Region’s newest brewery to host grand opening this Saturday

The region’s newest brewery will host a ribbon-cutting and grand opening this Saturday, Sept. 23.

Heavier than Air Brewing Co. — located at 497 Miamisburg-Centerville Road in the Normandy Square Shopping Center — will unveil its first year-round beer Saturday and will be pouring a couple more of its own brews in addition to beers from other Dayton-area breweries. The ribbon-cutting is scheduled for 11 a.m., and Heavier Than Air’s founders will also offer growler-fill specials and brewery tours throughout the day.

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“Join us as we get to celebrate a couple years of hard work with everyone who helped make it possible: you!” Heavier Than Air’s founders said on its Facebook page.

Heavier Than Air will host a ribbon-cutting and grand opening Saturday, Sept. 23. Photo from Heavier Than Air Facebook page (Staff Writer)

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Heavier Than Air opened “softly” on Aug. 26, but waited a month to host a grand opening to install signage and ramp up its own brewing operation. It will serve other breweries’ offerings alongside its own.

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Brewery co-founder Nick Tarkany Sr. has been an avid home-brewery for more than a decade. The brewery will be overseen by Tarkany and his brother and co-founder Chris Tarkany, with an assist from two of Nick’s sons, Ben and Nick Jr.

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Families are welcome at Saturday’s ribbon-cutting and grand opening, and outside food “is permitted and encouraged,” Nick Tarkany said.

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Heavier Than Air is one of three southwest Ohio breweries to open in recent weeks. Lock 27 Brewing opened its new brewery and restaurant on Sept. 5 in the Delco Lofts building adjacent to the Dayton Dragons’ Fifth Third Field in downtown Dayton, and Grainworks Brewing Company hosted a grand opening on Sept. 9 in West Chester Twp. in Butler County.

Heavier Than Air will host a ribbon-cutting and grand opening Saturday, Sept. 23. MARK FISHER/STAFF (Staff Writer)

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The new brewery’s hours are 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday.

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