A group of locals is actively seeking to open Grass Valley Brewing Co. in the historic downtown, capitalizing on the boom in craft beer, Sierra Foothills Report has learned.
The group has registered the URL Grass Valley Brewing Co., filed a fictitious business name with the County, scouted out potential locations — including one on East Main Street — and consulted with the City of Grass Valley about permitting requirements.
The drawings include a tap room and small brewery that would be a gathering place. The plan is creating buzz among local brewing enthusiasts, who gather at places such as Sierra Moonshine brewing supplies in Grass Valley.
The plan to open a brewery in downtown Grass Valley comes as another plan for a two-story, 10,000 square-foot Grass Valley Brewery is being proposed at a site between Idaho Maryland Road and Whispering Pines Way, on the west side of Brunswick Road.
Grass Valley elected officials, including County Supervisor Dan Miller and City Council member Howard Levine, among others — have been seeking to bring a brewery to town — noticing the success in Nevada City with ol’ Republic Brewery and Three Forks Brewery & Baking Co., as well as the boom in craft brewing.
Ol’ Republic Brewery recently won a prestigious “best of show” honor at the California State Fair. Three Forks also won an award at the Fair.
We would welcome Grass Valley Brewing Co. and hope it can get off the ground before yearend.