Brian Radsdale has been brewing beer as a hobby for several years. Starting this summer, that hobby will officially become a career with the opening of Bad Brewing Company
in Downtown Mason
. The pub will offer five house-brewed beers daily, as well as two to three beers that will change with the Radsdale and his co-owner Ryan Smith’s creativity.
“We do really small batches so that gives us room to experiment,” says Radsdale. “You might come in and there might be some crazy kind of beer we’re trying, but we’ll also have the staples.”
The 1,600 square foot location on Jefferson Street in Mason was a former flower shop that Radsdale, Smith and their friends and family have been working to renovate since January. Radsdale’s background in construction came in handy as they renovated nearly every aspect of the building, including adding two bathrooms and custom-made furniture and bar.
“It was my dream to start a small micro-brew,” says Radsdale, “the kind of place where you’d like to sit down, relax and have a beer.”
According to Radsdale, the Bad Brewing Company will have a laid-back, comfortable feel where customers can play darts, relax and even bring their own food to eat. Pre-packaged food items from Michigan companies will be available for purchase.
Radsdale expects the bar to be ready to open by mid-June. Bad Brewing Company will employ both owners and a third employee open opening.