Skyline Trading Company officially opened its doors in 2016 as Westfield's first full bakery, restaurant, craft beer and wine bar. Almost immediately, we outgrew the space - thanks in large part to the unbelievable support and loyalty from our customers, who we now consider our family. With Lisa and Dana's love of brewing, and Dan's tremendous skills in the kitchen, we knew we needed (and desperately wanted!) to build out a unique space to brew our own beer, bring new items to the menu, and of course have enough space to host our epic outdoor parties.
In early 2018, we found the perfect spot to call home at the former Fowler Farms/Zuber location on Southwick Road. This is where we'll be opening the brand new Skyline Beer Company - a 4,500 square foot, 97 person capacity restaurant and tasting room, with an outdoor event space, patio, and 10 barrel brewery.
After officially closing on the property in June, it's been a whirlwind of activity getting the place ready to go, and we couldn't have done it without so many of you there to help us along the way. When we say you're family, we really mean it.
The buildout is moving along quickly, and on schedule. Our exterior has been cleaned up and prepped thanks to our amazing volunteers, the interior demo's been completed, construction is underway, and the brewery and kitchen equipment is scheduled to arrive in August.
Keeping the cozy atmosphere and good vibes going is something we've prioritized in every step of the process - we've salvaged and repurposed every piece of lumber in the existing building, and brought in outside recycled lumber to give it a second life in our new space.
As for the brewing, you know we never stopped! Dana and Lisa are still hard at work brewing and testing out both old and new recipes so we're ready to roll when the doors open with 8 of our own rotating brews on tap. All of the licensing for the brewery has been submitted and is currently with the powers that be (if you've been through it before, you know how it goes!) We're expecting to receive the first round of approvals in the next month or so, and the second round not long after that.
Of course craft brews and drool-worthy food go hand in hand. Chef Dan is going to hit the ground running in the kitchen, keeping the old favorites and bringing some exciting new dishes to the menu that we'll be announcing over the coming months (seriously, you're going to be hungry just thinking about it...)
In the true spirit of everything Skyline, all of our pledge levels are named after some of our favorite hiking terms - we hope you'll enjoy some of our brand new merchandise with our new name and logo, our first mug club, and a few special opportunities that will allow you to truly leave your mark on such an important part of our family history.
From the bottom of our hearts - thank you to our community, and new friends who have become family. We can't wait to celebrate with you all in our new space. Cheers!
Risks and challenges
Receiving these funds will allow us to maintain this momentum, and keep us on track for an opening of November 2019. If funding is not reached, you won't be charged and no rewards will be distributed. We hope you'll share with friends and family and help us reach our final goal - it's been such an amazing ride so far, and we're close we can almost taste it!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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