A new fermentation-focused brewery headed up by a brewer with an impressive pedigree plans to open in the West Ashley area later this year.
Charles Towne Fermentory will be home to a 15 BBL brewhouse where the “focus will be on fermentation,” according to a release posted on the brewery’s website Monday. The operation will be headed up by Adam Goodwin, who has worked at Maryland’s Cisco Brewers and Boston’s Trillium Brewing Co., and most recently brewed at Philadelphia, PA’s Tired Hands Brewing Co.
In addition to beer, which Goodwin plans to ferment with locally sourced yeast, fermented foods such as kimchi, sauerkraut, bread and more will be available at the facility.
“We believe that a brewery holds an important role in a neighborhood,” he said in the release. “Traditionally, breweries were where people went after work to socialize with friends, have a couple of beers, then fill up their growlers to take home beer right from the source. As fresh as possible. This is what we want The Fermentory to be.”
The brewery plans to be on-premise only for a time before beginning limited distribution. Federal and state approval has already been granted, and Goodwin hopes to have the Fermentory online by the end of the year. No word on styles yet.