Roosters has officially opened its “B Street Brewery” after a year-long wait. Owners Kim and Pete Buttschardt announced the brewery and taproom about a year ago and have been working hard to dot the I’s and cross the T’s to open the doors and people are loving it. They are rolling out all sorts of delicious brews and tastes.
Roosters B Street Brewery is in the new “Trackline” area and business complex north of 24th Street and B Avenue in Ogden. It’s next to the Ogden River Parkway and is a start to a revitalization of a whole new part of Ogden.
This brewery signals a shift to a large-scale canning operation, something different than the two breweries on Ogden’s 25th Street and in Layton, Roosters’ other two locations. “The two small breweries in Ogden and Layton have been at capacity for the last couple of years,” Pete said. This new brewery will meet some supply and demand patrons have been seeking. “In order to keep the shelves stocked and expand, we’ve been working to create a dedicated production facility and add canning to our operation. This new location is our answer,” Pete added.
Roosters is no stranger to trying new things and new locations. The owners opened the first Rooster Brewing Company in 1995 on Historic 25th Street where it featured elevated pub fare and became a unique gathering place for the community and visitors alike. They then opened a second location and brewery in Layton and launched a bottled high-point label available in Utah liquor stores.
Because there is a taproom, there is a new alcohol license – “B.” It is a licensed bar, meaning patrons must be 21 or older. Customers can now enjoy a craft beer, cocktail or glass of wine. Choices range from a variety of Roosters beers on tap, high points in a bottle and some guest taps. Right now those include Kiitos, Fisher Brewing and Mountain West Hard Ciders.
“The menu is evolving. The taproom, it’s supposed to be fun and about trying something different, a season brew, a rotating guest tap, I want the food to match that and be changing too,” Pete noted.
And for those who love the Roosters restaurants, they have nothing to fear. Those locations will remain open. The B Street Brewery is an additional brewing facility with some seasonal outdoor seating and a casual menu. The full-service restaurants will carry on with craft beer brewed on site. B Street has a bit of a different feel.
According to Kym, a grand opening party is on the horizon, but no date is specified yet. “We are known for hosting fun events and have some plans to share the Roosters we love. We just have a few more logistics with the new building, taproom and brewery to figure out. When all the moving parts are in sync, we will have an opening celebration weekend,” Kym said with enthusiasm.