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Inventors Brewpub announces expansion with new development

Great news! We wanted all Inventors fans currently on our email list to hear the news first before the Facebooks and newspapers announced it. We have been dreaming of ways to get a 10 barrel brew system and we think we found a way to do so. Adam is presenting to the City in January a proposal for a new building at 305 E Washington St in PW. The press release will be going out shortly, but you get to hear it first! #inventorsbrewpub #newdigs


Inventors Brewpub announces plans for a bigger brewery and kitchen at 305 E. Washington Street in Port Washington. According to Adam Draeger, Founder, “The evolution of an invention usually goes from version 1.0 to 2.0. The next version of our brewpub has so many improvements. We are developing a new facility closer to the heart of downtown. It will be a place where large and small groups gather in community. Imagine year-‘round special events, cultural activities, wedding receptions, great food and beverages including house-made beer and sodas. Downtown Port Washington is currently without a large meeting space for events like wedding receptions, conferences and indoor concerts. The loss of the Viking Room, Newport Shores and other iconic Port Washington venues has created a gap that needs filling.”

The new 25,000 sq. ft. two-story facility is being designed to gather sunlight during cold winter days while opening to the exterior during warmer weather. It will embrace the harbor, lake, and the surrounding neighborhood while bringing additional visitors to the downtown throughout the year. Key elements include:

• 2,000 sq. ft. 10 barrel craft brewery • 3,200 sq. ft. restaurant/bar seating 160 guests with additional outdoor seating (80 exterior dining spots) • 250 seat event space on the lower level with an additional 100 seats on the mezzanine above • Bride and Groom Rooms doubling as Green Rooms for performance groups • 8,500 sq. ft. available office space on second level

The new Inventors Brewpub facility will increase the assessed valuation of the property by approximately $5 million, boosting city tax revenues proportionately.

According to Draeger, “The expansion of our business in Port Washington is intentional. We want to continue to be a Port Washington business, support our employees and grow our offerings for our existing and future customers. We will be growing a local business, increasing options in the downtown and becoming a Great Lakes destination.

“We anticipate opening the new facility in the Spring of 2023. We will have to expand our staff substantially and anticipate the leased 8,500 sq. ft. office space will bring additional people to the downtown area on a daily basis as well.”

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