While the idea to open a microbrewery originated in 2005 (when Bert and Christian brewed their first beer together), the concept of brewing and enjoying delicious beer is rooted in our family history. It’s a huge part of our family traditions and heritage that can be traced all the way back to the Old World. It was through honoring our family’s roots, as well as our love of craft beer, that Common Roots Brewing Company was born. Our beers intermix old world traditions with new world inspirations. Since opening our taproom doors for the first time in December of 2014, we have produced a variety of beer styles that we feel will appeal to any craft beer consumer.
On March 25, 2019 our original brewery suffered a devastating fire. The fire was ruled accidental and, thankfully, no one was injured. Sadly, our beloved building could not be saved and a complete demolition was determined to be the best path forward. Within hours of the fire, our community rallied behind us and held countless events to support our employees and rebuilding effort. Our friends in the brewing industry offered up their extra brewing space to keep our beer flowing until we could resume our own brewing operations again. To keep our company intact, we found a temporary space near the original brewery. Within weeks we were open and brewing small batch beers and serving customers in the temporary space.
Over the next year and a half, we designed and constructed a new facility on the site of the original building. In June 2020, we moved into our new space. The new brewery and taproom is more energy and production efficient. The expanded new taproom and bier garden were designed to enhance the total craft brewery experience for all our customers. The new space now boasts a full service restaurant, special event room and expanded bier garden. Although, due to current conditions, we are currently only open for takeout sales…we look forward to being fully open for on-premise service and dining in the near future!