Full Barrel Cooperative to Set up Shop at 12-22 North
12-22 North is happy to introduce Full Barrel Cooperative, Brewery and Taproom as our newest tenant! The pub and tap room signed a lease late last month with 12-22 North for the 2021 year. We’re excited to support Burlington’s first cooperative brewery as they transition from a home brewery into their first physical location to expand their vision of bringing community based beer to the local market. Full Barrel shares many of the same values as 12-22 North, as their inspiration was to bring more community-owned social spaces to the area and embody the spirit of cooperative start-ups.
Matt Cropp, the board president of Full Barrel, has been a tenant of 12-22 North at Laboratory B, so he was familiar with the space downstairs and realized its potential as a micro-brewery location. After jumping through some hoops of minor renovations to the space and getting the legal logistics approved, the micro-brewery hopes to be up and running by this spring (2021). By April/May, beer will be available to purchase and events will be held twice monthly — COVID-19 restrictions permitting. They say they hope to host a monthly pop-up beer garden on site in the 12-22 North events venue, as well as some events and catering opportunities with partner organizations around Burlington.
So what kind of beer will they be brewing here? The team says they brew a variety of experimental recipes that are submitted and voted on by members. In the past, they’ve had a strawberry porter and other seasonal flavored beers. One of their most well-known is an IPA called “Cash-in-a-Jar,” a batch of which was recently brewed a partnership with Switchback Brewing Company, and was inspired by their very first member meeting back in 2014.
12-22 North owner, AJ Rossman, says he’s looking forward to supporting the community owned cooperative, hosting beer garden events in the warmer months, and of course enjoying some delicious local beer!