Raleigh, NC — Trophy Brewing Co., led by founders Chris Powers, David Lockwood, and Brewer Les Stewart is opening its production brewery and taproom on Maywood Ave. near the State Farmers Market on the South side of Downtown Raleigh. Their dream of bringing their specialty brews to more people is coming to fruition on Monday December 21st, 2015 at 3:00 pm when the production brewery and on-site taproom opens.
The taproom will have 12 beers on draft, counter pressure filled growlers, a cask engine and occasional bottle releases. The production brewery features a 20 barrel, 3 vessel brewing system fabricated custom built by Quality Tank Solutions out of Wisconsin. Additionally, the location will start with enough fermentation and conditioning tanks to handle up to 240 barrels (7440 gallons) of beer at any one time prior to packaging or kegging. The location will start with will distribution to a limited number of restaurants and bars initially and then expand that reach as they grow. The on-site taproom will open at 3pm during the week and noon on weekends. Brewery tours will begin soon and info will be posted on the website and social media pages. There will be food trucks most nights of the week and customers can bring that food into the taproom to enjoy with a beer.
Trophy Brewing and Pizza, that has been operating for nearly 3 years on Morgan St, will remain open and continue to produce quality beer and pizza. The two breweries, the new production facility and the 3 barrel system located on Morgan St, will work in concert to develop a wider range of styles of Trophy beers.
The Trophy team partnered with Maurer Architecture and Raleigh Architecture and Construction for the design and construction of the brewery. “We are thrilled with the work our design and construction team did on the building. We hope our guests enjoy the brewery view as much as we do” said Co-Owner David “Woody” Lockwood.