New Breweries

Posted in Lo-Fi Brewing, New Breweries

Lo-Fi Brewing launches in Charleston in January

LO-Fi Brewing will be ready to pour in Charleston, South Carolina in January. LO-Fi is the vision of founder Jason Caughman, who is knee deep in test batches as you read this.

LO-FI Brewing is setting up shop in a former car dealership in North Charleston. The renovated building will house a 20-barrel (620 gallons per batch) custom brew house.

First brews include LO-Fi Lager, LO-Fi Blueberry Wheat, and LO-Fi IPA all available on draft initially.

“In today’s beer scene, you really don’t see many lagers around because they are a timely commitment and can be difficult to get just right. At LO-Fi, we’re putting an emphasis on the other half of the beer world that’s gone largely ignored in the craft beer boom,” – Jason Caughman

LO-FI has chosen Lee Distributors to bring their launch lineup to South Carolina’s low country. A tap room featuring the the brewery’s lineup, live music and more is planned in 2016 as well.

The brewery is located at 2038 Meeting Street, Charleston, South Carolina.

Posted in New Breweries, Zeroday Brewing Company

Zeroday Brewing Opens in Harrisburg, PA

Zeroday Brewing Logo

Zeroday Brewing Company has officially opened in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The brewery hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony with Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse this week. (I hear a stormtrooper was in attendance too.)

The brewery’s name Zeroday, pays homage to a hiking term that refers to a day spent exploring a town, off the trail.

“We want Harrisburg to be a zero day town,” Theo Armstrong, brewery co-founder said. “It’s a place worth stopping and exploring.”

Zeroday’s launch beers include Firstborn, a dry stout; Wits End, a Belgian Witbier; Cheap Date, American Blonde ale; Dolce Vita, Chocolate Hazelnut Sweet Stout, and Zeroday IPA. Light fare is also served at the brewery, and soon, food trucks on the weekends.

Zeroday Brewing Company
250 Reily Street, Suite 103

Harrisburg, PA 17102

4-11 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Posted in Last Stand Brewing, New Breweries

Last Stand Brewing Opens in Austin, Texas

Last Stand Brewing Company opens this weekend in Austin, Texas.

The brewery is the brainchild of Texas Native Kerry Richardson, his wife Mandi, and home brewer turn brewery owner,  Mignonne “Migs” Gros. The three join forces to open Last Stand Brewing closeby to another craft beer trendsetting brewery, Jester King.

Launch beers include BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale, Coffee Porter, Pale Ale, IPA and Wheat, all draft only initially.

Last Stand Brewing Company is located at 12345 Pauls Valley Rd, Unit I, Austin, Texas 78737

Image via Last Stand Brewing

Posted in AleSmith Brewing, Brewery Expansions, Headlines, Mikkeller, New Breweries

Mikkeller & Alesmith to Partner on New Brewery

Mikkel Borg Bjergsø, better known at gypsy brewer Mikkeller, is forming a partnership with San Diego, California’s Alesmith Brewing Company.

Initial details indicate the Alesmith and Mikkeller will be forming a new partnership, creating a brewery (not yet named). The new brewhouse will be located in a building that Alesmith currently owns.

This isn’t the first time Mikkeller used this approach. Bjergsø also owns Warpigs, a Copenhagen brewery with Indiana based Three Floyds. Additionally, Bjergsø/Mikkeller owns Mikkeller Bar in San Francisco, California.

The new brewery could be operational as of Summer, 2015. Mikkeller currently produces various offerings for the United States at craft breweries across the country. No word if that will continue after the new brewery is online.

You almost saw this coming, as Alesmith & Mikkeller recently released a collaboration, Beer Geek Speedway.

Beer Street Journal has reached out to Alesmith and Mikkeller for more information.

Posted in New Breweries, New Releases, Torn Label Brewing Co.

Torn Label Brewing Co. launches in Kansas City, Missouri

Torn Label Brewing officially launches this week in Kansas City, Missouri. The brewery was founded last year by Rafi Chaudry, Travis Moore, Carol Troutwine and Chad Troutwine.

The brewery is located in the southern section of the Studios Inc building in downtown Kansas City’s Crossroads neighborhood. Torn Label brews on an all-stainless, 15 barrel system, with a 2,500 barrel annual capacity. Additionally to the production facility, the brewery plans on opening a tap room on-site later this year.

Some of the initial beers include Hang ’em High (IPA), Quadjillo (Chili beer), and Monk & Honey (Belgian-style Ale).

Posted in Brewery Expansions, Don't Miss This, New Breweries

Upper Hand Brewery Celebrates Grand Opening

Upper Hand Brewery, the new division of Bell’s Brewery is officially open.

Upper Hand broke ground in October, 2013 on an 11,500 square foot facility on Michigan’s Upper Penninsula. Three beers are ready with the launch, Upper Penninsula Ale, Escanaba Black Beer,  and Upper Hand Lager. Expect draft from now until December, when bottles arrive.

“To be able to open a brewery in the U.P. fulfills a lifelong dream for me. I couldn’t be prouder to open the doors of this great facility here in Escanaba,” said Larry Bell, founder and president of Bell’s Brewery in Comstock.

Upper Hand beer will only be available in Michigan’s upper penninsula, with parts of the west to follow. Upper Hand will not be available to purchase below the Mackinac Bridge.

A public open house is planned at the brewery on December 6th, 2014.

Posted in Beer News, New Breweries

Alter Ego Brewing Now Zeroday. Opening in 2015

Zeroday Brewing Co

Alter Ego Brewing has been in planing for the last couple of years in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The brewery is on track to open in the city in 2015, but with a name change – Zeroday Brewing Co.

Theo and Brandalynn Armstrong, creators of (now Zeroday Brewing Co.) made the decision to change the name after attempting to trademark the Alter Ego Brewing moniker. All the legal red tape boiled down to requiring a change the name to protect the brand’s future. Zero Day is a hiking term for time off the trail, doing no hiking.

Construction has already begun at the brewery’s new location.