Owners & Brewmasters: Andy & Amanda Conrad
Year Started: Hoping to open late October 2017
Hoping to open with a cream ale, pale ale, pumpkin chai stout, brown ale, cascadian dark ale and Belgian.
We will have several seasonal brews, but a very special seasonal brew that will come out every May will be our “Happy Sappy,” brewed only with sap from our family’s 100-plus-year-old sugar maple trees. It is normally higher than12% ABV and has some nice spices complemented by our farm’s very own maple syrup.
The Story So Far
We have been homebrewers for the past 10 years. While traveling out West for our jobs, we saw the trend and positive impact that craft breweries had on their communities. The original plans were for our brewery to be in the old 1800’s T-Barn on our family farm in Minerva.
Unfortunately, it burned to the ground, so we spent the next several years planning and looking for the perfect location. We then met a couple who owns Minerva’s first gas station who also was very interested in the idea of a brewery coming to town.
Our taproom will be the combination of historical gas station as well as every piece of wood we were able to salvage from our barn. Look for awesome live music on the weekends and lots of cool events during the week. Local artwork will be featured throughout the brewery including tables to purchase from our friend and general contractor Ross Blair.
232 N Market St., Minerva | sandyspringsbrewery.com