Saturday, less than two months after closing the brewpub doors, Coalition Brewing swung open the brewery doors and welcomed the public into their tasting room. Two months is a pretty short departure from the public scene but to those of us who love coming in for a beer, even short closure times seem long. As promised, and in a shorter time than I expected, they have returned.
Besides looking forward to seeing Elan, Kylie, the rest of the crew and drinking their beer from the source I was curious how they were going to fit a bar into the brewery. The answer is ingenious and since it might be a little difficult to tease out from this picture I'll do my best to explain.
Basically the bar is on a pulley system. In the picture it's in the "down/bar's open" mode. When it's in the "up/brewery" mode, it juts out just inches from the cooler wall, no further than the door. Whoever came up with the idea is clearly used to increasing functionality and maximizing space. Thank you!
Coalition is still working out what their regular taproom hours will be but for the short term you can generally expect them to be open 2 - 8pm Saturday and Sunday. As with other taprooms I suspect they'll soon be adding Friday hours and then maybe even Thursday hours, all while working on pub version 2.0. Stop on in and enjoy a pint, once again, at Coalition!
July 30 Update
Coalition just posted their pub hours:
Friday 5 PM - 9 PM
Saturday 2 PM - 9 PM
Sunday 2 PM - 6PM