FORT WAYNE (Inside INdiana Business) – Chapman’s Brewing Co. is planning to build a flagship brewery and taproom at the Electric Works mixed-use innovation district in downtown Fort Wayne. The brewery says the location will also serve as its headquarters, housing its corporate office and research and development operations.
The brewery is expected to open next fall as part of the districts $286 million first phase.
“We believe in Electric Works – what the campus has meant to Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana, and the center of gravity it will become as the vision turns into reality,” Scott Fergusson, founder of Chapman’s Brewing Co., “Our new headquarters will have a totally unique, artisanal look and feel, and we want to bring our customers into the heart of it. We will capitalize on the energy and innovation at Electric Works, while continuing to serve customers throughout the region online, at our thriving brewery and taproom in Angola, and our regional taprooms in Columbia City, Huntington, Wabash, and at Fort Wayne International Airport.”
Chapman’s Brewery says it will occupy Building 27 at Electric Works. The brewery and taproom will offer family-friendly dining and retail space.
“Chapman’s flagship brewery concept fits perfectly with the vision of making Electric Works a vibrant and active 18-hour place, tying in with the spirit of innovation and creativity that is native to Electric Works,” said Jeff Kingsbury of Ancora, the lead developer of Electric Works. “Chapman’s will be a destination for all those who visit and work at the Electric Works campus.”
Earlier this year, Electric Works unveiled plans for Union Street Market, which is expected to be northeast Indiana’s first food hall and public market.