Asheville brewery Hi-Wire heads to South End

Asheville brewery Hi-Wire heads to South End

Hi-Wire Brewing. Photo: Emma Way/Axios

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Asheville-based Hi-Wire Brewing will open in South End in spring 2022.

What to expect: The main bar will include 21 taps of Hi-Wire beer, two wine taps and one draft cider. A roll-up garage door and satellite bar will sit on the opposite side of the building, leading to a gaming area and beer garden, with soccer pool, table tennis and foosball.

Details: 330 W. Tremont Ave. will play home to the 8,743-square-foot taproom and 2,000-square-foot beer garden. Neighbors will include Benny Ferrovia’s, serving giant pizza slices starting later this fall, Common Market South End and Pins Mechanical Co.

The big picture: Hi-Wire will launch two more locations in 2022, including another in Charlotte, bringing them to nine spots ranging from the mountains in Asheville to the beach in Wilmington.

What they’re saying: “With our upcoming Charlotte location, we are set to truly become North Carolina’s ‘Mountains to Sea’ brewery,” Hi-Wire co-owner Chris Frosaker said in a statement.

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Why it matters: Tremont Avenue’s transformation mirrors that of South End over the last decade. It’s booming.

Context: None of these businesses existed on Tremont Avenue five years ago. However, Common Market South End is the remaining neighborhood staple. It sat on Camden Road until July 2016, but the location was demolished and replaced by investment advisor, Dimensional Fund Advisors.

Between the lines: Hi-Wire is the second Asheville brewery to announce a Charlotte location this year. Axios’ Symphony Webber reported on Burial Beer Co.’s expansion to Plaza Midwood in March. Burial beers are currently available for purchase online and pick up at the shop. 

Go deeper: Use our list of breweries to explore a new space this weekend.

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