Newport on the Levee is getting a new nautical-themed brewery.
16 Lots Brewing Company in Mason has announced plans to open a new location on the banks of the Ohio River this year.
Opened in 2017, 16 Lots creates its own brews, developing everything from hazy IPAs like the Lots in My Eye PA! to The Major pilsner and fruity sours like Tiki Vibrancy. Their dog-friendly Mason location (753 Reading Road) features a large patio and offers snacks and pizza from Mad Monks Pizza.
“We’ve built an incredible consumer base in Mason and are so excited to showcase our team’s talents to a totally different clientele,” said co-owner Del Hall in a release. “The City of Newport is truly experiencing a tremendous amount of momentum and it’s so cool to be entering into this rapidly changing market at such an iconic location.”
This 7,000-square-foot location in Newport will be known as 16 Lots Southern Outpost.
According to a press release from Newport on the Levee developers North American Properties (NAP), the space is going to have a nautical theme, focusing on “travel-related design elements such as maps, globes, flags and artifacts from various cultures.” 16 Lots Southern Outpost will also feature a 2,000-square-foot outdoor patio.
The Southern Outpost will serve up craft beer, cocktails, adult slushies and “sophisticated gastropub food," per the release. Former Moerlein Lager House head brewer and 16 Lots co-owner Erich Streckfuss will be serving as brewmaster.
A live music venue, full-service restaurant and cigar lounge are also all in the works for the space, NAP says, which is planned to be constructed next to Amador, a 1980s Miami-themed Cuban restaurant set to open this year.
The project is currently expected to be completed by the winter holidays.