Asheville, North Carolina-based Hi-Wire Brewing is empire-building again with plans for yet another new brewery and taproom, this time in the Queen City.
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From the mountains of Asheville to the sunny shores of Wilmington, Hi-Wire Brewing continues to make bold expansion moves. Founded in Asheville, NC in 2013, Hi-Wire already has two current locations in Asheville with a third scheduled to open in November. They also have taprooms in Durham and Wilmington, NC as well as Knoxville, TN, Louisville, KY, but they’re far from done.
On October 7 Hi-Wire Brewing announced plans for a new brewery and taproom in Charlotte, its sixth location in North Carolina.
Set to open in Spring 2022, Hi-Wire Brewing Charlotte will be located in the bustling South End neighborhood just a short walk away from nearby Sycamore Brewing and the new 23-story Lowe’s Global Technology Center.
“We typically like to look in up-and-coming neighborhoods for our locations, but South End is the exact opposite; it’s already booming,” says Hi-Wire Brewing co-owner, Chris Frosaker. It was the area’s “intense energy” that immediately drew in Frosaker and fellow co-owner Adam Charnack when they first began scouting for real estate in Charlotte.
Boasting high ceilings and walls of windows Hi-Wire Charlotte’s 8743-square-foot taproom will be its first location two bars. A main bar featuring twenty-one taps of fresh Hi-Wire beer, including year-rounds, seasonals, specialties, sours, and one-offs as well as a satellite bar will be situated on the opposite end of the building with a roll-up garage door to serve both the gaming area and the beer garden. And it will also feature one of Hi-Wire’s original wall murals.
“It wouldn’t be a Hi-Wire taproom without mind-blowing art from Asheville-based artist Ian Wilkinson,” Frosaker says, “and this has the potential to be the largest mural he has done for us yet.”
One of the brewery’s oldest markets, Charlotte initially began seeing Hi-Wire beer on a limited basis back in 2013 when the company first opened its doors in Asheville just two hours west of the city.
“With our upcoming Charlotte location, we are set to truly become North Carolina’s ‘Mountains to Sea’ brewery” Frosaker added.