May 26, 2016 Olivia Barrow  Reporter, Milwaukee Business Journal

Third Space Brewing offers peek into Menomonee Valley taproom

Still on track to open this summer, Third Space Brewing unveiled renderings of what its taproom will look like Wednesday night.

The brewery also announced the name of its second co-founder, Andy Gehl. Gehl will serve as director of sales and marketing for the brewery, with co-founder Kevin Wright serving as brewmaster. Gehl is leaving a law firm in Chicago to pursue the brewing business full-time, and is only distantly related to the Gehl family that sold Gehl Foods.

Third Space Brewing joins seven other large-scale breweries planning to open in the Milwaukee area in 2016, building on the area’s enthusiasm for craft beer, but introducing some concern that retailers won’t have enough shelf space to accommodate all the new offerings.

The brewery will feature a 2,000-square-foot tap room, a 1,200-square-foot beer garden and 11,000 square feet of brewing space.

“We’re committed to creating a space for the community to gather and unwind, all while enjoying a great beer,” Gehl said. “We’re creating a third space for Milwaukee.”

The brewery will open later this summer at 1505 W. St. Paul Ave., a former Geuder Paeschke & Frey tinware manufacturing building. Dan Beyer Architects designed the space.

The brewery will not offer food, but plans to partner with food trucks.