A downtown Auburn restaurant will soon begin serving its own beer — but its owners are no strangers to brewing.
The Copper Pig BBQ & Taproom owners Dawn and Marc Schulz said Friday that their 10 E. Genesee St. restaurant is on track to begin serving four house beers by the beginning of 2018. The Schulzes said it will be a “gypsy brewing” operation, meaning they will hire brewers to make batches of Copper Pig beer at other breweries, not one of their own.
Gypsy brewing will allow the Schulzes to avoid investing in production equipment, which would also be difficult to fit inside The Copper Pig, they said. As opposed to contract brewing — in which breweries produce batches for other, usually smaller breweries — gypsy brewers (Grimm, Evil Twin) are given access to a brewery’s equipment and retain complete control over their product.