NoFo Brew Co opens their new facility in Gainesville, Georgia August 2nd a year after the location was officially announced.
The brewery purchased the building in June of 2022, located on the corner of High Street and the Midland Greenway near the heart of downtown Gainesville. The 18,746 brewery is situated near a pond and a dog park, and boasts a 3,308 square foot patio. NoFo also has a walkup window for beers to-go for walking around the open container district of the city.
NoFo Gainesville also has two private event spaces for parties and celebrations.
“After a year of construction, we are beyond excited to see NoFo Brew Co open here in Gainesville. We look forward to serving each and every guest that walks through our door. I also want to give a very special thanks to the City of Gainesville. They have been so welcoming and an absolute joy to work with throughout this process. Cheers!
– Joe Garcia, CEO & Co-Founder
This third location comes shortly after the brewery acquired Tantrum Brewing in North Georgia, turning it into their 2nd facility and production facility.
NoFo Gainesville is located at 434 High Street SW, Gainesville, Georgia, open 6 days a week, closed on Mondays.
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New Realm Brewing broke ground on their newest location this week in Suffolk, Virginia. The brewery is adding a brewhouse and restaurant to the new Blue Point at the Riverfront Development.
The new build spans 6,000 square feet, and will include a 5-barrel brewhouse and scratch restaurant with a covered rooftop patio. Additionally, the location will have an 8,000-square-foot dog-friendly beer garden for patrons to enjoy.
New Realm Suffolk is a part a new 18-acre mixed-use development by the Miller Group, located in the Harbour View area of the city. The development is so named for the famous Blue Point Oysters found in nearby Nansemond and James Rivers.
This New Realm’s second Virginia location, opened in 2018 not long after opening their flagship Atlanta, Georgia location.
New Realm Suffolk will bring at least 60 new jobs to the area. The facility is expected to open in spring, 2024.
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Atlanta-based Monday Night Brewing has announced their fifth taproom location, slated for Charlotte, North Carolina in 2023.
The new taproom, located at 2217 S. Tryon Street, is already under construction. Providence Group Capital (PGC) acquired the location – a former auto shop, in February 2021. The 8,500 square foot building on 1.13 acres is being overhauled into a food hall, with Monday Night being one of the first tenant announcements.
“The South End is an incredibly exciting locale to debut our broad beer portfolio in the great state of North Carolina. Not only is Charlotte our fifth taproom, but North Carolina is also the fourth state we’ll be expanding our distribution to. We are thrilled to join the beer scene and community in North Carolina, which we have long admired. ” – Jeff Heck, Monday Night CEO
The burgeoning South End of Charlotte is already home to Wooden Robot, Hopfly Brewing, Resident Culture, Triple C, Sycamore Brewing, The Suffolk Punch, and Trolley Barn Fermentory & Food Hall.
Monday Night opened their production facility in Atlanta’s Westside area in 2011. Since then, the brewery has built a wild ale facility in Atlanta’s West End, as well as the Monday Night Social Club in Birmingham, AL, and Monday Night Preservation Co. in Nashville, TN.
Asheville, North Carolina’s Hi-Wire Brewing will soon have a new home in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The brewery has selected a 20-acre redevelopment on the former site of the US Playing Card factory in Norwood dubbed Factory 52. The 5800 square foot taproom will be the first of its kind for Hi-Wire, spanning three different floors. The first floor will be home to a 24 tap bar and large patio, the 2nd floor will have a secondary 12-tap bar, with a third-floor rooftop deck. Family-friendly games including soccer pool, table tennis, and foosball will be found throughout.
In addition to Hi-Wire Brewing, the Factory 52 campus will house a food hall, boutique retail shops, residences, a dog park, the newly-announced Aces Pickleball complex, and a large public courtyard.
Construction on Hi-Wire Cincinnati has already started, with a target opening date of Fall 2022.
Hi-Wire currently has taprooms across North Carolina (Asheville, Durham, Wilmington, Charlotte) as well as Knoxville, Tennesee, and Louisville, Kentucky.
Atlanta based SweetWater Brewing Company has announced a new production facility, taproom, and restaurant in Fort Collins, Colorado.
This week, SweetWater acquired Red Truck Brewing, a Canadian brewery that bought the brewery from Fort Collins Brewing back in 2017. Red Truck closed its doors in March 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic, and never reopened. The amount of the purchase has not been disclosed.
The 32,450 square foot space will see brewing and packaging equipment upgrades, as well as a taproom and restaurant overhaul.
Additionally, the Denver Airport will soon be home to a SweetWater airport bar location, joining Last Call Bar and Grill in Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson Airport.
SweetWater ranks 11th in overall production volume amongst craft brewers in U.S. for calendar year 2020 according to the Brewers Association, currently distributing to 34 states.
The brewery opened in 1997.
Portland, Oregon-based Ecliptic Brewing is opening a second location in nearby Southeast Portland this summer.
Ecliptic is calling the new space the “The Moon Room,” taking over Base Camp Brewing’s space that closed earlier this year.
“We’ve been talking about opening another location for a long time now, so we’re really stoked about this opportunity. There’s a lot of work ahead to make it happen, but the team is excited for growth,” says John Harris, Ecliptic owner, and brewmaster.
“The Moon Room” will be more than a taproom – it will be a full brewery and production facility, complete with a custom Ecliptic food truck and full bar. Expect the new facility to have an emphasis on lager production.
Ecliptic Brewing’s “Moon Room” is located at 930 SE Oak Street, Portland.
Asheville, North Carolina based Hi-Wire Brewing is in the process of building a new taproom in Louisville, Kentucky.
The 5500-square foot space will be located at 642 Baxter Avenue, in Louisville’s Highlands neighborhood – a part of a new mixed-use development. Guests can expect 21 Hi-Wire beer taps spanning year-round beers, seasonals, one-offs and sour ales, 3 taps for wine, and family-friendly activities like soccer pool, table tennis, foosball, and shuffleboard.
“Taprooms are a core revenue stream for our company, especially given our current climate. They create brand ambassadors in those markets. They create jobs and increase wholesale sales in the region,” says Hi-Wire Brewing co-owner Bryna Frosaker.
Hi-Wire Louisville is the brewery’s sixth taproom location and marks just their second location outside of North Carolina. Interesting, this Hi-Wire build is Kentucky’s first out of state brewery to build in the Bluegrass State.
Construction is expected to begin in March 2021.