Attention all beer lovers. Book February, 27, 2015 into your calendars.
WindsorEats sat down with Steve Fabischek, one of the owners of Craft Heads Brewing Company, and we were the first to be told the opening date of Windsor’s newest brewery.
The brewery has secured their license to sell their brews in-house and are eager to get the public drinking their creations.
In a special twist, beer won’t be the only thing they’re brewing.
“A third partner came into the picture who always want to be a barrista, but, didn’t have the money to open his own brick and mortar business,” says Steve. “We just told him why not just utilize our space. So he became a third partner.”
The coffee will be branded under Craft Heads.
“It’s still brewing, it’s just coffee,” Steve adds.
It looks like they’ll be opening the doors with 9 of their 30 available taps flowing. The options for Day 1 looks like there will be a Blonde, three different Porters, a Brown, an Imperial Coffee Stout, a Hefeweizen, a Two Headed IPA and a Cream Ale.
We were fortunate enough to sample their Bucket List Brown and think everyone will like what they’ll taste. It has a nice sweetness with a nutty undertone. A well balanced beer.
The Bucket List got its name from the origins of Craft Heads.
Steve’s friend and Craft Heads co-owner, Bryan Datoc, had brewing on his bucket list of things he wanted to accomplish in life. That was the motivation that got the friends brewing and the Brown was one of the first beers they made.
The opening comes with a mixed bag of emotions for Steve.
“We’re excited and nervous and scared,” he laughs. “We’ve put our heart and soul into this for six or seven months since taking over the building and now it’s finally coming to fruition.”
Craft Heads Brewing Company will also be a stop on the Bikes & Beers Cycling Tour as well as participate in the 2015 Windsor Craft Beer Festival.
The retail license for the brewery will be coming at a later date, so those looking to take a growler home will have to wait.