Good City Brewing, a micro-brewery and tap room, will open in the summer of 2016 in the former Crank Daddy’s Bicycle Works, 2108 N. Farwell Ave. The space has been vacant for five years.
The brewery, which could open as early as June, will include a 17 barrel production system, public taproom and full-service kitchen. It will open with 8-10 different kinds of beer.
According to the website, Good City will feature "a new kind of urban taproom with the same meticulousness that we use to brew our beer. The result is an open concept brewery where customers will feel like they are a part of the brewing process."
Andy Jones, who oversaw operations at Lakefront Brewery for seven years, is Good City’s co-owner and brewmaster. Jones, a graduate of the UC-Davis Master Brewers Program, also brewed at Goose Island Brewing in Chicago.
Jones’ co-founders include David Dupee of CraftFund and local real estate developer Dan Katt. Dupee and Katt are longtime friends, East Side residents and have business experience in the craft beer industry.
"We are grateful that Milwaukee recognizes the opportunity in craft beer and the positive impact breweries have in their neighborhoods and beyond. We’ve wanted an urban brewery in the East Side area ever since 2009 when we made the intentional decision to put down roots here, so it is exciting to make it a reality," says Dupee.
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.