Trophy Brewing opening second location
Posted December 17, 2015
Updated December 18, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. — Trophy Brewing will open a second location next week.
Co-owner Chris Powers said doors will open on Monday at 3 p.m. at 656 Maywood Ave. in Raleigh.
Trophy's first location, Trophy Brewing and Pizza, 827 W. Morgan St., opened three years ago. It has become known for its great pizza and beer.
Trophy Brewing and Taproom on Maywood Avenue, close to its intersection with Lake Wheeler Road, will feature a 20-barrel brewhouse that will eventually allow Trophy to produce 5,000 barrels a year, opening the door to distribute the beer locally.
"We will be able to start small, satisfy the Raleigh market and eventually grow a little outside that," Powers said.
The 10,000 square-foot taproom and production facility is just the first phase in Trophy's growth plan. The building next door will be converted to a restaurant and space for more barrel aging. A third building will be turned into an event space.
The Maywood location will have all 12 of Trophy's beers on draft and feature food trucks Thursday through Sunday nights. The Maywood location will also feature a lot of barrel-aged beers, Powers said.
Selections at both Trophy locations will be different. The first location will also feature some of the more experimental offerings, including select IPAs and saisons.