Anderson, South Carolina will soon be home to three craft breweries. Magnetic South Brewery has started renovations.
Anderson, aka “The Electric City,” was devoid of breweries, craft or otherwise, for over 180 years. Then Carolina Bauernhaus brought sour and wild ales to the city in late 2015, followed by Electric City Brewing in 2020.
Later this year, Magnetic South Brewery will join Anderson’s historic downtown strip.
Anderson wasn’t the first city of choice for the brewery, which had been targeting Clemson prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Apparently last year’s COVID disruptions pushed the founders to look at Anderson, scraping their plans for Clemson’s The Astro Theater about 30 minutes away.
Paul Cain, Tanner Coombs, and Adam Willier are renovating a 10,000 square foot building that once housed a A&P grocery store, and most recently Carquest Auto Parts. The location will not only be home to a brewery, but kitchen and outdoor beer garden.
Magnetic South has already been producing beers through Thomas Creek in Greenville.
A target opening date is rumored late summer, early fall 2021.
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