Flytrap Brewing Soon To Have More On Tap

By Jessica Maurer, posted Sep 7, 2016
Flytrap Brewing is getting ready to expand its production. (Photo courtesy of Flytrap Brewing)
If you’ve visited Flytrap Brewing lately you probably noticed something strange. It doesn’t currently have any of its own beer on tap. But there’s a good reason for that. The brewery is growing and is in the process of switching out all of its  equipment.
“When we opened, we opened small,” said owner Mike Barlas. “We’re thankful for all the support that has allowed us to take this next step.”
Barlas said that the brewery was often unable to keep up with the taproom’s demand, leaving it with not as many brews on tap as planned. The new three-barrel system, as well as a larger fermentation space, will allow Barlas to brew about four-and-a-half times the volume currently being produced.
While Barlas said the focus will still be on supplying the taproom with a minimum of eight Flytrap beers at all times, he hopes to eventually be able to produce enough beer for growler fills and perhaps distribution to area bars and restaurants. He also hopes to participate in more beer festivals and events such as dinners and pairings.
Flytrap’s core lineup of beers will be their Rehder’s Red Ale and Hoppy Tripel, a Saison and a Stout. The other four taps will feature seasonal and special release beers.
For now, while the first new batches of beer are fermenting, Barlas said customers will find plenty of bottled beer and high-quality guest brews on tap. He hopes to have his beer back flowing by the end of September and a two-year anniversary celebration is planned for Oct. 15. The celebration will include music and food trucks throughout the day as well as special beer releases and commemorative glasses. For more information, click here.

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