Johnson City, TN—Yee-Haw Brewing Company announced today that it will brew its first beers right in the heart of Johnson City. The brewery’s flagship location will be located in the East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Depot, aka the Tweetsie Depot, located on Buffalo Street and West State of Franklin Road.
The Washington County Economic Develop Council (WCEDC) supports the revitalization of the property and sees the project as having a significant impact on the downtown area. “The Tweetsie Depot is a cornerstone of Johnson City’s history and played a vital role in the city’s development. The depot served this community well for many years, and we’re excited for this historical location to be a hub again,” noted Joe Grandy, Chair for the WCEDC.
Founding partner Joe Baker noted, “Yee-Haw is a brand that celebrates good beer and good times with friends. We’ve worked hard to create a brand that embraces the rich history, traditions and values of East Tennessee. Downtown Johnson City is growing and we’re excited to be part of the action.”
The Yee-Haw team is joined by Brandon Greenwood, COO & Brewmaster. Greenwood is an award winning brewmaster with 20 years of experience in the industry. He is the recipient of multiple medals from the Great American Beer Festival organized by the Brewers Association, the nation’s principal organization of brewers. Most recently, Greenwood worked as the Vice President of Brewery Operations at Lagunitas Brewing Company, the #5 ranked craft brewery in the U.S. by sales volume. In 2012, he assembled and led the team responsible for building and operating the Lagunitas facility in Chicago, IL.
Greenwood currently oversees the brewery construction for Yee-Haw, and serves as the mastermind behind the creation and production of its soon-to-be released brews. “Yee-Haw is committed to brewing world class beer. We will provide a quality mix of the finest ales and lagers. Our beer will be bold and flavorful, but easy to drink,” Greenwood said.
Initial distribution of Yee-Haw beer will include on premise accounts throughout East Tennessee. The brewery’s opening and distribution start dates are set for early Summer 2015.
Information including business hours, distribution locations and additional product offerings will be announced in the coming weeks.
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