A new brewery will soon open its doors on the west side, here's what we know.

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New Life to an Old Building

Sitting near Barker and the Lloyd Expressway sits a building that is about to have new life brought to it! The building was once just used as the University of Southern Indiana's scene, prop, and costume storage for their theater program.

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According to an article on USI.edu in 2018 the university board of trustees authorized the sale of this building.  Here's what USI had to say about the building and its use:

After reviewing bids, the Board authorized the sale of property at 96 N. Barker Avenue in Evansville. The property had previously been utilized by USI Theatre as a scene shop and costume shop but was being utilized solely for storage following the opening of the USI Performance Center, a state-of-the-art 300-seat facility on the USI campus, in 2015.

The building at one point became a church, but now there is a plan in motion for this building to eventually become Evansville's newest brewery!

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Barker Brewhouse is Ready to Open Its Doors

Sooner, rather than later we'll be able to try out the newest addition to Evansville's craft beer scene, as Barker Brewhouse announced they will be hosting their grand opening on March 31st.

I don't know about you, but another place to grab a locally brewed beer?  I'm here for it! I feel like you can always tell a lot about a city when you check out its local breweries.  When my husband and I go out of town the first thing we do is look up local breweries and try them out.   Breweries usually have a great casual atmosphere, and it's cool to try new beverages.

Neon sign for craft beer

Here is what Barker Brewhouse said on Facebook:

We guess it's time that everyone heard it straight from the dogs mouth...
We opened our doors to the public last Tuesday without any notice or announcement. We figured word would travel fast, but wow! Evansville, particularly the west side, showed up in masses to see what we're all about. We are thrilled with the excitement and positive response from everyone who had a chance to visit this past week.
If you have been patiently waiting on a post to announce our grand opening, this is it. Friday, March 31st is our official ribbon cutting with our friends at Evansville Regional Economic Partnership! Later that evening Paradise Pizza will be serving up their delicious food from 5:00 - 8:00.
We will be open during our regular business hours (posted on our page) all week. Stop in, check it out and grab a cold one!
Congratulations on the grand opening Barker Brewhouse! Can't wait to stop in for a pint!

Evansville Area Breweries

There's nothing better than sitting on the patio and enjoying an ice-cold locally brewed beer. Here's where you can do just that in the Evansville area.

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