Bradenton to be home for Motorworks Brewing
February 21, 2013 by Sarah
Plans were recently approved by the Bradenton City Council to bring Motorworks Brewing, the largest full production craft brewery in the area, to downtown Bradenton. No doubt flyer printing and poster printing will be used by the brewery to let customers and potential customers know they are coming to Bradenton.
The business will have a 4,300 square foot taproom, a beer garden and patio outdoors, and a brewery with a capacity of 30 barrels once it is in full production, with lines for bottling and kegs, and refrigerated storage. The taproom is planned to open this spring and brewery operations sometime during the fall.
According to Sharon Hillstrom, chief executive officer and president of the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corp, Manatee County will be investing $30,000 in the business as it is expected to generate 30 new jobs in the town over the next five years. Executive Director of Bradenton’s Downtown Development Authority, David Gustafson, estimates that the brewery will have a $1.8m economic impact over the next five years and will make a large contribution to the developments that are occurring in that downtown area of Bradenton.
The founder and vice-president for operations, Frank Tschida, said that he plans to bring in a head brewer with a great of experience and make the brewery first class. He added that his plans include distributing products across the United States and making it a tourist destination with tours, a beer garden, and a taproom for tasting.