Cooper River Brewing Company opened recently in Charleston, South Carolina.
The company purchased a 7,500 square-foot warehouse in the city's Wagener Terrace neighborhood, which was renovated into the unique brewery.
“Our approach is to brew unique ales in traditional styles," Cooper River's head brewer Mark Fesche said. "In other words, each beer will be distinctive and flavorful, but follow a traditional brewing process.”
The inaugural beer menu at the Charleston location will include golden ales, IPAs and stouts. Visitors can tour the brewery and try new beers in the tasting room. The brewery will also feature year-round outdoor seating in its spacious courtyard.
"We plan on having a large selection in our taproom and will let consumer demand dictate which beers we may release in bottles later this year,” Fesche said.
Cooper River Brewing was co-founded in 2015 by Jamie Martin, Michael Gates and Dustin Pait, a group of friends who lived in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. As their plans began to take shape they added Fesche, a graduate of Seibel Institute and a seasoned brewmaster who had worked for breweries all over the country, to their team.