Hard to believe that the Fifth Street Brewpub is celebrating their 8th birthday this week!
In 2010, a group of 34 St. Anne’s Hill residents invested to restore the local landmark at 1600 E. Fifth Street. The initial plan was to fix and sell the building to a business, but post-renovation, the building sat empty. The group realized that if they wanted a business in the building, they’d have to build one themselves. After a meeting with Jeff Black, brewer and a founding member of Austin, Texas’ Black Star Co-Op—America’s first cooperatively owned brewery—the St. Anne’s Hill neighbors decided to emulate Black Star’s model. It’s Ohio’s only co-op brewery and boasts thousand of owners.
With so many owners, a board of Directors is elected and they work hand in hand with General Manager Tanya Brock, who handles the day to day operations and works with brewmaster Darren Link to run the seven barrel brewhouse. And together they invite the community to come celebrate the brewpubs 8th birthday.
According to Brock, “while the celebration will look a bit different this year, we felt it was important to continue to have one. We were built by a community, saved in these recent times by the community, and continue to serve a community of close-knit neighbors, craft beer and food lovers, and friends. This week we invite that community to smile, drink, and share love whether here with us or virtually.
“By stretching the party over the course of the week we hope it allows everyone to participate and raise a toast in a comfortable, safe way,” says Brock
TUESDAY through SATURDAY at the brewpub…
Join us for a week of Fifth Street Beer growler fills/pitchers at a special $15 Tuesday through Saturday and $12 on Wednesday. (Does not apply to some premium fills.)
SATURDAY at wherever you find yourself…
Wherever you and your growler find yourself, post a picture with the tag #cheersfor8years on our page of you raising a glass in celebration! We’ll pick one winner at random on the following Tuesday for a $50 GIFT CARD as our way of saying thanks!
SATURDAY at the brewpub…
Our patio is open and we have limited and responsibly spaced seating available inside. Join us for:
– Smoked Chicken Wings with two different FSB beer-infused sauces!
– Free beer-infused birthday cake with each $15 Growler and Pitcher Fill!
Don’t forget you can take your #cheersfor8years picture at the Brewpup!