ALPENA, MI – Though there is still a couple of weeks of official summer left and the sign outside of the Austin Brothers Beer Company in Alpena states to watch for them in the summer of 2015, construction continues on the building at 821 W. Miller Street. Once in operation it will be a new craft brewery for northeast Michigan.
The City of Alpena passed a resolution in Februrary of 2015 for the new brewery to setup shop in town.
Austin Brothers’ Beer Company will be family owned and operated. The Austin family is originally from California. The Austin family is in the process of converting the building into a four brewery operation system.
The family plans to create a large and inviting outdoor beer garden comparable to what you would find in Germany, an indoor tasting room with a small kitchen, and a production room for the beers that will be distributed throughout Michigan. The company will produce and sell craft beer wholesale through bars, restaurants, and stores, and on-site through a self-managed tasting room and beer garden. It is expected that within the first year, visitors to the brewery will be able to enjoy about 12 beers that they plan to have on tap.
On August 6th, 2015 it was announced that the Michigan Department of Transportation awarded a grant for $300,000 which will leverage $410,290 in local matching investment, and $1.1 million in private investment.
Austin Brothers Beer Company is investing the $1.1 million to renovate an existing vacant building and install brewing equipment. They will be adding 11 new full-time production jobs.
To provide Austin Brothers access to a public road, the city will construct a new all-season road between Johnson Street and Long Lake Avenue. The current all-season route requires trucks to go north on Long Lake Road to Hamilton Road, and then west to reach US-23. The revised route will enable trucks to access US-23 via Johnson Street, which will reduce the travel distance by several miles.
The total cost of this project is $710,290. The City of Alpena is contributing $410,290 in matching funds and project-related work, or about 58 percent of the overall project cost, with the TEDF grant providing $300,000, or 42 percent of the project cost.
To apply for any of the listed positions, please deliver a completed application and resume to Austin Brothers’ Beer Company at 821 W. Miller Street, Alpena, Michigan 49707 (preferred method).
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You may also submit a completed application and resume via the Indeed website.