“You could knock me over with a feather, because it turns out that the numbers don’t lie, after all.”
–NABC co-owner Roger A. Baylor
Effective Tuesday, May 13, the New Albanian Brewing Company will indefinitely suspend food service at Bank Street Brewhouse, its downtown New Albany location.
NABC’s brewing operation and our original location at the Pizzeria & Public House are entirely unaffected by these changes.
In the days to follow, we’ll remain open for business (exact schedule TBA) for “beers only” while planning, painting and remodeling, and BSB will continue to regularly function as the brewery’s downtown New Albany taproom – altered yet ongoing. Beer-only hours for the next three days, Tuesday – Thursday, will be 3 pm – 9 pm.
The future taproom format will include NABC beers served on site, and NABC beer for carry-out in growlers and 22-oz bomber bottles. We’re planning an expanded souvenir shop. There will be enhanced opportunities to use the facility as a venue and host for special events.
There may even be nibbles at some point, and we hope to play an ancillary role in animating food truck culture in New Albany, but we don’t intend to be a restaurant as before.
That phase has passed, for now.
Long live the many fond memories.
We had a great five-year run at BSB, and did our bit to shepherd the process of revitalization in downtown New Albany. We actually accomplished many of our aesthetic and ideological goals, but now we need to indulge in some updating and reinvention of our own, because the targets have moved and the competitive climate always is changing — as it pertains both to the food and drink scene in downtown New Albany, and the market for better beer at home and in the world outside.
We must change along with the rest, and so we will. We intend to remain part of the downtown fabric, just differently than before. It’s a reinvention, not a departure.
Profuse and sincere thanks to everyone who supported the founding BSB concept, whether employee or customer. We are grateful.