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Finalizing the buildout of our new brewery, taproom and restaurant.
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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. 

Our existing location at 124 Elm Street in Downtown Westfield
Our existing location at 124 Elm Street in Downtown Westfield
Our constantly revolving craft beer tap list, which we'll maintain at the new location in addition to our own brews.
Our constantly revolving craft beer tap list, which we'll maintain at the new location in addition to our own brews.
A customer favorite, we'll have even more space to sling these tasty twists.
A customer favorite, we'll have even more space to sling these tasty twists.

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.

Our new location (and new logo!) at 98 Southwick Road in Westfield, MA
Our new location (and new logo!) at 98 Southwick Road in Westfield, MA

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.

What will soon be the tasting room and restaurant with seating for 65
What will soon be the tasting room and restaurant with seating for 65
Future home of our 10 barrel capacity brewery, directly off the patio
Future home of our 10 barrel capacity brewery, directly off the patio
Our kitchen, the future home of Chef Dan and all the bread, bacon, and cheesy delights
Our kitchen, the future home of Chef Dan and all the bread, bacon, and cheesy delights
Something tells us we're never going to get sick of that view, right off our brewery onto the patio.
Something tells us we're never going to get sick of that view, right off our brewery onto the patio.
'Clean Up Day' volunteers hard at work in June, giving the outside a much needed facelift!
'Clean Up Day' volunteers hard at work in June, giving the outside a much needed facelift!
Seriously, we cannot thank our volunteers enough...you all killed it!
Seriously, we cannot thank our volunteers enough...you all killed it!
Resident four legged family member, Simcoe, getting in on the clean up action.
Resident four legged family member, Simcoe, getting in on the clean up action.


Concrete pad and garage door installed in July, leading in to the brewery.
Concrete pad and garage door installed in July, leading in to the brewery.

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. 

We couldn't imagine a tasting room without our infamous raw edge bar, courtesy of Bill & Ed of Blandford, MA.
We couldn't imagine a tasting room without our infamous raw edge bar, courtesy of Bill & Ed of Blandford, MA.

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.

Dana, hop-ping along as always!
Dana, hop-ping along as always!
Lisa and Dana brewing with fellow brewer and Skyline family member, Mark Avery of Two Weeks Notice Brewing Company.
Lisa and Dana brewing with fellow brewer and Skyline family member, Mark Avery of Two Weeks Notice Brewing Company.

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!

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    Trail Angel Merchandise Bundle

    Represent your Skyline family in style with this bundle of our brand new merchandise - includes a t-shirt, hat, glass, leather coaster, magnet, sticker, and pin!

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    Section Hiker · Name A Beer!

    Put your creative thinking caps on, because you'll get to NAME ONE OF OUR BEERS! How awesome is that? This also includes a special private pairing dinner for you and 9 of your closest friends, courtesy of Chef Dan in our brand new restaurant.

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    Thru Hiker Package

    The ultimate Skyline family package! You'll have your named engraved on our Permanent Log Book plaque, get one year in our Mug Club, have a private pairing dinner for 10 courtesy of Chef Dan, and receive our merchandise bundle, which includes:

    · T-shirt
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    Ridge Runner · Name A Fermenter!

    Really leave your mark on our brand new brewery by naming one of our fermenters! You'll also get a private pairing dinner for 10 courtesy of Chef Dan, as well as a t-shirt, hat, glass and sticker.

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    Day Hiker · 1 Year Mug Club Membership

    Join our mug club for the first year and get an exclusive member's only mug to keep at the brewery to enjoy our house brewed beers!

    Club members will receive special brewery announcements, beer releases, and early access to event tickets and mug club membership renewal!

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