One Barrel Brewing Co. to close, focus on future brewpub expansion 

The east side’s One Barrel Brewing Co. will close later this month to find a larger location for a new taproom and beer garden in the Madison area, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. The last day of operations at its 2001 Atwood Ave. location will be July 22.

The move will allow the company to reclassify the business as a brewpub, rather than a brewery, and the owner could open three additional locations under state law. One Barrel currently brews most of its beer on contract at Octopi in Waunakee, so its operation is classified as a brewery and only allowed two locations.

The company has plans to expand not only in Madison but also in Green Bay.