Kingman nanobrewery will open downtown in spring

Take home a 'growler'

JC AMBERLYN/Miner<br> 
Tim Schritter is pictured in his fermentation room Friday. He hopes to be brewing and selling downtown by May.

JC AMBERLYN/Miner<br> Tim Schritter is pictured in his fermentation room Friday. He hopes to be brewing and selling downtown by May.

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.