A Cleveland brewery that made a quiet entrance last summer in the local market is building a permanent location in Columbus’ Harrison West.

Saucy Brew Works, which began distributing its draft beer locally in August and packaged brews in November, will build a brewpub in the old Caffe Apropos site, 443 W. Third Ave.

A summer opening is planned, said Brent Zimmerman, who owns Saucy Brew Works with partner and head brewer Eric Anderson.

The brewpub will occupy roughly 3,000 square feet of space on the ground floor of the 2-story building and an adjacent 1,100-square-foot space that’s under construction, Zimmerman said.

Plans call for 16 to 24 taps, with most handles dedicated to Saucy Works’ original beers and others to local guest brewers, he said.

Zimmerman said Anderson has brewed at least 80 beers since the opening of Saucy Brew in July 2017 in the Ohio City neighborhood in Cleveland.

“Any kind of style that is popular right now, we make it,” he said.

Zimmerman said the Columbus menu would be similar to the one in Cleveland: pizzas, sandwiches, appetizers and salads.

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