It's been five years since we opened the taproom. We had our soft opening, Thursday night, July 17, 2015, with the help of some very patient Kickstarter friends and we welcomed the community and RAGBRAI participants on the 18th when Sioux City hosted that big event.
Every year, we've learned so much and we are so thankful for all of our customers, who are more like our friends. We are also grateful for all of our beertenders who have helped us along the way too.
In the last five years, we've expanded our hours of operation, bottling sizes, distribute to grocery stores, liquor stores and event centers and now we package four-pack cans of beer. We still continue to change our beer list almost weekly but we do bring back local favorites as much as we can.
Since we moved into our current space, we've always been in talks about expanding and in January 2020, we took over the property next door to us, putting us that much closer to Jackson Street. While, we hoped to be welcoming you into the new space on our anniversary, that isn't the case. The new space will give us an additional 30 people capacity and allow for more intimate parties for our guests. It will also bring the spaces together again and expand our brewing area and cooler, so we can make more beer. We will have more than 20 taps in house and we are also adding a water fountain.
Thanks for helping us achieve our goals of staying small enough to continue to experiment with beer but big enough to be able to package favorites to sell in the taproom and in stores.
Here's to five more years!
Dave & Tia
Jackson Street Brewing's soft opening, June 18, 2015.