Mother Stewart’s Brewing Company is a family owned production brewery that opened in downtown Springfield, Ohio this past July. Created in the former Springfield Metallic Casket Company by brothers Kevin and John Loftus, their investment of $1.75M turning the old building into a welcoming bright and friendly venue. The tap room easily accommodates a couple of hundred guests and the outdoor beer garden has room for another 100 or so with room to play bocce or corn-hole.
The brewery is named after Springfield Icon Eliza Daniel “Mother” Stewart, a temperance advocate from Springfield, Ohio during the latter half of the nineteenth century. She traveled across the United States and Europe stopping at every saloon, praying for the souls of the barkeepers and their patrons.
The brewery pays homage to the prohibition era with historical photos from the time on the outside of the building. Inside you’ll see large scale prints of photo’s taken by Springfield’s Rod Hatfield around the town. There’s lots of art on display from local artists, including beautiful glass lamps across the bar, created by Doug Frates, who specializes in colored, patterned and mirrored blown glass.
The brewery has a 20 barrel brewing system, which tells us they are serious about making beer for distribution, not just the tap room. But in the meantime, with 8 beers on tap you’ll want to visit the tap room to sample their brews. Here’s what you’ll find on tap:
India Pale Ale (5.8% ABV, 60 IBU) Malty and hoppy, our IPA balances light caramel notes and strong malt backing with a nice blend of Columbus and Cascade hops.
Belgian Pale Ale ( 5.2% ABV, 24.5 IBU) Biscuit and caramel flavors abound in the malty backbone with subtle hints of fruit and spice notes. Our Belgian Pale Ale is a moderately hopped brew suited to satisfy one’s monastic tendencies.
Belgian Blonde Ale (5.6% ABV, 17 IBU) Our elegant and refreshing Belgian Blonde Ale is light in color but not in taste. Blending a clean dry malt base, moderate spicy-herbal hops with a zesty snap of tartness!
Vienna Lager (5.9% ABV, 21 IBU) Our German amber lager showcases a rich and bready malt flavor that starts sweet and finishes dry. German noble hops balance this classic with subtle earthy and spicy notes.
Oktoberfest (4.1% ABV, 13 IBU) This seasonal Festbier is our interpretation of the session German lagers from Oktoberfest. Clean and malty, with a smidge of earthy backgrounds hops, this lower alcohol amber is suited to quench your thirst all day long.
Pilsner (4.6% ABV, 35 IBU) Crisp, clean, and refreshing, our Pilsner is malty and moderately hopped. Brewed with floor-malted traditional Pilsner malt and German noble hops, this is our tribute to a Continental Classic.
Porter (5.1 % ABV, 41 IBU) Strong notes of chocolate and roasted barley abound in this dark and malty brew. Dark brown in color, our porter has hints of toffee and caramel balanced with a blend of Willamete and Cascade hops that have highlights of subtle floral and citrus notes.
This Saturday they release a new Golden Ale, starting at 5pm. This addition to their line up is made with Ohio hops and malt, including Centennial and Cascade hops from OSHY Hops ( South Solon ) and Vienna Malt from Rustic Brew Farm ( Marysville ). Golden to light orange in color, this ale has hints of grapefruit in the nose. (5.6% ABV, 26 IBU)
109 W. North Street in Springfield
Wednesday – 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Thursday – 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday – 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday – 11:00 am to 10:00 pm