Red Salamander owner Karl Glarner is ready to start selling the beer he’s been perfecting for years.
Next June, Glarner will open a 10,000 square foot brew pub in Grand Ledge. The new brew pub (Glarner isn’t ready to unveil the name of it quite yet), will be in the former Trinity Covenant Church on 902 E. Saginaw Highway.
“I can’t think of another location that would serve us better,” Glarner says. “I think this will also be a destination. It’s right near M-100 and Saginaw, and for the people who work in Lansing but live in west Lansing, this will be a great place for them to stop off and have a beer after work.”
Glarner and his partner, Tolin Annis, have to renovate the church to make it suitable for a brew pub. In September, Glarner plans to move his Grand Ledge-based beer and wine making supply store, the Red Salamander, into the basement of the church. The 5,000 square feet of new space will allow Glarner to expand his wine selections and his other products.
“We don’t have our beer list yet, but we have our favorite recipes and we’ll probably start with those,” Glarner says. Glarner wants to have 25 beers on tap when the brew pub opens. “The theme will be all Michigan beer. We won’t have Bud and we won’t have Miller.”
Source: Karl Glarner, Red Salamander
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