Hi-Wire unveils new Big Top facility

FROM BIG BUILDING TO BIG TOP: Hi-Wire Brewing will turn 2 Huntsman Place into a production facility complete with a tasting room and tours. Photo courtesy of Hi-Wire Brewing Co.

Hi-Wire Brewing Co. just officially announced its second location. The brewery will build a 26,000-square-foot production facility at 2 Huntsman Place. The address may sound unfamiliar, but it’s on the edge of Biltmore Village almost directly behind Appalachian Vintner. The building was formerly the home of ISM, an industrial metal machining company.

“We were superexcited, back in late 2014 when we placed an order for our sparkling new dream brewhouse from Europe,” says Adam Charnack, co-owner of Hi-Wire. “We didn’t want to jump the gun, though, on announcing too many details about our future operation at that time … simply because we didn’t have all the answers. Now that our real estate is secured, loan closed, construction underway and brewhouse ready to ship, it’s time to tell the world about our latest pride and joy!”

Hi-Wire plans to extend the circus theme by naming the new location the Biltmore Big Top. The building is well-suited for a brewery, according to Hi-Wire, as it already has high ceilings and a number of loading docks.

Plans for the facility include a second tasting room with outdoor seating and a tour program. The brewery says the brewhouse is scheduled to arrive in early April.

No opening dates have been announced. For additional information as construction progresses, Hi-Wire says to the check the brewery’s Facebook page or website.

About Thom O'Hearn
Thom O’Hearn is a writer, book editor and homebrewer. Twitter: @thomohearn

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