Father-daughter duo Loren Miller and Tina Miller Phillips expect to throw open the doors to their destination brewery, Wheat Head Brewing Co., on Dec. 31.
The multimillion-dollar destination brewery was five months in the making and features a 2,400-square-foot taproom with 360-degree patio views of the Tri-Cities and beyond. Wheat Head is located on the family’s wheat farm in south Kennewick at 92308 E. Locust Road.
Their goal is to create a place “to encourage relaxing, laughter, good times, and that get outta town feeling just minutes from home.”
Tina has been a wedding filmmaker for eight years and said she has learned what was necessary and missing for event spaces in Eastern Washington. Wheat Head plans to host weddings, events, farmers markets and beer festivals.
They partnered with local home brewer Dan Howe. Aiming to open with a variety of its own brews on tap, Wheat Head also will carry wine, ciders and non-alcoholic options. Three food truck hookups are on site to encourage collaborations with other local businesses.
The 6,400-square-foot space is a single-story industrial metal building with various stucco and metal accent walls and arched windows, a glass hangar door and glass garage doors.
The building has a wrap-around patio with a large open yard.
The open-concept interior features a plastered dividing column between the taproom and brewery with a glass window showcasing the brew system. Interior wood trim and metal accents are repurposed from the family’s 100-year-old barns.
MAR Construction (Mike Rohlfing) is the general contractor.
The family designed the building.
Family friend Mickey Scott is overseeing various aspects of the construction project.
Go to: wheatheadbrewingco.com.
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