(Michigan City, IN) - Work has begun on a new location for Burn ‘Em Brewing in Michigan City.
Ground was recently broken at the site at 1215 E. 2nd Street.
“This has been a long time coming, and we are happy to be here. Hopefully, we will be open by the end of the year,” said Steve Murray, the head brewer for the company which first opened at 718 Freyer Road in 2014.
“We can’t wait to see you here when we open the doors,” he said.
The brewery is expected to almost double production, expand distribution and create another 20 to 30 full-time jobs at the new location, which will also feature an event center, taproom space along with a patio and full-scratch kitchen.
“This is so good for Michigan City and for Burn ‘Em,” said Michigan City Mayor Duane Parry.
“The city is growing as we continue to see progress in so many areas throughout Michigan City,” said Clarence Hulse, executive director of the Ecomonic Development Corporation Michigan City.
In 2021, the Michigan City Redevelopment Commission approved the concept and vision for the site as well as Burn ‘Em’s purchase of the former warehouse building for its plans costing about $1.6 million.
Skyler York, director of planning and inspection in Michigan City, said advantages of the new location include close proximity to a trail and U.S.12.
“It just makes sense to be here,” he said.