Fans of Bill’s Front Porch can anticipate some changes coming in the next week–but trust us, change is good!
After three tasty years of fried chicken plates paired with fresh, local beer, the brewpub has decided to move in a different direction. That move will focus in on the beer, and give the taproom more of that classic taproom feel, complete with bar service and a more limited food menu.
“Our focus when we opened Bill’s Front Porch & Bill’s Brewing has always been the beer, and of course a place to get my Dad’s fried chicken,” says owner Brookes Musser of the impending changes.
And you’ll still be able to find John Musser’s fried chicken…but only on Thursdays and Sundays. The new menu will include the brewpub’s famous soft beer pretzels, fried green tomatoes, tater tot skillets, wings, and a rotation of sandwiches.
But they’re not skimping on the specials. There are three delicious days of features.
Wednesday: $3 pints and music bingo
Thursday: Mussers Famous Fried Chicken Plates and $5 flights
Sunday: Brunch only! Featuring homemade empanadas, fried chicken & waffles, famous fried chicken plates, and other rotating signature surprises
Customers will go to the bar to order, then seat themselves. Food will be brought to the tables, but otherwise folks will continue to order rounds from the bar. And those rounds can include taproom-only releases, which will also be available.
The greatest thing is that the changes made will allow the brewery to focus on their new facility, which they’ve been chipping away at on Cinema Drive
behind Capt’n Bill’s. The new space will include a new brewing system (the original will remain at the Front Porch for test batches and experimental brews) and a canning line to ensure maximum enjoyment of Bill’s beers. A big taproom will accommodate guests, as will a rooftop patio overlooking the volleyball courts at Capt’n Bill’s.
“With the arrival of our son in early December, we knew we had to reign some things in,” explains Musser. “Running Capt’n Bill’s, Bill’s Brewing, Bill’s Catering, Bill’s Food Truck and Bill’s Front Porch is a lot to say the least. We want to enjoy this process, enjoy life with our new child, and enjoy continuing to grow in the craft beer industry. So, these changes will allow us to do that. We can’t wait to see what new releases Jim and his team develop for the taproom, and of course, what rotating dishes Joel creates in the kitchen.”
The food truck will also continue to operate, as will the kitchen at Capt’n Bill’s.
New hours of operation, effective July 31st, are: