New Brewery near Kings Island plans more than beer

By Eric Schwartzberg, Staff Writer, Journal-News




A new brewery and taproom plans to open late this fall near Kings Island.

Sonder Brewing, which should be under construction at 8460 Duke Blvd. by late May, will offer more than just alcohol, according to partners Justin Neff, of South Lebanon, Daniel Schmerr, of West Chester Twp., and Jennifer Meissner, of South Lebanon.

Outdoor facilities for the new 16,000-square-foot business will feature two patios, a fire pit and a space for volleyball, bocce ball or a variety of other outdoor activities for both small and large parties, said Meissner, Sonder’s chief marketing officer.

It also doesn’t hurt that the outdoor area on 6.5 acres has clear sightlines to Kings Island’s nightly fireworks display, she said.

“We really want it to be a destination,” Meissner said. “We don’t want people to just come in for a half hour and leave. We’d like them to have something they can do with their family on a Saturday, or come in with 20 people after a baseball game and get some food and hang out, throw some cornhole.”

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