Frothy Beard Brewing Company will open a third location — its first in North Carolina — in South End this summer.
The brewery will open in the former Bhramari Brewing Co. taproom, which closed less than six months after it opened.
Catch up quick: Bhramari closed its South End and Asheville locations because of “circumstances beyond our control,” according to an Instagram post. New investors have taken over operations and will rebrand Bhramari and re-open its Asheville location under a new name in June, according to a separate Instagram post.
- Before Bhramari, The Salty Parrot Brewery operated out of the space for over a year but closed suddenly in December 2021.
- Before that, the space housed Sunstead Brewing.
“Hopefully our team will do a lot better,” owner and general manager Michael Biondi says. “The location itself is amazing.”
Why it matters: Frothy Beard is one of South Carolina’s most well-known and established breweries. It was the fifth brewery to open in Charleston and the tenth in the state of South Carolina, according to Biondi. Now it’ll join 40+ breweries in the Charlotte area.
Flashback: Biondi got into craft beer with his friends and Frothy Beard co-founders Joey Siconolfi and Steve McCauley about two decades ago. “I was in grad school and we were home brewing around the Clemson area,” he recalls. “We turned our kitchen, bathroom and living room into like a full brewery at the house,” he said. “We just really had a passion for it.”
- It took a few more years of home brewing before they decided to open Frothy Beard in 2013.
- In 2017, they opened a second location in Summerville, SC.
What to expect: Unlike its predecessors in its South End space, Frothy Beard will have a kitchen. The menu will feature a range of pizzas, burgers and salads.
- Expect a variety of beers — their most popular are the “Sip Sip Pass,” a New England IPA, and the “Tides of Galway,” an Irish red ale. They also have a variety of sours on tap.
Details: Frothy Beard will be at 1200 S. Graham St.
- It’s expected to open in July, and its kitchen will open shortly after.
“We’re just really excited to come to the area,” Biondi said. “It’s gonna be a cool spot for people to come before Panthers games and before the soccer games,” he added.