LOVELAND, Ohio -- The Casual Pint craft beer market will celebrate its grand opening in Loveland on Friday.
The business will open its doors at 4 p.m. Friday at 110 S. Second St. in the Loveland Station area.
In December, the Knoxville, Tenn.-based taproom chain announced it was coming to the Greater Cincinnati area. The market and taproom is the 10th Casual Pint to open in the United States.
Local entrepreneur Clint Elliott is the franchise owner and developer. Company managers said Elliott has 20 years in the food service and franchise sector.
“Having already been entrenched in the local food and beverage industry, we know what works and what doesn’t,” Elliott said when the location was first announced last year. “For us, the Casual Pint was a no-brainer. Its unique approach to the ever-growing craft beer movement sets the brand apart.”
Elliott said the shop will feature local Ohio breweries on tap and on the shelf in addition to other popular craft beer options.
The Loveland beer market will feature 30 craft beers on tap and a variety of bottled and canned beers to purchase.
“Loveland is such a great area for commerce and we couldn’t be happier to bring the Casual Pint to our community,” Elliott said. “A lot is happening here, and we know this is the perfect time to bring this concept to Loveland. We can’t wait to get the doors open.”
There are also plans to bring a Casual Pint to Oakley Station.
“The Cincinnati market is a great market for craft beer," Robinette said. "The local breweries are plentiful, and the craft beer scene is very vibrant. The Greater Cincinnati area offers an informed and captive craft beer audience to its great neighborhoods and communities.”
The company said it is “dedicated to sharing the craft beer experience in neighborhoods one pint, one growler and one person at a time.”
Managers said each franchise features hundreds of bottles of local, regional and international beer, in addition to its taps.
Patrons can belly up to the bar for a pint, get a single bottle or create their own six-pack to take home. They also can bring in their own growlers to get filled. Robinette said people are welcome to bring 32-ounce, 64-ounce or 2-liter growlers.