Updated: March 5, 2013 11:58AM
WINFIELD — The owners of Four Feathers Brewing presented their plans for a microbrewery at the Feb. 26 Town Council meeting.
The two brewmasters are Jason Lacny and Colin Oswald. They, along with their wives, Beth Lacny and Kimberly Oswald, are the owners of the company.
They are working to get a lease finalized in the same building as Ancient Ink Tattoo Studio on the south side of 109th Avenue and across the street from Centier Bank.
The place they are looking at obtaining was formerly Nikos Restaurant, according to Rick Anderson, the town’s clerk-treasurer.
The location is well suited for the proposed business operations, according to the owners. The operation they are looking at includes onsite small-batch beer production and a retail taproom. The taproom will allow patrons to enjoy beer by the glass or purchase 64-ounce growlers for carryout.
Right now they are looking at the taproom being open on Fridays, Saturday and Sundays for six to eight hours per day.
The fall would be the earliest possible opening, Beth Lacny said.
She said that first they have to get the lease in place, see if they need a special-use variance from the town, then order the brewing kettles and other specialty equipment. Then they have to brew enough beer to be able to open the doors.
They intend to produce craft ales and lagers. All four owners attended Purdue University together in West Lafayette.
The plan for this foursome is having the taproom open to grow the business for between two to five years.
Then their business plan has phase twp — to expand into a full production brewing facility also located in Winfield, and at the same time maintain the original taproom location. The production brewery would allow packaging in cans, bottles, and kegs.