By Rick Armon
Sonder Brewing Co. is gearing up for its grand opening Oct. 27.
The new Mason brewery will have on seven beers and a cider on tap to welcome the first customers. Here’s the initial rundown:
• Belgian Wit, 5.4 percent
• Kölsch, 4.8 percent
• Kölsch with coffee, 4.8 percent
• Pale Ale, 5.3 percent
• IPA, 6.2 percent
• New England IPA, 6.6 percent
• Tiramisu Stout, 8.1 percent
• Cherry Apple Cider, 5.7 percent
Co-founder Justin Neff is particularly fond of the Tiramisu Stout, which is made with coffee and vanilla.
“It just really came together beautifully,” he said. “I have no other word for it other than special. We think it’s a beer that people will get excited that we are tapping.”
Other beers — made by brewers Chase Legler and Luke Shropshire on the 30-barrel Quality Tank Solutions brewing system — will follow. Legler, who came from New Glarus Brewing in Wisconsin, designed the three-vessel system.
Neff said Legler and Shropshire, who formerly brewed at Mt. Carmel and Streetside, form a great partnership because of Legler’s experience and Shropshire’s passion for “crazy and sour beers.”
“Their partnership has people excited about our beers and rightfully so,” Neff said.
The Sonder team is excited to open the doors to the 16,000-square-foot brick and glass brewery, which sits on 6.5 acres along Duke Boulevard near Kings Island. The brewery features a large outdoor patio and outdoor space, with bocce ball and cornhole.
Sonder also will have a full kitchen, with the food service run by a separate entity. The brewery wasn’t prepared to announce the food partnership just yet.
“We have done a lot of different things to our facility to make it a place that people feel they can hang out and be there all day long even if they aren’t drinking beer,” Neff said.