Ploughshare Brewing Co. will be located at 1630 P St. The taproom portion is expected to open in March and roll out a food menu. The brewery itself is expected to open in July. For more info on Ploughshare, click here.
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A Lincoln brewery's giving an old barn new life.
Ploughshare Brewing Co. spent last month razing a 130-year-old barn outside southeast Lincoln. Professional carpenters and volunteers brought it down piece by piece, and now Ploughshare hopes to use the lumber for its taproom interior.
The pine siding, the moulded battens, the posts and beams: all of it's going to be integrated into Ploughshare's interior, which aims to reflect the wholesome vibe of old-timey Nebraska. The re-purposed lumber will be strictly decorative, not structural. Once the brewery's up and running, you'll also find antique farm equipment and vintage tap towers.
“A lot of these old barns, they just get demolished,” said Matt Stinchfield, owner of Ploughshare. “This one was only a mile outside the suburban sprawl of southeast Lincoln,” so they asked the owner, “Do you mind if we take the barn down and keep the history alive?”
The rest of the business of getting the brewery up and running hasn't gone quite so smoothly, Stinchfield said.
Ploughshare originally hoped to open in late 2013, but there's been a long delay in getting all the necessary brewing equipment.
“There are just so many new breweries opening up, and the manufacturers are backed up,” Stinchfield said. “But we're working on the remodel, we have our federal permit submitted, and now we're just getting all the pieces put together.”