Warped Wing Brewing Company (WWBC) is excited to announce its plan to open a full-scale production craft brewery in the heart of downtown Dayton. The new brewery will be located at 26 Wyandot Street, former site of the Buckeye Brass & Iron Foundry, circa 1911. Scheduled to launch in late 2013, Warped Wing will brew and distribute its draught and canned beers to restaurants, taverns, and retailers throughout Dayton and surrounding markets.
Warped Wing is operated by four Co-Founders (pictured left to right): Joe Waizmann, President, John Haggerty, Brewmaster, Nick Bowman, Sales & Marketing and Mike Stover, CFO.
The WWBC team believes their passion for craft beer coupled with their extensive industry experience will bring a unique approach to the local beer scene. We also share enthusiasm for local community development and are committed to bringing back well-crafted beers that Daytonians and Ohioans can embrace.
- Warped Wing will distinguish itself through its brewing philosophy inspired by Dayton’s rich history of innovation and invention. WWBC is committed to bringing that same spirit forward into today’s American craft beer scene by introducing new proprietary beer styles and brewing their own “warped” interpretations of existing styles. Warped Wing will also maintain a focus on creating unique seasonal and specialty beers.
- Their brewing philosophy is shaped around co-founder, John Haggerty’s lifelong passion for the art and science of brewing. A German educated brewmaster, John brings two decades of commercial brewing expertise to WWBC. His career in brewing has spanned small and large breweries in the U.S. Haggerty states “As far as brewing philosophy goes we are essentially going to make well-balanced beers that show off the various ingredients when appropriate (i.e. hoppy when it is supposed to be hoppy and malty when it is supposed to be malty, etc., etc.) Additionally, we will follow sound production theory butwill take liberties and break rules regarding process and recipe formulation when it makes sense and is appropriate to do so.”
- Their desire to give a nod to Ermal Fraze, inventor of the pop-top can in Dayton.
- The portability of cans provides customers convenience and easier access to more beer occasions.
- The 16 ounce traditional pint offers our retail customers with limited draught space the ability to serve a true pint of Warped Wing beer. Waizmann adds, “We hope our cans will also inspire our beer friends to dust off their pint glass collections at home”
In addition to distributing their beer, WWBC will feature an industrial-style Tasting Room where guests can enjoy Warped Wing beers. Customers are also welcome to carry-in or have food delivered to the brewery. Waizmann adds, “Our guests can expect a unique visual experience from the moment they walk through the front door with the industrial feel and open brewery layout. Once inside they will be able to sample our various beer offerings while appreciating views of the downtown skyline and cathedral of stainless steel.”
The Warped Wing name is derived from one of Dayton’s famous inventions, “Wing Warping”, a technology invented by the Wright Bros which made controlled flight possible.
Bowman states “When selecting our name we wanted something that tied into the region but also reflected our teams’ desire to bring new styles to the category”
The Warped Wing mark/logo (wing) was created to pay homage to the “Wing Warping” technology. The twisted wing logo is based on a drawing by James Pettigrew (1834 – 1908), a Scottish Naturalist. The Wright Brothers studied Pettigrew’s work specifically around how birds used their wings to help guide themselves in flight.