FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County’s own Cherry Street Brewing is expanding in a big way.
The business announced recently it will open a second location at Halcyon, which is expected to open in 2018. Cherry Street opened its first location in 2012 at Vickery Village.
“Cherry Street is about so much more than just beer,” said owner Nick Tanner. “It’s about bringing people together and being a part of the community.”
The new shop will be nearly 8,000-square-feet, including a brewpub and a beer garden. As a brewpub, Cherry Street will brew beer on-site, have 16 of its beers on tap and have an upscale pub food menu at its new site.
The beer garden will feature communal tables, ample bar space and a stage for special events.
Tanner and his sister, Alisa, will own and operate the new brewpub.
“Cherry Street is a perfect fit for Halcyon, not only for its local background, but because of the value it places on community,” said Patrick Leonard, principal of RocaPoint Partners which is constructing Halcyon. “With its abundant green space and outdoor areas, it will be a perfect gathering space for the community to eat, drink and come together.”
Once completed, Halcyon will include more than 480,000-square-feet of office and retail space, a luxury movie theater, two hotels and 690 residential units.
It’s been a big year for Cherry Street.
In July, the brew pub took home the title of Grand National Champion while competing in the 2017 U.S. Open Beer Championship in Ohio.
More than 6,000 beers in over 100 different categories were entered for taste testing from breweries around the world.
Cherry Street took the top prize after winning three gold medals, one silver medal and two bronze medals.
In April, the brewery expanded its Vickery Village taproom, doubling its brewing capabilities and seating.
“Right now we are in a growth state,” Tanner said in July. “We’re now ramping up our production and it’s increasing as we speak. This is our final expansion out of this location, but we’re beginning to utilize our space, so we will have more beer in the market.”
On December 12, the business will celebrate its five year anniversary and will releasse more barrel-aged beer.