New brewery & winery coming to Greenville

The current, in-progress design of Poe West. Rendering by Johnston Design Group.

Carolina Bauernhaus Brewery & Winery has announced plans to open its second location at Poe West, a 60,000-square-foot mixed-use development in the heart of the Village of West Greenville at 556 Perry Ave.

The award-winning brewery and winery from Anderson will join the Poe West anchor tenant, Greenville Technical College’s new Center for Culinary and Hospitality Innovation (CHI), as the second user to announce in the project being developed by The Furman Co. Additional tenant announcements are forthcoming.

The Poe West location of Carolina Bauernhaus Brewery & Winery is set to open in the fall with more than 3,000 square feet of covered outdoor space for a beer garden and entertainment area.

Carolina Bauernhaus, from partners Keston Helfrich, David Thornton, and Brad Thomas, creates handcrafted ales, ciders, and meads utilizing locally sourced yeast, hops, fruits, and grains. It has won several distinguished awards, the most notable being the gold medal in the experimental-beer category at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival for the brewery’s Source Series Opuntia.

“We are excited to bring something new to the Greenville craft community and expand on
our current culture of wild regional ales by integrating those into a European-inspired
brewpub full of classic historic ales and lagers,” said Helfrich, founder and head
of brewing operations at Carolina Bauernhaus.

The Poe West development is breaking ground this month on the site of the historic former Poe West Hardware & Supply Co. In fall 2017, The Furman Co. purchased the property, which most recently housed Diversified Systems Inc.

Plans for the $10 million property include transforming the sprawling industrial building into a collaborative environment that includes creative office space, restaurants, retail, a brewery, and CHI. The surrounding land on the 5.58-acre property will include adequate parking along with green space designed for community use.

“We love these guys. Carolina Bauernhaus beers are found at many of the other
breweries and taprooms in the Upstate,” said Steve Navarro, CEO at The Furman Co. “Keston, David, and Brad are so talented. These guys’ background in art, engineering, and agriculture spurs on fun and creative ways of brewing beer, cider, and mead. Their Anderson brewery has a great atmosphere and we wanted a similar vibe in our project.”

CBRE’s Blaine Hart and Tommy Molin are spearheading leasing efforts at Poe West and represented the landlord and developer, The Furman Co., in the lease transaction.

“Carolina Bauernhaus is the entertainment/beverage anchor that we’ve envisioned leading the leasing efforts with,” said the leasing team at CBRE. “They are a household name under smart, entrepreneurial ownership, and most importantly, produce quality products for all palates. This particular space has screamed at us for a brewery and outdoor space of this caliber since we kicked off this project.”



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