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2/17/2013 6:01:00 AM
Kingman nanobrewery will open downtown in spring
Take home a 'growler'
JC AMBERLYN/Miner 
Tim Schritter is pictured in his fermentation room Friday. He hopes to be brewing and selling downtown by May.
JC AMBERLYN/Miner
Tim Schritter is pictured in his fermentation room Friday. He hopes to be brewing and selling downtown by May.
Doug McMurdo
dmcmurdo@kdminer.com

Forget microbreweries. Tim Schritter is bringing Kingman its first nanobrewery.

The 28-year-old Kingmanite will open the Black Bridge Brewery by May on Beale Street.

"I brew just about every style of beer," said Schritter, who has 14 different beers on tap with plans to label six more.

The difference between a microbrewery and a nanobrewery is size. Schritter said he'd produce less than three and a half barrels a batch while microbreweries brew in larger tanks.

A barrel, he said, is 31.5 gallons.

In those barrels are four different types of lagers, barley wine, porters, brown ales and black India pale ales.

Schritter is the sole proprietor of the business but plans to hire part-time help.

Here's how Black Bridge Breweries will work: Customers will come in to taste a variety of beers. When they make a choice, Schritter will pour them a half-gallon growler in a glass jug for the customer to take home.

"I don't produce enough to sell to stores," he said. He will charge about $10 a growler.

"The idea is that it's a production brewery," said Schritter.

Between now and the planned May opening, Schritter will remodel the 421 Beale Street property while he waits for his state and federal brewers licenses.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013
Article comment by: Tim Schritter

@R.,
You absolutely do not have to buy a growler. Feel free to meet up with friends and have a few pints.


Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Article comment by: Just Cause

Coming from Oregon, we're accustomed to frequenting many, many microbreweries. My wife and I have been brewing for close to twenty years now and almost can't stomach the domestic brews. They taste too much like water! Sure glad you decided to introduce Kingman to what REAL beer should taste like. Kudos Tim!

Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Article comment by: Original Southsider

It will be nice to walk to Blackbridge and have a pint. It definitely will be a plus for the downtown area. Hopefully city leaders see what is taking shape and take a lassiez-faire attitude.

Thank you Mr. Schritter for your services and know that you will have a steady patron once the doors open.


Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Article comment by: Alex Gonzalez

Good stuff Tim. I'm always hoping more things open up on Beale. Give our downtown more character. I will be there.

Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Article comment by: Susan Owen

Exciting news, congratulations! Looking forward to the grand opening!

Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Article comment by: Cristopher Matthews

This is such great news. I'm really looking forward to this brewery's success and the continued subtle revitalization of the downtown area.

Posted: Monday, February 18, 2013
Article comment by: Linda Athens

Great idea! Good luck Tim.

Beale Street is starting to perk up. This will be a great addition. Many don't realize the great antique stores we have on Beale Street so you will be able to antique and grab a growler to take home with you.


Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013
Article comment by: Tim Schritter

Thanks Patty! One slight correction though. The address is 421 Beale street. Not 410. And thanks to the Kingman Daily Miner for the recognition. It is appreciated!

[@ Tim -- I corrected the article. Sorry for the mistake. -- Web Admin]


Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013
Article comment by: Theresa Jones

You have been working so hard on this. Your passion really shows. I am extremely proud of you.

Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013
Article comment by: Finally Real Beer

Awesome! I look forward to filling some growlers! Great work, Tim!


Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013
Article comment by: Danny Baker

Great idea! This is the kind of business Downtown really needs this is a good tourist draw and great for us locals who love good brews!

Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013
Article comment by: Avg Joe

Good luck to Tim and his new venture. I personally am a "pilsner" guy, but will support the new brewery.

Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013
Article comment by: R .

I hope this isn't just a take-out place but rather an establishment where you can go to meet with friends over drinks? Barley Brothers in Lake Havasu is a good example of what this new place hopefully will be patterned after. I'm excited to see this business come to Kingman but I want it to stay and prosper.

Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013
Article comment by: julies mom julies mom

Welcome addition to the downtown area, along with offices, restaurants and a few nice shops, it will help to revitalize the old town area...Next thing is to get rid of the pawn shops and thrift/charitable organizations, disperse them throughout the rest of the city..

Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013
Article comment by: J G3

Good for you Tim. Good luck.

Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013
Article comment by: patty hertz

Yes! Along with the coffee shop that roasts it's own coffee and the soap shop that makes soaps and lotions, this nanobrewery really kicks off downtown as an artisian attraction. Best of luck to you Tim.



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