Cleveland-based Saucy Brew Works announced recently that their rapidly-growing brand will be adding two taprooms in April. One is located at Harrison West in Columbus while the other will be located at Pinecrest in Orange Village.
Pinecrest Taproom & Coffeehouse in Orange Village
Pinecrest is Cleveland’s newest mixed-use district located in Orange Village, Ohio. Saucy’s new 142-seat taproom is located at 400 Park Ave., Suite 169, and features a small brewing operation, 20 draft lines, and a coffeehouse. The taproom, with both indoor and outdoor seating, will celebrate its grand opening in early April 2020.
Similar to the flagship Ohio City brewery and brewpub, owned and operated by Brent Zimmerman and Eric Anderson, the new location will allow all east side craft beer lovers to enjoy Saucy Brew Works close to home. Though the Pinecrest taproom will not boast an in-house kitchen, Saucy Brew Works will offer light fares and the ability to order-in through outside vendors.
“We are over-the-top excited to bring our fresh liquid to the East Side of Cleveland!” said Brent Zimmerman, CEO and Co-owner of Saucy Brew Works. “We felt as if we were neglecting our “east side” friends, which isn’t a nice thing to do. Pinecrest here we come, 20 fresh beers on tap daily!”
A new feature that differs from the craft brewery’s original scope of offerings in Ohio City is the initial launch of Saucy Coffee at the Orange Village location. Saucy Brew Works plans to introduce a craft coffeehouse next to the taproom. Guests will be able to move between the spaces once inside. Saucy Coffee offerings include a single-origin house roast, pour overs, espresso, and a specialty menu inspired by Saucy beers such as What’s His Nuts, a Vanilla Stout with Peanut Butter and Coffee, and Modern Crimes, a Toasted Coconut Porter. They also plan to package their house roast.
The expansion in Pinecrest is part of the brewery’s overall development plans with three additional restaurants opening by the end of 2021. These new locations include a Brewpub in Columbus’ Harrison West and Detroit’s Brush Park neighborhoods, and a larger event space and brewery set to open in Independence neighboring Top Golf. Saucy Brew Works has been experiencing incredible growth following a new partnership with Heidelberg Distributing Co., announced in November 2019, in addition to House of LaRose who distributes in nine counties surrounding Cleveland.
“Pinecrest is thrilled to welcome Saucy Brew Works to our award-winning district,” said Rob Clarke, general manager, Pinecrest. “This emerging brand quickly built a strong reputation for itself in Cleveland, and we believe it will be the perfect complement to our growing community of premier dining and entertainment destinations. Plus, the launch of Saucy’s new coffeehouse concept will be another first for our district and an exciting addition for many of our guests.”
Located in Orange Village, Pinecrest features 400,000 square feet of premier shopping, dining and entertainment options, 160,000 square feet of modern Class A office facilities and amenities, a 145-room AC Hotel by Marriott and 87 luxury apartments — all combined to create a dynamic, 24/7 walkable district. For more information, visit DiscoverPinecrest.com, and connect with us on Facebook and Instagram.
Columbus Taproom & Coffeehouse
Saucy’s location in Columbus, Ohio, is located at 443 West Third Avenue — the original location of Caffe Apropos. The 190-seat space features a brewpub and coffeehouse with both indoor and outdoor seating. Saucy Brew Works in Harrison West will celebrate its grand opening in early April 2020.
The new location will be similar to the flagship Ohio City brewery and brewpub, also owned and operated by Brent Zimmerman and Eric Anderson. Guests will be able to enjoy the full menu currently offered in Ohio City that features specialty New Haven-style Apizza, appetizers, sandwiches and more.
The newest offering that differs from the craft brewery’s original scope is the initial launch of Saucy Coffee, a craft coffeehouse owned and operated by Saucy Brew Works. Saucy Coffee offerings include a single-origin house roast, pour overs, espresso, and a specialty menu inspired by Saucy beers such as What’s His Nuts, a Vanilla Stout with Peanut Butter and Coffee, and Modern Crimes, a Toasted Coconut Porter. They also plan to package their house roast.
“Saucy’s Columbus location in Harrison West has been a long time in the making,” said Brent Zimmerman, CEO and Co-owner of Saucy Brew Works. “We have deep roots over multiple generations in Columbus and wanted to make our entrance perfect! We looked at dozens of opportunities in the area, and in Harrison West we fell in love within the first five minutes touring the building. It was a very unique opportunity that didn’t exist on the public market. We took control of the space within days of seeing it.” Zimmerman added, “We are excited for Saucy’s next chapter in Columbus. Columbus has embraced us with open arms, and we love them too!” #GOBUCKS
The expansion into Columbus is part of the brewery’s overall development plans with three additional restaurants opening by the end of 2021. These new locations include a taproom in Cleveland’s Pinecrest neighborhood and Detroit’s Brush Park neighborhood, and the largest location to date, planned to open in Independence, Ohio neighboring Top Golf.
“Saucy was born and raised in Ohio, something we’re extremely proud of. When we launched distribution in Columbus almost two years ago, we were met with warm, welcoming and open arms,” said Eric Anderson, Director of Brewing Operations and Co-owner. “We knew right away we wanted to put a brick and mortar in a Columbus neighborhood like we did in Cleveland. Construction is underway and we’re working feverishly to get our fresh beer pouring at our Columbus brew pub in the early spring. Cheers!”