The grand opening weekend for Small Batch Beer Co. was a pretty CROWDED affair, as you might know if you happened to stop by around 4:30-5 PM on Saturday afternoon. Only 30 minutes after the official grand opening, they’d already hit capacity and had a line forming at the door.
By around 6 PM, the crush had dissipated a little, but the bar stayed busy the entire night. From talking with some of the other patrons, it seemed that Kranked (coffee stout made with Krankie’s Railhead Espresso) and Limonhead (citrusy IPA) were big favorites. The Match Day session IPA was one of my personal favorites, as an easy drinker with a great hoppy aroma.
If you missed out on the Grand Opening, they’ll be reopening this Wednesday (Nov. 13th) at 4 PM, and they’ll be randalling their Ginger wheat ale through butterscotch candies in order to make “ButterBeer” for all you Harry Potter fans. I think I’ll skip ButterBeer in favor of some Thanksgiving Day Leftovers, their cranberry sauce saison.
Brewery hours going forward will be Wednesday-Friday: 4PM-2AM, Saturday: 12PM-2AM, and Sunday: 12PM-12AM. Monday and Tuesday’s are their dedicated “brew days” for the foreseeable future, and the bar will not be open those days. If they keep drawing crowds like they did to the opening, they may have to start brewing nights, too.
I was also able to snap some pictures of the space on Friday at their soft opening. I think they’ve done a great job with the bar, and I especially love the group seating in the back. I hope we’ll be able to hold a Triad beer meetup there sometime in the near future!