space for the brewery and decided to move it to Baroda. The Moersch brothers, interviewed outside the meeting, said they considered moving into the Arts District in Benton Harbor. But it was more economical to move into Baroda, they said. Besides, "We like the country," Matthew said. Steve Carlisle of Wightman and Associates, the villages engineering firm, said the brewery should not put any strain on the villages sewage system. The brewery will likely generate no more than 300 to 400 gallons of wastewater a day, Carlisle said. The villages sewage lagoon takes in about 65,000 gallons a day but has the capacity for 101,000 gallons, he added. The brewery will have a waste pit that will be monitored and tested once a quarter, Carlisle said. The Round Barn Winery, Distillery and Brewery opened 20 years ago. It is owned by Rick and Sherrie Moersch, the parents of Matthew and Chris. Copyright © 2012 - Herald Palladium [x] Close Window 3/6/2012