Officially, the local band A Rooster For The Masses is on what frontman Adam Eckhardt calls "a hiatus of undermined length." A major reason for that is beer, but not necessarily in the way you'd think. Eckhardt is an avid home-brewer, a hobby he has taken public as one of the partners behind the newly opened Crank Arm Brewing Co.
A spinoff of Crank Arm Rickshaw, it's a brewpub with a bike and rickshaw theme -- and a large part of the overall vibe and ambiance comes from area artist Nate Sheaffer's industrial pieces throughout the space. For more, see this story from Sunday's paper.