WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington’s newest brewery will be a blast from the past, both in theme and in location. Edward Teach Brewing will try to make its mark in an ever-growing beer scene in the Port City.
“Breweries are popping up everywhere. However, I think that just gives the public, it gives them more of an insight to fresh and local beer,” said head brewer Erik Peterson.
There’s a new brewery in an old place. The firehouse, which has stood since 1907 on 4th and Campbell Streets in Wilmington, will soon open as Edward Teach Brewing.
The centerpiece of the brewery’s pirate theme is a bar that is inspired by the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship that Blackbeard captained off the North Carolina coast in the 1700s.
The brewery wants to have a variety of different brews while also paying homage to their namesake.
“We do want to have some good, clean German lager styles that can be enjoyed season-round. Obviously, we’ll have some hop-forward beers and hopefully stand out in a different way from that. As well as certainly a robust, dark beer kinda line for Blackbeard and really kinda hit that home,” said Peterson.
There’s plenty of history in the old firehouse and the brewery hopes to make its own mark on Wilmington.
“I know with how long this building’s been around, a lot of people have seen it go through different hands and exchange different ways but I think when they see what’s been done to this building now and especially the bar and taproom side of things, I think everybody’s gonna be thoroughly impressed,” said Peterson.
The 20 barrel brewhouse is expected to be completed this fall and the taproom would open for customers six to eight weeks after that.