Hurricane Sandy delays Fixture Brewing Company's specialty brews, but business is opening this weekend.
Fixture Brewing Company is opening Friday in downtown Waukesha. The owners were hoping to open the bar around Thanksgiving with their own brews on tap. However, Mother Nature had a different idea. Fixture Brewing Company is waiting for its boiler installation to be completed and they’re waiting on final parts to arrive from the boiler company. “One of their parts warehouses was destroyed in Hurricane Sandy,” said Steve Fix, co-owner of the bar. The bar opens at 5 p.m. Friday at 716 Clinton St. with a full bar, micro-brews and various craft and import beers on tap. Fix hopes the bar will offer their own brew in January.
Property owners plan to brew their own beer.
Steve Fix is no stranger to the bar business. After all, he ran the Main Stage bar in Waukesha a few years back. Eventually he leased the building he owns at 716 Clinton St. to two bars – Club Kaboom and Beer Goggles. And now he’s returning as a business owner in downtown Waukesha. “When we had it, it was a music venue,” Fix said. “We did it for four years, but we were looking for a change.” Fix hopes the Fixture Brewing Company will open Thanksgiving week. Fix has been brewing on a personal level for four years. But when his bar opens later this year, he plans to offer two of his special brews on tap. And by New Year’s, the bar could have four to six brews ready to go. “We are going to be making our own brews, so we are going to be …