Nocterra Brewing targeting October open

Written by on July 18, 2018 in Beer - 1 Comment

Bryan Duncan and Bruce Vivian are bringing their loves of homebrewing and outdoor activities together with their new craft brewery, Nocterra Brewing.

The two are both homebrewing dads who met through regional homebrew competitions and decided to team up on a brewery of their own, which is slated to open this October in downtown Powell.

“We wanted to open up by where we live, and we felt there weren’t enough breweries in our neighborhood,” said Duncan.

Friends connected them with the building owner of 41 Depot Street in Powell after the owner expressed interest in leasing the building — a former antique store — to a brewery.

“We wanted something with a big outside area, and this place just happened to fit the bill,” said Vivian.

The 5,600 sqare foot building will have a 2,000 square foot taproom that includes a large covered patio, plus another quarter acre of outdoor space which they plan to utilize for outdoor games. Nocterra recently received their building permit and will be starting construction this week.

The brewery will house a 15 barrel brewing system with seven fermentation vessels. Nocterra plans to open with twelve beers on tap, including flagships Trailbreak Helles Lager, Terra Noir Baltic Porter, Scioto Coast Double IPA, Beta Flash New England IPA, and Cairn Kettle Sour Saison. These flagship beers will also be available in cans when the brewery opens. Afer opening, Duncan and Vivian, both avid sour lovers, plan to start an extensive mixed fermentation sour program, which will be a large focus for their beers going forward.

As part of a commitment to keep the space family friendly, the brewery will also feature 2-4 taps of house-made soda.

“Having soda will also allow us to make beer cocktails,” said Duncan. “I’m a huge fan of mixing beers with soda or other beers to create new flavors.”

Nocterra Brewing is slated to open this October and will be located at 41 Depot Street in Powell.

photo courtesy Nocterra Brewing

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