Dayton area’s newest brewery has big plans, but for now, is just glad to be open

Published: Friday, February 08, 2019 @ 9:00 AM

Alematic Artisan Ales seats 93 in its tap room in Huber Heights.
Alematic Artisan Ales seats 93 in its tap room in Huber Heights.

The Dayton area’s newest craft brewery, Alematic Artisan Ales at 6182 Chambersburg Road in Huber Heights, made its “soft-opening” debut last weekend to standing-room-only crowds and is gearing up for a formal grand opening in about a month, according to Greg Cason, the brewery’s co-founder.

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During the soft-opening’s first few weeks, Alematic Artisan Ales is open from 3 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and noon to 11 on Saturdays, Cason said. The brewery and tap room are housed in 4,000 square feet of space in the Huber Center just off Brandt Pike (Ohio 201). The tap room seats 93. 

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Visitors to the new brewery on Wednesday had their choice of six beers brewed in-house — two of them making their debut — that included Brick City Porter, Sideline Reporter (Blonde Ale), OTB (Oatmeal Table Beer), Lesser Known Favorites (Session IPA), Drip (Pale Ale) and New Steez (American IPA). 

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The brewery has no plans to prepare its own food, and is encouraging customers to bring in food from nearby restaurants, Cason said.

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Long-term plans do include canning and bottling, which will be done on-site, and for distributing Alematic Artisan Ales products into the retail marketplace, the brewery co-founder said. The brewery will make small-batch ales, lagers and sours, and eventually will make its own wines and ciders.

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Alematic’s signage is on order but not yet installed, making Alematic a bit difficult to find. It is located between The Heights Cafe and Bright Now Dental.