Commonhouse Aleworks plans production brewery in Charleston’s Park Circle


Two award-winning Charleston-area homebrewers are planning to open Commonhouse Aleworks in North Charleston’s Park Circle community later this year.

Named after the colonial common houses popular throughout the community, Commonhouse is the brainchild of Hank Hanna and Pearce Fleming, the duo better known by their Octohops Homebrew moniker. After years of homebrewing, the two plan to open a 7,200-square-foot facility with a 1,100-square-foot taproom and an annual brewing capacity of 5,000 barrels.

“Our desire is to produce an experience and a product that people want to congregate around,” said Fleming in a press release. “We will make beers that the everyday beer drinker will enjoy while also impressing the most knowledgeable enthusiast.”

“From day one, we wanted to be in a location where people could walk, ride their bikes, and even push their strollers to the brewery,” Hanna said. “There is no better neighborhood for us than Park Circle.”

Wise One Hefeweizen, which was one of 96 beers chosen for the 2016 Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am competition, will be one of the beers offered. Find out more about the upcoming brewery here.


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