Charlotte, North Carolina – Husband and wife team, Sarah and Justin Brigham are set to open a craft microbrewery at 2161 Hawkins Street, in Charlotte’s South End neighborhood in the late Spring of 2014. Their building, formerly used as an auto garage, will be transformed into a production brewery and taproom. The property sits directly on the Charlotte Lynx Light Rail Trail. The owners of Sycamore Brewing will extensively renovate both the building and the 210 ft. of pedestrian trail at the back of the property.
Sycamore Brewing will begin production on an American made brewhouse and pilot brewhouse for more creative, experimental beer styles. A large selection of beers will be available on draught in the taproom, with an ever changing line-up.
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. Shortly thereafter Justin began homebrewing and has been hooked ever since. Sarah is an avid cook and the two have been perfecting their recipes for the last few years and are elated to soon be sharing their beer with Charlotte.
Fresh beer will be available in the to-be renovated taproom on draught, in growlers to-go and will be distributed in kegs throughout the city’s bars, bottle shops and restaurants. The property is just over one and a half acres. To make use of this space, Sycamore Brewing will have an ample patio, space for outdoor events and a large amount of parking.
The brewery’s aim is simple; to use the freshest ingredients (local whenever possible) and brew all-natural, extraordinarily tasty beer. Sycamore Brewing produces premium ales handcrafted in the Carolinas. The owners of Sycamore Brewing are thrilled to become part of Charlotte’s dynamic and growing craft beer scene.