The old Milton Schoolhouse in Alton will soon add a microbrewery to its offerings. The Templar Brewing Company has been located in Downtown Alton for about two years, but will soon be moving its entire operation and adding a bar / tap room to its offerings.
Rick Blevens, co-owner of Templar Brewing, tells The Big Z the move will allow them to expand on the varieties they have and what they want to offer, giving the public access to other beers they don’t currently have in distribution.
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Blevens says the atmosphere at the new location was part of the draw, noting his father went to school there and possibly had class in an area they will be using. The Alton City Council approved a special use permit to allow the move to take place. They hope to have the bar / taproom open in 2 – 4 months.