Second Swanton Brewery Opens on the Same Weekend

This past Sunday afternoon, just two days after the grand opening of the Heavy Wheelhouse Brewery in Oak Openings Metropark, a second on-site brewery, Oncore Brewing, held a soft opening for family members, friends, investors and several local business owners. 

The owners are Keith Baker and Dale Black, both of whom have been home brewing for many years.  Keith serves as the Head Brewer as well as the business’s contractor, having been in the construction and contracting industry since 1999.  Dale provides a lot of financial backing in addition to his brewing experience.

The name of the business, Oncore Brewing, is a tribute to Keith’s late father, Kenny, who was a drummer in local bands around the Rising Sun, Ohio area.  Both Keith and Kenny shared a passion for music and beer.  At the end of a gig, Kenny’s band would play an encore after he would announce, “One More N We’re Goin!”  The “E” in encore is replaced by an “O” which represents the power button on the sound equipment used by the band members.

You can see more of the tribute reflected in the interior design and their outside marquee and with their beer tap handles, which are all drum sticks.  The grand opening will take place sometime in July once they receive their occupancy permit.  Oncore Brewing is located at 14249 Airport Highway in Swanton in a small strip mall just west of McDonalds that also includes Subway, Twisted Nutrition and Ko’s Garden restaurant.

Click on the link above to access photos from the soft opening.

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