Tin Man Brewing Company opening a new location in downtown Kokomo 

Tin Man Brewing Company, an award-winning microbrewery in Evansville, IN, announced plans to open a brewery and taproom in downtown Kokomo in the Historic Train Depot. This will be the company’s second location. 

“We are thrilled they chose Kokomo for their new microbrewery location,” said Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight.  “Tin Man is one of the top brewers in the Midwest and their business is well-suited for the revitalized Depot District.” 

“We’ve been looking for a way to expand our presence in central Indiana,” said Tin Man vice-president/owner Andy Davidson.  “After visiting Kokomo and witnessing the growth and progression in the downtown area, we thought it would be a perfect fit. Our customers are our top priority and this expansion allows us to bring our craft beer culture closer to them. We’re happy to be partnering with Kokomo native, Amanda Lewton. We’re excited to work together to bring this new facet of Tin Man Brewing Company to the area.” 

Plans for the facility include opening the taproom late 2016, with the in-house brewery operational by early 2017.  Once fully operational, the brewery’s plan is to employ 15-20 people.  

“We hope to produce around 500 barrels of beer in the first year of production,” said Tin Man president/owner Nick Davidson. “We want to use the Kokomo location to do some unique and interesting things, but we definitely plan to have our core styles available as well.  We do plan to have an exclusive beer for Kokomo that’s currently in development now. “   

Tin Man Brewing Company, founded in 2012, focuses on brewing their beer by using earth-friendly techniques.  Tin Man’s current roster of available beers includes six year-round brews and six seasonal flavors. 

In addition to Tin Man Brewing Company, the Historic Depot District has been infused with $13 million in private investment.  The 106-year-old Depot, which sits adjacent to the Industrial Heritage Trail, also houses A. Michael’s restaurant, a new community room, and features a new trailside public park with outdoor games.  

For further inquiries about Tin Man Brewing Company, please contact Sara Davidson sara@tinmanbrewing.com.