The will be called The Commons when new owners Elizabeth and Timothy Rich take over the downtown beer spot's liquor license.
When it comes to the taps—there are 20—don't expect any major changes, said Eden Noe, who opened the Ale House with her husband Daniel Petrovich in 2009 (it was originally named The Fifth Amendment). The Riches have applied under the business name Project Hops, LLC. (Hops are the flowers that make beer bitter).
Noe ran into trouble earlier this year when the state Department of Alcohol and Beverage Control stripped her of her beer and wine license, which temporarily closed the business. The move was in response to criminal allegations that she sold cocaine from the location, and alcohol to an underage decoy.
After Noe was arrested, the license was transferred to Mark Jason Marquez. The application for a change in ownership from Marquez to the Riches is now under review by ABC, according to online records.
The Ale House remains open in the meantime, Noe said.