The Southern Growl Brewery - Press Release
Coming this Fall (Still shooting for end of September/ Early October)
Over two years ago, The Southern Growl owner Matt Bowes began working on the plans for a brand new facility for the gastropub. What began as a very small craft beer taproom in April 2014, has now become an exciting gastropub known for knowledgeable beertenders and talented cooks. When the upcoming expansion is completed, the business will leave its current location and relocate to the new building less than a quarter mile up the street at 155 N Buncombe Rd. Construction is well under way for the 10,000 sqft building and the opening is set for Fall 2019.
Bowes was excited to announce that along with the larger space to expand current operations, The Southern Growl will also be adding a brewing facility at the new location. The 10-barrel brew house will be managed by Certified Cicerone© Jason Azbell with assistance from Certified Cicerone© owners Matt and Anna Bowes, and Certified Cicerone© bar managers Josh Waycaster and Carrie Weber. The Southern Growl will continue to serve from a selection of 60 taps, and plans to regularly keep up to a third of those brewed in-house. Azbell is excited for the opportunity to brew a variety of well-made styles that display the diversity of beer flavors and characters, plus some unique single batch beers like S’more-toberfest and Dunkle-cola-weizen.
The Southern Growl has an ever-changing food menu that features sandwiches, small plates, and shareable items that are created to pair well with beer. The current small kitchen limits the imaginative chefs, but Executive Chef Joey McCarter, along with sous chefs Eli Biggs and Kierstin Dudley, is looking forward to a larger kitchen with even more opportunities for house-made ingredients, an on-site garden for fresh herbs, and dedicated space for elegant coursed beer pairing dinners.
Customers and staff are looking forward to the addition of a large outdoor area, complete with patio seating, a large lawn where leashed dogs will be welcome, and multiple fire pits. The 4.5 acre property will also provide plenty of space for parking with room for big events, yard games, and future expansions.
The Southern Growl is known for having a knowledgeable, friendly, and talented staff and the team is looking forward to welcoming new members.
Bowes is excited to be able to provide Greer with a brewery where family and friends will feel welcome every day. The city of Greer is growing rapidly and a brewery will be a wonderful addition to the area.