Downtown Wake Forest Welcomes our Newest Brewery
Norse Brewing Company is set to open this month! It is located in Wake Forest on Brooks Street. The owners consider it a miracle that the perfect location opened up in their own backyard allowing them to call the new location home. ‘This was just perfect,” says the owner. “I love Wake Forest. I love that it is in our backyard, and the support we’ve received from our friends in just overwhelming.”
Downtown Wake Forest is seeing several new developments both commercially and residentially making it a great local destination. The owners of Norse are locals to Wake Forest and have watched as the town has grown. They will be joining the several great places in historic downtown such as Bodega Tapas, Wine & Rum, White Street Brewing Company, Tonic Social Club, Unwined on White and Sugar Magnolia Cafe. The owners of Norse Brewing Company are hoping to turn out as many unique beers as possible. Being unique will likely be a struggle with several competing breweries in the area but it seems that they are ready for the challenge. Their goal is to be a self-sustaining pub that they can sell their beers to the local community. They have no intention to distribute. With a nearly 5,000 sq ft space, Norse will have a roughly a 330 person capacity, 40 foot bar, a covered deck, seating in the brewhouse and a downstairs bourbon, rum and tequila specialty bar. “Downstairs will have a completely different vibe. It’s going to be a little more adult downstairs, and feature some beer offerings that are different from upstairs. It will have a mystique about it which will give you a reason to go down there” says the owner.
Norse Brewings will be the third brewery to enter Wake Forest with its biggest competition being White Street Brewing and Lonerider Hideout. White Street Brewing is Wake Forest’s oldest brewery which was established in 2012. They also have a state of the art production facility just a few miles away. Lonerider has just expanded into Wake Forest with its second location. Lonerider has just celebrated their 10 anniversary and also has Lonerider Spirits.