WARSAW — HopLore Brewing announced Monday, Aug. 12, plans to open the company’s second location along Argonne Road corridor in Warsaw.
“This announcement represents more than a year of planning for this next step in the HopLore Brewing journey,” said co-founder Stefan King, “Our second location will greatly expand our brewing capacity so that we can meet growing demand.”
The announcement was made by Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation.
The company is leasing space at 501 Junction, a multi-tenant industrial building south of Durbin Road with a modern renovation at 501 Argonne Road in what is known as the gateway district between Warsaw and Winona Lake.
“The demand for beer, not just in our community but elsewhere, meant opening another location to keep up with the demand,” King said. He described the new location as a tasting room rather than a brewpub.
“We are thrilled to welcome HopLore Brewing to Warsaw and look forward to toasting their success,” said Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer, “The work underway at 501 Argonne is a great example of the redevelopment we continue to support in our community.”
HopLore Brewing plans to start beer production this fall and open a taproom by the end of the year. King and co-founder Joseph Hull will partner with another firm to offer food service onsite.
The company will maintain its original location at the Old Leesburg Mill near the town of Leesburg. The facility was opened in spring 2017 and has since drawn visitors from nearly thirty states.
Since its founding in 2016, HopLore has earned a gold medal at the World Beer Championships, a bronze medal at the Brewers Cup and multiple People’s Choice awards.
“HopLore brings an environment of community and comradery that we believe will add to the development of our facility,” said 501 Junction developer Dean Avey, “We are excited to have HopLore anchor our co-working, office and unique event spaces.”
501 Junction has been remodeled with a modern industrial design, houses multiple small businesses and will begin offering co-working space this fall.
HopLore will least the warehouse on the north end of the building.