MAD Brewing Company is coming to Medina’s historic Foundry entertainment complex, home of Foundry Social and High Voltage Karting, and will offer independent brewers a “Guest Brewmaster” opportunity to use the brewing facility and its taps to increase their awareness in Northeast Ohio.
The entrepreneurs behind Foundry Social and High Voltage Karting, Greg Cordray, Steve Madden, Brian Fontanella and Gene Whaley, are thrilled to announce that MAD Brewing will open inside Foundry Social in early 2020. The brewery is called MAD Brewing to reflect its owners’ value of Making A Difference, as the new venture can make a difference by giving independent brewers access to the beer-loving Medina County market; valuable exposure a brewer might not have had before now.
“We had plans to have an on-site microbrewery inside Foundry Social,” says Greg Cordray, “but circumstances changed and we had to alter our plans, but we are really excited about this ‘guest brewmaster’ concept. MAD Brewing will select a brewer to take over the brewery and its taps one month at a time. We believe this will help create a more robust local brewing community and give Foundry Social guests an exciting array of new and ever-changing craft beers to experience.”
MAD Brewing will also create a small selection of its own beers which will be available at its facility inside Foundry Social, and one of the beers from each monthly guest brewmaster will remain on tap for 3 months to allow them to reach the Medina County market and increase the awareness of their brand.
When MAD Brewing opens in early 2020, it will be located within Foundry Social, a vibrant and electric emporium of fun and games such as duckpin bowling, billiards, bocce, and video games, as well as a full kitchen and a full-service bar. Private event rooms are also available, large enough to manage gatherings of up to 150 people with smaller event rooms for more intimate parties and events.
MAD Brewing is looking for independent brewers to become part of its guest brewmaster program. If you are interested, please fill out an application.