Velum Fermentation, A 35,000-Square-Foot Brewery, Opening on the South Side This Week

The former Duquesne Brewing bottling facility boasts a taproom and a flex space with picnic tables and games.


It’s almost Velum Fermentation time! 

A new brewery is opening on Wednesday in the former Duquesne Brewing bottling facility at 2120 Jane St. in the South Side. The soft opening will last 3 to 10 p.m.; additional soft opening hours are 3 to 11 p.m. Thursday and Friday and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday. The temporary entrance is in the rear of the building, below ASCEND climbing gym


Co-owners Nate McLaughlin and his sister-in-law, Jenna McLaughlin, have built a 35,000-square-foot neighborhood hub where you can enjoy a pint in the taproom or play games such as Skee-Ball, bocce, giant Jenga and ping pong in the enormous flex space. 


Velum, a reference to the soft palate, as well as the thin membrane that covers the cap and stalk of an immature mushroom, makes quaffable brews that they refer to as “snack beers” due to their low ABVs. 

The owners have a lot of plans for the building in 2024. If you can’t wait that long, you’re in luck: it’s Three Rivers Beer Week and there are a lot of events on tap.

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