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A Gathering Place

 

Located in Millstadt, Il. Millpond Brewing & Incubator is focused on local brewers.

Photos by TIM BOTTCHEN

Following in his mother and fathers’ entrepreneurial footsteps, Bryan always knew he wanted to own an establishment in his hometown of Millstadt, IL.  After spending 9 years homebrewing, winning several awards and becoming well versed in the craft beer world, Bryan and Lizzy Schubert decided it was time to take the leap and turn a passion into a profession, Millpond Brewing & Incubator. 

The concept of Millpond Brewing & Incubator was developed alongside his brother in law Jeremy Schueler.  Taking a different approach, Millpond Brewing and Incubator will offer beers professionally brewed by Bryan, but also provides an opportunity for homebrewers to brew their recipes and offer it for sale to the public.  Homebrewers are a creative, passionate, and extremely talented bunch but can’t efficiently showcase their talents to the masses and Bryan hopes to change that, while also offering the public his approach to brewing. 

Millpond Brewing & Incubator’s focus is and always will be on improving our community, focusing on local brewers and ingredients.  Bryan and Lizzy hope to be able to welcome you soon. 

 

Phone

(618) 476-9933

 

Location

308 E Washington
Millstadt, IL 62260

 

Hours

M Closed
Tu-W 3p - 10p
Th-Sa Noon–11p
Su Noon–7p

 
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Where did you get the name “Millpond Brewing and Incubator”?

The town of Millstadt has strong roots as a farming and milling community. At one time the town boasted three mills, and in a rare arrangement, these three mills shared the same millpond. In communities such as Millstadt, the millpond was a place for fun. In the summertime residents of the community would swim, fish, have picnics, and hold family gatherings at the millpond. In the wintertime they would skate on the frozen water and sled on its banks. Millponds became the first, defacto, city parks. Incubator – this portion pays homage to our homebrewing roots, and allows the community of strong homebrewers in the area to showcase their talents to their peers

Will you have food?

We hope to offer food soon through Millpond by leasing a space to a well-established, much-loved restaurant.  In the meantime, you can order and bring in food, including food from any of Millstadt’s local establishments (Ott’s,  Mariachi’s, Breadeaux, Papa Vitos, Smokin K’s, sorry if we missed anyone) and we will have food trucks on select days until the food service through the brewery is ready.

Do you have a private party space?

We are ironing out the details, but we do have a private party space and patio that is available.  Please email info@millpondbrewing.com for information.  At this time the space can accommodate up to 30 individuals. 

How do I sign up to brew my recipe at Millpond Brewing and Incubator?

We are working on a formal application. In the meantime, please email us. In your email please give us your brewing history as well as the style of beer you would be interested in brewing. No need to provide us with a recipe at this time.