A new brewery named Lower Left Brewing Company will open in early 2019 near OMB.
Lower Left Brewing Company’s exact address is 4528 Nations Crossing Road — within walking distance of Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Sugar Creek Brewing and Brewers at 4001 Yancey.
Managing partner Tim Curtis and head brewer/partner Alex Shoenthal recently signed the lease and construction will start within the next few months.
Tim and Alex intend on repurposing the old mechanics garage currently on the property and maintaining its character. The brewhouse will be 1,200 square feet and the taproom will be about 900 square feet.
Expect front and rear outdoor seating, lawn games, live music and a dedicated kids area.
The brewery will not have food, but there will be prepackaged snacks for sale, popcorn and a rotating food truck lineup.
In terms of beer, Lower Left Brewing Co. will have 4-6 core beers available year round including a New England IPA, tropical IPA, American pale ale, blonde ale, amber ale and a porter or stout.
Alex is an award-winning professional home brewer who has been brewing for the past 12 years. Alex and Tim consider themselves hop heads, so get ready for a focus on all things IPA.
“We will focus heavily on frequent new beer releases and plan on having at least 15 taps flowing,” Tim told the Agenda. “We’ll have taps dedicated to guest ciders or meads (gluten free) and will be serving house-made non alcoholic gourmet crafted soda. We’re doing our best to carve out our own unique niche in the great Lower South End neighborhood that we’re proud to call our home.”