The restaurant’s manager, Justin Pries, says he expects to open this spring.
In the meantime, Ale Mary’s is already developing a local fan base. In addition to nearly 3,400 likes on Facebook, the bar is already running promotions.
Founding members pay a one-time fee and, in return, receive benefits including lifetime discounts off their tabs on Sunday through Thursday, along with sneak previews of beers.
“I’m working with breweries on the west side of the state right now to have events in house,” Pries says. “We want to do beer dinners on a regular basis. He adds each beer server will be certified through the Cicerone Certification Program.
And while Ale Mary’s will offer high-end bourbon, scotches, and whiskeys, in addition to beer, “that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to get your martini if you want it.”