Dalesmen plans brewery, distillery for Bedford

Founders also announce new business partners

BEDFORD — The original co-founders of Dalesmen — Derek Dowler, Nathan Haupt and Mike Wood — have announced the establishment of their new company, Dalesmen Ventures LLC, as well as their newest business partners – Nicholas and Sara Letzo of 10/09 Kitchen LLC.

The Dalesmen are in the design phase of the Dalesmen Distillery & Brewery, and hope to commence construction on the building in late 2019, with a projected opening date of early autumn 2020. The plan for the new facility, at 141 E. Pitt St., Bedford, includes a large tap room, patio seating along Richard Street and event space. Along with the brewery and distillery operation, chef Nick Letzo will offer a new dining experience.

“With the addition of Sara and Nick and the establishment of Dalesmen Ventures, this is just one more example of wind in our sails propelling the vision forward. We feel very strongly about the success of the company and we can see Sara and Nick share the same ambitions,” said Wood in a statement.

“We were always hoping to find the perfect way to pair a great food operation with our plan for craft beer and small-batch spirits. When Nick and Sara approached us about a joint venture, it just clicked; we knew we had found the perfect partners,” said Haupt in a statement.

The Letzos are also excited.

“We have learned so much over the last six years at 10/09 kitchen, and more recently at Nick’s Sandwich Co. I am really looking forward to taking the best parts of our current operation and expanding on them to offer the town of Bedford a new dining experience,” Nick Letzo said in a statement.