Live life, do good, and drink beer. That’s the idea behind Sharonville’s first craft brewery a group of friends teamed up to open after deciding life was too short to wait on their dreams. Keep reading to drink up the details.
Tom Schaefer, Mark Buchy, Tim Tollins, Terry Krieg, and Tom Collins love making beer. They love it so much that they opened Sharonville’s first craft brewery, Third Eye Brewing.
“We have been making beer and other hand-crafted beverages for friends and family for over 20 years,” says Krieg. “It is a labor of love that we want to share with you in a casual yet inspiring local setting where folks just want to chill and have a good time.”
The goal at Third Eye Brewing is to create a range of beers and other handcrafted beverages to meet a wide variety of tastes, even for non-beer drinkers. “This has been a dream for quite a while and life is too short to wait for ‘someday,’” says Krieg.
For founder Tom Collins and his wife Bonnie (who keeps a behind-the-scenes Facebook Page called The Brewery Wife), the “life is too short” sentiment is all too real. After recently losing their 14-year-old daughter Maya to a rare form of leukemia, they created the Live Like Maya Foundation in her honor. Third Eye Brewing Company is sponsoring the Live Like Maya Foundation with merchandise sold at the brewery and on the brewery website, as part of their “Live life, do good, and drink beer” mission.
At Third Eye Brewing, they are on a mission to help everyone open their “mind’s eye” to a world of new possibilities, one pint at a time. Third Eye Brewing is located in Sharonville’s Northern Lights District and features a large, open taproom with plenty of outdoor space including a covered patio that can be used all year long.
Krieg says the founders at Third Eye Brewing are adamant about trying new things, and the experimentations that go along with them. So, Krieg explains, the brews are just that: a variety of new things and experimentations. The newly opened brewery wants to land on recipes that will not only become popular brews, but they also want input from customers to determine what those permanent brews will be.
“We actually love the idea of creating our beers together with the community,” says Krieg. “We offer a wide range of styles from the latest trendy IPAs to more traditional, European-inspired lagers, ales, and even a few ciders. Our goal is to make sure everyone finds a favorite or two that they can call their own.”
Although the taproom is now open, Third Eye Brewing wants customers to take note of COVID-19 guidelines. “We ask that upon entry, you see our hostess to be seated,” says Krieg. “Once you are assigned a table, please stand in line in our floor stickers to place your order at the bar. Runners will bring your food to your table. You must be seated to eat and drink. All tables are 6 feet apart, all staff are wearing masks, and dogs are not permitted at this time. Your safety is our highest priority.”
Third Eye Brewing is open Wednesday and Thursday from 4-10pm, Friday and Saturday from 12pm-11pm, and Sunday from 12-8pm. The kitchen closes one hour before the taproom. They are located at 11276 Chester Road in Sharonville.