HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Yellowhammer Brewing will open its much-anticipated new brewery — with space to quadruple its beer production – on December 26.
The brewery is part of the Campus No. 805 project that will feature breweries, restaurants, a city park and music venue and shopping.
Yellowhammer’s brewery project has taken place over the past year, said head brewer Keith Yager. Yager said the building was designed with beer-making in mind, unlike their original brewery – a converted space they have outgrown.
Yellowhammer, which has Huntsville-based owners, sold its first beer in October 2010, Yager said. The company has come a long way. The new 10,000 square foot brewery will allow the brewer to immediately double its brewing capacity, with space to more than quadruple it.
“Right now we brew over 20 varieties per year, and I’m constantly putting every month something different is coming out of our taps,” Yager said.
The new Campus No. 805 project, on the former Stone Middle School property, is expected to become a major destination for dining, drinking and concerts.
“The more people we get in here, try our craft beer, the better for us and I think the better for Alabama,” Yager said.
Earth and Stone Wood Fired Pizza, shares some of the brewery’s new space , allowing the pairing of Neapolitan pizzas and craft beer. Stan Stinson, co-founder of Earth and Stone is predicting a bright future for Campus No. 805.
“It’s going to be an exciting place,” Stinson said. “I call it an adult playground because if you drink beer and eat good food this will be the place to be.”
There is construction next door to the brewery and the park is still a work in progress, but Stinson said they are on the threshold of an exciting spring.
“So by spring we’re going to have a beautiful city park, with the ability to put 2,000 people in here to listen to music,” Stinson said. “Two very strong craft brewers, and more retail.”