CHARLOTTE — Weathered Souls Brewing Co. is putting the finishing touches on its 10,000-square-foot space in South End.
There was a flurry activity at 255 Clanton Road yesterday, with tables being assembled, last-minute projects and painting. Weathered Souls will host its grand opening on Nov. 12.
“It’s a fantastic craft beer market. We actually looked at opening in Charlotte six years ago,” says Marcus Baskerville. “Now, we have that bandwidth to manage both locations.”
Baskerville and Mike Holt are behind the brand, which got it start in San Antonio, Texas, in 2016. The duo met while Baskerville worked at a small brewery where Holt was an investor. They were sharing a beer one day when the idea surfaced to start their own brewery.
“It was important to me because he has a talent that was not being utilized,” Holt says. “My goal was to just offer him an opportunity and see where we could go with it.”
Weathered Souls expects to invest about $1.6 million in its Charlotte facility. The space houses a 4,000-square-foot taproom, 10-barrel brewhouse and a cocktail lounge. James Beard-nominated chef Greg Collier is behind the food offerings.
It is the Queen City’s only Black-owned brewery, following the closure of Three Spirits Brewing in 2019.
Weathered Souls also will house an incubator program designed to support minorities and women looking to tap into the craft-beer scene.
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