The grand opening ceremony for Queens Brewery’s new Ridgewood location probably won’t be held until after renovation is complete in September, but there may be parties at the space before that this summer.
The brewery is interested in renting out the outdoor space of its new home for events and parties to raise money to complete interior renovation of the facility.
“Building out a space does cost a lot of money and we want to raise it to get it done,” said Jason Wolf, who handles marketing for the brewery.
As part of its effort to raise money for construction costs, the brewery will also launch a Kickstarter campaign by next month. Wolf couldn’t say how much the they needed to raise yet.
After nearly two years and hundreds of thousands of pints of beers, the Queens Brewery recently announced that they were moving into a Ridgewood warehouse at 1539 Covert St., not far away from the L train Halsey Street station.
The new space boasts 2,500 square feet in two floors. The entire second floor will be used for beer production.
The first floor will be used for retail and leads into a huge backyard, which will be transformed into a beer garden.
Queens Brewery’s beers have been on tap in many bars citywide and even in Citi Field, but in the coming weeks the brewery will be introducing cans, which will be sold at grocery stores in the city, according to Wolf. Prices will vary, but they could retail for about $9.99 for a pack of four.
Wolf couldn’t announce which stores would sell the beers, but he added, “You’ll know the stores. It’ll be very easy to find these beers.”
Interior renovations for the Queens Brewery is expected to begin next month.