September 16, 2016 Lori Fredrick  Senior Writer OnMilwaukee.com

First Look: Third Space Brewing


The new digs at Third Space Brewing are a beautiful blend of industrial and modern elements.

The time has finally come for Third Space Brewing, which will officially open its doors to the public on Thursday, Sept. 22.

After a party for friends and family on Thursday evening, the brewery will enter its soft opening phase this weekend, an occasion which takes place almost exactly a year from the day demolition began on the brewery space at 1505 W. St. Paul Ave.

It’s been quite a journey for owners Kevin Wright and Andrew Gehl, who have seen their new Menomonee Valley digs transformed from a nondescript sided warehouse into a vibrant gathering space. And we have a first look at the beautiful new brewery, which will soon welcome myriad beer lovers in a modern industrial setting.

Old meets new

Check out your new third space

Belly up to the bar

Grab a flight. There are four brews on tap: That’s Gold! Kolsch, Happy Place Midwest Pale Ale, Acres Edge Stout and Upward Spiral IPA (read more about each).

Say “hey” to the owners

Take a seat. Tabletops built by local artisan Andy Shacklady sit upon rustic metal bases built by local artist and metal finisher Amber Van Galder.

Get a view of the action

Party in their space

Enjoy the outdoors

Beginning Thursday, Sept. 22, Third Space will host guests in its taproom Thursday through Sunday. Hours will be Thursdays from 4 to 9 p.m., Fridays from 2 to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m.