Sonder Brewing Breaks Ground on $5.5M Brewhouse and Taproom in Mason, Ohio

DEERFIELD TWP/MASON, Ohio, October 7, 2017 - Sonder Brewing celebrated the groundbreaking of their first production facility and taproom. The 15,200-square-foot, single-story building, which is being constructed by Dennis, Inc. and Versatile Construction, will hold a 30 barrel brew house with American-made equipment, 2,770-square-feet of taproom space, and a kitchen. The 6.47 acre site will also allow Sonder to scale up production on the current property if needed.  

In addition, the $5.5M project will include the development of 5,000-square-feet of outdoor patio and additional open lawn space. “Part of the excitement about our project is that not only do we want to brew high-quality craft beer, but we want to be a family-friendly destination for our community,” says Justin Neff, owner and CEO of Sonder Brewing. “As a start-up, we knew we had an unusual vision for our project,” says Neff, “Building from the ground up, in the suburbs, is not the norm for craft breweries, but we feel like it is a great fit for the ingenuity and tourism of the Mason area.”       

Sonder plans on having a few beers available year round, and will have several seasonal options. They also plan to offer sour and barrel aged beers. Sonder beer will prioritize quality and consistency while offering a wide variety of styles to appease all craft beer drinkers.


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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Brewery coming to Deerfield Township aims to be destination

By Shauna Steigerwald,  |  The Enquirer

For their Sonder Brewing, currently in the works in Deerfield Township, Jennifer Meissner, Justin Neff and Daniel Schmerr envision a place both where corporate employees will spend their happy hours and where families and friends will gather and linger....

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Sonder Brewing putting more than beer on tap in Warren County

By Brian Mains, WCPO

Posted at on 10:09 AM, Mar 21, 2017

DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio – When Sonder Brewing opens this fall in Warren County, its founders promise visitors will find more than just good craft beer on tap.

The brewery also will offer sand volleyball, a fenced-in lawn and fire pit area and a two-story outdoor patio on 6.5 acres of land at 8460 Duke Blvd. in Deerfield Township, near Kings Island.

“We wanted to be more than just a production brewery,” said Sonder Brewing president Justin Neff. “We want to have this place where Mom and Dad really feel good about coming, and your kids have fun there. Every night of the week it will have direct line of vision of the Kings Island fireworks during the summer.”

Neff, along with partners Daniel Schmerr and Jennifer Meissner, plan to begin construction on Sonder’s 16,000-square-foot indoor brewery and taproom and its outdoor facilities by late May.

The group is currently finalizing details for a U.S. Small Business Administration loan and awaiting final approval of outdoor zoning variances from the Deerfield Township Board of Trustees. The board approved the brewery project late last year, Neff said.

The brewery will have eight to 10 beers on tap and also serve cocktails and up to 16 white and red wines. It will contract out food services. The owners plan to rent out the brewery’s second floor and outdoor facilities for corporate private events.

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