In a blog post Wednesday, COAST‘s Jaime Tenny said the brewery is shifting the focus of its recent renovations from building a tasting room to readying the brewery for its new, larger brewing equipment.
Since the passage of the Pint Law and taking in more the $24,000 through their crowdsourced fundraising campaign, COAST has been working hard to expand and revamp its North Charleston brewery to include more room for expanded brewing capacity as well as a full-scale tasting room. (If you’ve visited the brewery recently, you’ve seen how much work they’ve done.) And while much of the work has been focused on the latter, Tenny said they’ll be putting a proper tasting area on hold.
“For both financial reasons and the brevity of time and physical capabilities … the much-needed taproom is taking a back burner,” Tenny wrote. “100% of our efforts right now are going into getting ready for our equipment … just a few short weeks away!”
That new equipment will include a new 30 BBL brewing system, meaning more COAST in more accounts in the coming months.