South Carolina’s Upstate is one of the burgeoning regions for craft beer in the state. Greenville is home to Thomas Creek, and soon Brewery 85 and Quest; Spartanburg boasts RJ Rockers; and there are numerous craft beer stores and bars for beer geeks to get their fix at.
One of those growing establishments is Growler Haus, the first store of its kind in Anderson. The focus of the store is right there in its name: growlers. Founder Craig Kinley wanted to finally give the Anderson area the experience of being able to go to a local store for your occasional growler fill. And now, with the help of crowdsourced funding, Kinley is looking to expand that operation into Spartanburg.
An online fundraising campaign looks to raise $12,000 to help get the second store to bear the Growler Haus name started. The focus of the store would be the same: Giving patrons a friendly atmosphere to enjoy a taste and get your 64 ounces of liquid enjoyment to take home.
As with most online fundraisers, a variety of incentives – from pint glasses and t-shirts to private parties – are being offered to help raise funds. The campaign will wrap up May 27.