Catawba Island crew brews beers

The area’s newest microbrewery set to open in early May.
Matt Westerhold
Mar 2, 2013

 

Native Catawba Island resident Mike Roder and longtime islander Shad Gunderson partnered to make a reality of what most men can only dream about — owning a brewery.

Joining them to form the Catawba Island Brewing Co. is Shad’s wife, Cindy Gunderson, and longtime family friend Steve Busby.

“Every person who has brewed their own beer has had that thought,” Roder said. “This is exciting. It’s what I have wanted to do.”

The time has come to bring a year-round brewery to the area, Shad said.

“I think the area needs this,” he said. “There are craft brewers, but they’re seasonal.”

Roder wrote up the company’s business plan, finding area banks cautiously optimistic about the brewery.

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Comments

The Bizness

I wish I had the money to open one in downtown Sandusky by the docks.

Anyways, many microbrewery beer sucks because home brewers think they make good beer. A good micro brewery needs to hire a head brewer that has worked under a master brewer before. Good luck to these guys.

dontcare

Most microbrews I have tasted have been really good. If you like Bud lite, you probably are not going to like a real beer anyway.

thechaosplan

Hi Dontcare we look forward to sharing our craft beers with you! Cindy from the Catawba Island Brewing Company.

thechaosplan

Hi Dontcare we look forward to sharing our craft beers with you! Cindy from the Catawba Island Brewing Company.

thechaosplan

Hi The Bizness, thank you for your well wishes. Cindy from the Catawba Island Brewing Company

lifetimeresident

And They patronize who? Who do they buy off from?

thechaosplan

Hi Lifetimeresident, I'm not sure I understand the questions, are you asking who we buy our brewing supplies from or something else? Could you please clarify so that I can give you the information you are looking for? Cindy from the Catawba Island Brewing Company.

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The Hero Zone

Good luck to you all!

thechaosplan

The Hero Zone, thank you! We hope that you enjoy our craft beers and appreciate the well wishes. Cindy from the Catawba Island Brewing Company

phroggy

Oh just tell me they'll have an IPA and I'll be first in line!!!

fenderstrat52

phroggy, I am all in with you on that. Plus , most micro-brewers have superior brews to anything major mass produced companies. Look out anheuser busch, coors, miller! A good stout also would be super. Call me happy, happy, happy!

thechaosplan

Fenderstrat52 & Phroggy, we are happy, happy, happy too! We look forward to see you in the tasting room and sharing our craft beers. Cindy from the Catawba Island Brewing Company

PaulYall

What kind of beers will they carry? Does anyone know?

thechaosplan

Hi PaulYall, thank you for asking. We will be crafting six to eight beers that will be regularly available: Brown Ale, Red Ale, Scottish Ale, IPA, Lager, Stout, Porter, & Hefeweizen. Also we will have two to four of our seasonal and special release beers on tap in the tasting room too.
We look forward to serving our guests fantastic beers and provide exceptional service at the Catawba Island Brewing Company, hope to see you!

fenderstrat52

Cindy, thanks for the nice reply. I, my wife and several friends are totally looking forward to meeting you and the crew and sampling what is a great line up of your crafts. CAN'T WAIT

fenderstrat52

P.S. Cindy, will you guys have a web site soon?

thechaosplan

Hi Fenderstrat52, we do have a website www.catawbaislandbrewing.com although we are in the middle of rebranding our logo and updating the website (which really isn't complete). For the latest and greatest information please check us out on Facebook at Catawba Island Brewing Co. Thank you again for the support! Cindy