Last week Powell-based Ill Mannered Brewing announced they would be opening a second location in Marysville in late 2023. The taproom will be located at 117 S. Main Street, next door to the Avalon Theatre in historic Uptown Marysville. The new Ill Mannered outpost will feature a 2000 square foot taproom with a large glass garage door that opens to an outdoor courtyard with additional seating and fire pits. Aspects of the décor will reference the building’s history as a Horse Supply Shop and later a General Store. Twenty Ill Mannered Beers will be featured on draft along with cans and bottles to go. The space will also enable the brewery to expand their barrel aging program. Operations at its current location in Powell will continue, including the recent addition of a mixed culture (sour) beer program started in its original small location.
Four years ago, on episode 11 of the Pat’s Pints/All Things Beer podcast, co-founder and head brewer Tom Ayers mentioned that if the brewery was to expand the next logical step would be opening a second taproom. It seems those plans have finally come to fruition. In a press release Ayer’s had the following to say about the choice of Marysville for the new Ill Mannered taproom.
“We love being a small neighborhood brewery in Powell, and have had amazing support for the past seven years here. As we grew and looked to expand, we felt the best fit was to open a second location in another community to continue our neighborhood brewery mantra. Our beer has always been well received at local bars and restaurants in the Marysville area so it seemed like a natural fit. We can’t wait to be part of the wonderful Marysville community.”
The strategy of opening satellite taprooms has become a popular theme for craft brewers in Central Ohio and beyond. Despite the recent closure of their original downtown Columbus location, North High Brewing now has six taprooms in Ohio and two in Indiana, in addition to a new Westerville location scheduled to open in late summer. Seventh Son and Wolf’s Ridge both operate satellite bars/taprooms, albeit with themes quite different from their original locations. Heath-based Homestead Brewing has also embraced this model with satellite locations in Newark, Delaware. and most recently Marysville. In fact, the Ill Mannered and Homestead taprooms in Uptown Marysville will be right across the street from one another.
Some architectural renderings of the patio, taproom and building as shown from the street (left-to-right) are shown below. Click on an image to expand it.