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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.

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.

It’s A Great Time to Brew   I’m sure you’ve noticed all the breweries opening in South Carolina, and across the country. The number of American breweries has more than doubled since we first opened back in 2014 and, needless to say, the diversity of beer choices is even greater. We’ve visited hundreds of breweries over the years and it makes every trip more fulfilling to drink local beer. In the past five years alone, we’ve had roughly 3000 different beers on draft and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. It’s such an exciting time to be a beer lover!  I get especially excited after attending Craft Brewer’s Conference each year, where I get to learn from fellow awesome brewers that have the same drive for knowledge and interest in technological advancements. The scientific developments and analytical data in hop breeding, oil extraction, brewhouse efficiencies, malting science, blending techniques, and more are pushing brewers to up their game to produce some really amazing beers. For example, in 2009 U.S. Craft Brewers used a total of only 88 varieties of hops. Because of the hard work of hop geneticists breeding new varieties, the number of varieties is now 154, providing us with the full spectrum of juicy, dank flavors!  Sure, the industry is starting to get crowded, but thanks to the huge knowledge base now available to brewers and the constant push for more science and research, everyone has an unlimited number of tools available to brew better beer.  More Breweries = More Science = Better Beers  Cheers,  Matt Bowes    PS.. We’re still aiming at September to have the new brewery open. Til then, come have a beer with us at our current spot.

It’s A Great Time to Brew

I’m sure you’ve noticed all the breweries opening in South Carolina, and across the country. The number of American breweries has more than doubled since we first opened back in 2014 and, needless to say, the diversity of beer choices is even greater. We’ve visited hundreds of breweries over the years and it makes every trip more fulfilling to drink local beer. In the past five years alone, we’ve had roughly 3000 different beers on draft and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. It’s such an exciting time to be a beer lover!

I get especially excited after attending Craft Brewer’s Conference each year, where I get to learn from fellow awesome brewers that have the same drive for knowledge and interest in technological advancements. The scientific developments and analytical data in hop breeding, oil extraction, brewhouse efficiencies, malting science, blending techniques, and more are pushing brewers to up their game to produce some really amazing beers. For example, in 2009 U.S. Craft Brewers used a total of only 88 varieties of hops. Because of the hard work of hop geneticists breeding new varieties, the number of varieties is now 154, providing us with the full spectrum of juicy, dank flavors!

Sure, the industry is starting to get crowded, but thanks to the huge knowledge base now available to brewers and the constant push for more science and research, everyone has an unlimited number of tools available to brew better beer.

More Breweries = More Science = Better Beers

Cheers,

Matt Bowes

PS.. We’re still aiming at September to have the new brewery open. Til then, come have a beer with us at our current spot.

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The Southern Growl Beer Company

Our new brewery and restaurant has been in planning since early in 2017. Tons of thought went into designing this new spot with our awesome Greer community in mind. It’s got 4x more indoor room for fun and activities like eating incredible food and drinking amazing beers. Plus, we are soo excited to have plenty of space outside to enjoy the beautiful weather and for our awesome events on the lawn.

We’ve got a Deutsche Beverage brewhouse with our names on it that we’ll be using to show our style to the beer world. Still 60 taps cause we’ve got lots of friends brewing remarkable beers too.

…and we’ll have plenty of parking.

Thanks for 5 years of support. You’re amazing. We love you. Come have a beer and stay in touch at our current location:

6 S. Buncombe Rd.

Stay Excited,

Matt & Anna Bowes