Craft brewing has taken the world by storm, creating a vibrant culture of creative and exciting local beers. Though there are countless craft breweries spread all throughout the country, each one reflects the character and traditions of its local community.
Mansfield, Ohio is no stranger to the craft brewing craze.
Although there are several breweries in the communities encircling Mansfield, the city's own Phoenix Brewing Co. is its only microbrewery. A microbrewery is a small brewery that produces no more than 15,000 barrels of beer every year and sells most of its output in its own local area.
Mansfield's last local brewery closed down in 2002, leaving locals traveling to neighboring cities when they wanted to enjoy the latest craft beer trends. Like the mythical firebird that serves as its namesake, Phoenix represents the return of the craft brewing tradition to Mansfield.
But it goes even further than that.
As with so many things in real estate, location is key when it comes to brewhouse success. Many new brands focus on finding a fun, quirky place to site their endeavor. For Phoenix, the perfect selection was a very unexpected one: A historic, century-old funeral home.
The mortuary was a source of gossip for townsfolk since the 1930s, when it fell on hard times and rumors of haunting started to emerge. Since Phoenix arrived in 2013 it has been transformed into a fun and happening gathering place.
Phoenix Brewing Co. is known for thematic brews with striking flavor. Thousands of tourists visiting famous Shawshank Trail have been introduced to the handcrafted Redemption IPA. Seasonal Rooftop Lager is paired with regional foods and wines all year around.
From humble beginnings, Phoenix has expanded to a complete brewery with tour experience, a tasting room, outdoor patios, and a growing number of taps. It features Wi-fi access, a gift shop, and accessible features for disabled patrons.
Guests are encouraged to order food from the local restaurants or get meals from the assortment of food trucks frequently found outside the brewery.
It currently opens Wednesday to Sunday with extended hours on the weekends. Live musicians perform every Saturday and Sunday as well as on special occasions.
Back in 2016, Phoenix expanded its capacity in hopes of providing a consistent stock of its six classic brews all throughout the year. Ultimately, mass production of bottled beer is in the brand's future. Its team also continues to develop new brews regularly.
Locals and travelers alike are encouraged to visit:
Phoenix Brewing Company
131 North Diamond Street
Mansfield, OH 44902
Phoenix Brewing is just one example of the many colorful and innovative small businesses that have sprung up around Mansfield in recent years. This city of about 50,000 people has plenty to offer new grads, established professionals, and growing families.
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