Sycamore Brewing’s new South End home will open in May.
State of play: The brewery closed its original South End location last fall to prepare to move into a new 10,000-square-foot space next door.
Why it matters: Sycamore is among the top beer producers in North Carolina, according to data from the Brewers Association. Its taproom on the light rail over the years had become one of South End’s most popular hangouts.
Details: The brewery’s new two-story taproom will include a 6,000-square-foot second-floor patio and bar with views of the rail trail and the skyline.
- The second story will also feature a staple of the original location — the brewery’s Airstream food truck. Expect a beer garden, full-service taproom with food, and Sycamore’s new coffee shop on the first floor.
- The new space will offer frosé, boozy popsicles, beer floats, cider, wine and cocktails on tap. It will also have grab-n-go breakfast, lunch and dinner in the beer garden and coffee shop daily, plus brunch on the weekends.
- Sycamore Brewing will be located at 2151 Hawkins St., next to the original taproom. It’s in a new mixed-use development called The Line.
Of note: Sycamore started roasting their own coffee for their coffee beers. The team “fell in love with the house-made cold brew coffee that went on tap at our production facility,” owner Sarah Brigham said in a statement.
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