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The Goss Building formerly housed the boutique clothing store PBJ on the Corner, as well as offices on its upper floors. It will soon be the new site of The Good Shepherds Brewing Co.

David Wilcox, The Citizen

It'll be a good St. Patrick's Day for The Good Shepherds Brewing Co.

The Auburn brewery announced on Instagram Tuesday that it will have a soft opening at its new location, the former PBJ on the Corner at 132 Genesee St., the weekend of March 17-18. The brewery's grand opening will be Friday, April 6. Performing at the brewery from 7 to 10 p.m. St. Patrick's Day will be Tim Herron; The Primates will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. April 6.

Brewer and owner Garrett Shepherd purchased the property, also known as the Goss Building, in early 2017. He subsequently began renovating it into a brewery and taproom with 24 taps. Every tap will have a beer from him or another New York state brewery, he said Tuesday.

The space is significantly bigger than Suite 1 at 31 Loop Road, where The Good Shepherds opened in September 2014. Shepherd said he'll continue using his 2.5-barrel system at the new site for now, but added that he has upgraded to a new glycol (temperature control) system and new 5-barrel tanks. 

Shepherd also announced Tuesday that he has obtained a farm brewer's license. The license will require him to use a rising percentage of New York state-grown ingredients, but it will also allow him to serve other state-produced items, operate up to five satellite locations, and more opportunities.

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Lake Life Editor David Wilcox can be reached at (315) 282-2245 or Follow him on Twitter @drwilcox.


Features editor for The Citizen.