If you haven’t heard already, Milan is getting it’s own brewery. Ypsilanti home brewer, Brad Sancho will soon be living the dream all home brewers hope to eventually graduate to. Brad has been home brewing for around 6 years using a 10 gallon all-grain system he built in his garage. He’s making the career transition from mechanical engineering to brewer/business owner.
The brewery is located right off of US-23 and just east of downtown Milan at 440 County Street. When asked why he chose Milan, Brad responded ” I wanted the intimacy of a small town brewery, but also the potential for growth.” “I wanted to start my businees in a town did not yet have a local brewery.” “The folks in Milan have been very supportive.” “I currently live in Ypsilanti, and have lived in the area my whole life.”
As far as styles that will be on tap at OGBC, it sounds like hop heads will be in heaven. “I am a definite hop head, thus IPA is tops on the list for me.” Brad said. “Unfortunately the current hop “crisis” is going to put a severe damper on a plan for an IPA at the pub. ” “My exact line is not finalized and will be dictated by what hops I can obtain.” “I have secured some Hallertau hops, so an Altbier is going to be on the line-up. I plan to have 4-5 regular beers plus a specialy tap.”
The real question is; when will it open? “My fingers are crossed for an opening in March as early as possible.” Brad said. “Wish me luck.”