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Bavette la Boucherie’s Karen Bell has teamed with former Colectivo director of coffee George Bregar to open Company Brewing in the Stonefly space at 735 E. Center St., in Riverwest.
The new brew pub will feature a range of craft ales and lagers and what a press release calls, "an innovative, yet approachable food menu built around nose-to-tail cooking."
Stonefly is expected to close by the end of the month.
Perhaps among the most notable news in all this is that Bregar is leaving Colectivo after next week. For years, he has been involved in selecting and blending beans as the green coffee buyer and previously he worked as a roaster at Colectivo, where his polished skills will surely be missed.
Bregar was also instrumental in introducing craft beer to Colectivo.
"Our goal is to provide food and beer offerings that will encourage regular visits from our neighbors, while earning a reputation for quality that attracts guests from all over. We look forward to connecting with the community in which we work, providing entertainment and nourishment and fostering good company," Bregar said in a statement today.
Bregar will focus on the beer and Bell will run the restaurant side of Company Brewing.
"Company Brewing pays homage to food that is produced according to old world traditions sourcing only the best and most responsible ingredients, taking our time with them, and using proper techniques. Company Brewing is also a tribute to craftsmanship, and we embrace a culture that celebrates the process of honing one’s craft," said Bell in the release.
"The menu will be creative and playful, while remaining approachable," Bell added. "We feel…Read more...