Continuous and strategic growth has been imperative to the overall success of Asheville, N.C.’s Hi-Wire Brewing. Established in 2013, Hi-Wire has expanded its distribution footprint to over six states and is proud to announce it will be opening its fourth retail taproom in Knoxville, Tenn., in summer 2019.
This place is going to be cool
Located just across the Tennessee River from downtown, in hip South Knoxville, the 10,187-sq-ft taproom will be a part of a mixed-use building at 906 Sevier Ave. Hi-Wire will have the entire second floor to themselves including a 455 occupant taproom, two outdoor decks — one of which is a rooftop with views of downtown Knoxville — and 24 taps. The space will be game and activity heavy, featuring two soccer pool tables, table tennis, shuffleboard, foosball and more. The bar’s 24 taps will feature Hi-Wire’s full lineup of beers, including year-round, seasonal, specialty, sour and one-offs, as well as wine, local cider, and guest taps from neighboring Knoxville breweries.
Co-owner, Adam Charnack noteed: “Knoxville and Asheville are, to us, like cousins. They’re both small mountain cities with strong outdoors, food and drink cultures. We’ve been selling our beers in Tennessee for about three years, and it’s the state in which we saw the largest growth in 2018. Being able to bring the Asheville Hi-Wire experience to Knoxville and to Tennessee seems like the natural next steps in growing our relationship. We are committed to deepening our ties to the community and to the state while providing the best and most innovate beers to loyal, tried-and-true fans.”
Hi-Wire is partnering with S2 Construction for the space build-out and worked with Tim Duff with Realty Executives Commercial as the leasing agent for their Knoxville taproom. Construction is scheduled to be completed summer of 2019. Hi-Wire will be regularly updating their website and social media with formal announcements regarding construction, hiring and opening date.