Wellspent Brewing Co. reopens Feb. 15 in Midtown

Wellspent Brewing Co. makes its return to its original Midtown space at 2917 Olive St., Saturday, Feb. 15, head brewer Kyle Kohlmorgen has confirmed.

As Sauce reported in November, Kohlmorgen had closed Wellspent in August 2019, but announced that he sold the brewery to local entrepreneur Eben Shantz and it would reopen this year.  

Kohlmorgen said when Wellspent opens doors next Saturday, it will have 10 beers on tap and more. “[A lot of] the same things we were doing. We have tamales from The Tamale Man,” he said. “We’ll have some bottles for sale, as well.”

He said the new beer list will be a mix of old favorites and new ideas. “We have some returning favorites. Two new versions of our ‘On the Bright Side’ series. A sour beer. A new type of lager – a light American style lager,” he said. “And a few surprises.”

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Kohlmorgen said the updated beer program will include a robust list of barrel-aged beers and stouts. “We just pulled out a double-barrel quad that we’ll release soon,” he said. “In the next few months, there will be a few barrels of barrel-aged stout that will be bottled, and a few batches of our barrel-aged sour beer that we’re working on.”

The original Wellspent had a strong event program, including film and trivia nights. “Full steam ahead. The movies will return,” Kohlmorgen said. He said the brewery is looking to hire a head of hospitality to work on taproom events and public and private parties. 

The brewery will seat around 80 inside and about 100 outside. Hours will be 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. 

Adam Rothbarth is the staff writer at Sauce Magazine.