The growing Charlotte brewery scene is still hoppin'. Joining the ranks is Sycamore Brewing set to open in spring 2014 in SouthEnd, according to a press release sent Tuesday.
Founded by husband-and-wife team Sarah and Justin Brigham, the craft microbrewery will be located at 2161 Hawkins Street, along the Charlotte Lynx Rail Trail, in a building formerly used as an auto garage.
|Courtesy of Sarah Brigham|
Sycamore Brewing will begin production on an American-made brewhouse and pilot brewhouse for more creative, experimental beer styles. A large selection of "premium ales" will be available on draft in the tap room, with a line-up that's regularly changing.
Born and raised in Charlotte, co-owner Justin Brigham, had his first encounter with the brewing industry while attending the University of Colorado. During his summer breaks he worked for Coors Brewing, in the company's grain elevator, purchasing barley from farmers. Soon after, Justin began home-brewing and has been hooked ever since. Sarah is an avid cook and the two have been perfecting their recipes for the last few years.
Their goal: use the freshest ingredients available, including local whenever possible, and brew all-natural, tasty beer.
Once open, the brewery will offer fresh beer on draft in the tap room, growlers to go, and brews in kegs throughout the city's bars, bottle shops and restaurants.
Sycamore Brewing will have a patio, space for outdoor events and a large amount of parking.