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Shane and Jacqui Creepingbear have started the Vitruvian Brewing Company, a small microbrewery in the space formerly occupied by the Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute. They hope to to provide a locally-owned produced and bottled beer, with an initial production of about 600 gallons of various types each month. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

Shane and Jacqui Creepingbear received a permit to operate a tasting room for their Vitruvian Brewing Company, a small microbrewery located at MillWorks. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

Yellow Springs’ Vitruvian Brewery sets up tasting room

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Yellow Springs Planning Commission approved a conditional use applications this week for a tasting room for Vitruvian Brewery Company located at MillWorks business park on Walnut Street. Though the business is not yet open, Vitruvian Brewing Company owners Shane and Jacqui Creepingbear have received their brewer’s license and plan to make an announcement soon about their opening, Shane Creepingbear said this week.

“We plan on having a rigorous brewing schedule that opens up the opportunity for a diverse rotating tap line,” he said.


The Creepingbears plan to have just two employees and a 685-square-foot beer tasting room with a maximum customer capacity of 49 people. MillWorks is also home to two other retail operations, including Yellow Springs Brewery and S&G Artisan Distillery. The permit was approved on condition that Vitruvian provide one handicapped space paved to the entrance and that hours of operation remain within the hours of the YS Brewery’s tap room hours, namely Wednesday–Friday, 3–10 p.m.; Saturday, 1–10 p.m.; and Sunday, 1–6 p.m. Vitruvian Brewery is located in Suite C of MillWorks and occupies a total of nearly 4,000 square feet of production and retail space.

Plan board this week also approved a food truck for Antioch University Midwest, whose campus adjacent to the Center for Business and Education on Dayton-Yellow Springs Road has no immediate access to food and drinks, other than vending machines. Plan board members John Struewing, Bill Bebko and Tim Tobey voted for the request, and Chris Till voted against, voicing concerns that the retail nature of the food truck violated the spirit of non-competition between the CBE and the central business district downtown. Planner Matt Reed was absent.  

See more on the story in this week’s News.



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