ASHEVILLE, North Carolina – From the mountains of Asheville to the sunny shores of Wilmington, Hi-Wire Brewing plans to tick another step on the North Carolina map by opening a new outlet in the state’s largest city, Charlotte. This new brewery and taproom, which will open in spring 2022, will become North Carolina’s fourth city in which the Asheville-based brewery has opened premises, although it marks the sixth location in the state, including three locations. Asheville, and eighth in the business as a whole with out-of-state taprooms in Knoxville, Tennessee and Louisville, Kentucky. Hi-Wire has opened or is in the process of opening three of these locations in the past 10 months alone with Wilmington, NC, opening the spot in mid-December 2020, Louisville opening in late August 2021, and Asheville’s RAD Beer Garden. and Distribution The center is expected to open in November of this year.
Hi-Wire Brewing Charlotte will be located at 330 West Tremont Avenue in the bustling South End, directly across from Pins Mechanical and a short walk from Sycamore Brewing, the high-tech Puttery mini golf course currently under construction and the new Lowe’s Global. 23-story Technology Center. “We generally like to look for our locations in emerging neighborhoods, but South End is the exact opposite; it’s already booming, ”says Chris Frosaker, co-owner of Hi-Wire Brewing. It was the “intense energy” of the area that immediately attracted Frosaker and his co-owner Adam Charnack when they started looking for real estate in Charlotte. According to Josh Coben, Hi-Wire’s Charlotte sales representative, South End is “the place to be for Hi-Wire Charlotte” because of its proximity to other breweries, restaurants and popular venues as well as the thriving youth culture. professionals and ‘Charlotte craft beer enthusiasts.
Boasting high ceilings and walls of windows overlooking West Tremont Avenue and South Tryon Street, the 8,743-square-foot dining room will be located in a new construction adjacent to the Benny Ferrovia pizzeria under construction, and it will feature an open-air café. air adding an extra 2,000 square feet of outdoor space as well as ample parking – a rarity in Charlotte. The brewery typically looks for adaptive reuse projects in old buildings for its valve rooms, but Frosaker maintains that this new building “looks like it has been here forever” and will be home in the South End. With a capacity of over 300 people, the space bathed in natural light will be the first Hi-Wire reception hall to include two separate bars. A main bar with twenty-one taps of Hi-Wire beer, including year round, seasons, specialties, sour and unique pieces as well as two wine taps and a draft cider will be on one side of the tap room, and an additional satellite bar will be located at the opposite end of the building with a roll up garage door to serve both the play area and the beer garden. As is now customary for the Asheville Brewery, this game room will be just as bright, comfortable and fun as the other seven locations with a variety of family activities like soccer, table tennis and foosball for kids. complete the space. “It wouldn’t be a Hi-Wire reception hall without the stunning art of artist Ian Wilkinson of Asheville,” says Frosaker, “and it has the potential to be the largest mural he made for. us to this day. “
One of the brewery’s oldest markets, Charlotte began seeing Hi-Wire beer on a limited basis in 2013, when the company opened in Asheville, just two hours west of Charlotte. , and the beer markets of the two cities continued to grow and develop. as well as the availability of Hi-Wire since. With over 30 local breweries in the city of Charlotte alone, Frosaker is “proud that Hi-Wire Brewing is becoming another option for [Charlotteans] must visit ”, but the benefit to the brewery extends far beyond the walls of its new South End tap room. Hi-Wire’s rapid growth in the South East is also focused on increasing the surrounding sales market with a physical presence, as the company has discovered that customers who can have tangible experiences with Hi-Wire beer are more likely to become long-term fans. “We are proud to have one of the most innovative business models in the craft beer sector in our region, and we plan to continue to implement our vision,” continues Frosaker. Hi-Wire Brewing plans to open two more locations in 2022, including the Charlotte Brewery and the Tap Room, bringing the business to a total of nine locations in the Southeast. “With our next location in Charlotte, we’re on the cusp of becoming truly North Carolina’s ‘mountains to sea’ brewery,” Frosaker says enthusiastically.
Hi-Wire has partnered with two Charlotte-based companies to complete the space – Redline Design Group for architectural services and Liles Construction for construction. Work is expected to begin in January 2022 and end next spring. Official announcements regarding construction, hiring and an official opening date will be posted through Hi-Wire’s website and social media.
About Hi-Wire Brewing
Hi-Wire Brewing is known for producing affordable and balanced lagers and beers, including Hi-Pitch Mosaic IPA, Lo-Pitch Hazy IPA, and Pink Lemonade Session Sour Ale, and it offers an award-winning program of sour and wild beer. . Founded in Asheville, North Carolina, in 2013, Hi-Wire has three locations in Asheville: Big Top Production Facility, Taproom & Event Space, and South Slope Specialty Brewery & Taproom are now open with the third scheduled to open in November. 2021 in the River Arts District – as well as taprooms in Durham, NC, Knoxville, Tennessee, Wilmington, NC, Louisville, Ky., And a location in Charlotte, NC, opening in spring 2022. Hi – Wire Brewing’s Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup award-winning beers can be found on tap and in cans in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky, Alabama, Virginia, and Indiana.
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