Cincinnati is currently home to one nanobrewery, DogBerry
in West Chester. Fibonacci Brewing Company
will be the city’s second, and will open in the spring.
Husband-and-wife team Bob and Betty Bollas combined their love for math and their neighborhood when they decided to open a brewery. They secured a building about a month ago—a former flower shop located at 1445 Compton Rd.
The upstairs tasting area is about 1,100 square feet, with an outside space that is about the same size; the downstairs brewhouse is about 1,000 square feet. Bob says there won’t be official tours, but he’ll show anyone around who is interested in seeing the brewing process.
Bob has been brewing at home for about six years now, and started brewing on a larger system about three years ago. He’ll use that same one-barrel system at Fibonacci, which will allow him to get about 300 beers each time he brews.
The Bollas’ plan to have four or five year-round beers, as well as a few seasonals—Bob is thinking about doing an Imperial IPA, a Kolsch and an Imperial Stout to start. Fibonacci won’t have a kitchen, but Bob wants to partner with food trucks and local restaurants, which will allow customers to order food in and enjoy a meal with their beer.
“We want Fibonacci to be a place where people can come and hang out,” Bob says. “We want to create a sense of pride in our community and help promote other local businesses.”
He also wants to partner with local businesses, such as a coffee roaster up the street to create a coffee-infused beer.
Although plans are still in the early stages, Bob says Fibonacci will likely be open Thursday and Friday evenings, and all day on Saturday.