Monday, August 7, 2017

Brewery Profile: High Branch Brewing Co.

By Dathan Kazsuk | August 7, 2017
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High Branch Brewing Company
325 McGill Avenue, Suite 148, Concord

Phone: (704) 706-3807

Owners: TJ and Maureen Creighton
Head brewer: TJ Creighton
Brewing system: 5 barrel
Year established: 2015
Flagship beer: High Branch focuses on IPAs, Saisons and Barrel-Aged beers
Most popular beer: Pounder (a hazy pale ale)
Hours: Thursday: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Saturday: 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. (will add Wednesdays this Fall)
Parking: Parking lot
Free Wi-Fi: Yes, but High Branch encourages folks to chat
Dog friendly: Yes (on a leash)
Stickers: Yes/$3 each

Beers on draft: Varies from week to week. Typically they have an IPA, Saison, Stout and barrel-aged and/or sour on draft
Pints/costs: 13-16-ounce – $5-$6; 8-ounce – $3-$4
Flights: $7 for a flight of 4 (5-ounce pours)
Cans/bottles for sale: High Branch tries to release cans (25-ounce) or bottles every couple of weeks. They are currently waiting on a canning line to sell 16-ounce cans in 4-packs.
Growler/howler fills: Yes
Crowler fills: No. The cans they currently release are 25-ounces and are not filled to order – eventually they'll be moving to 16-ounce cans.
Wine available: No. They plan on adding cider and possibly wine in the future.
Food: Yes. Cheese boards from Cackleberry Farms and various snacks from Carm's Cafe, plus Cabarrus Country Food Truck Friday (during the summer)
Within walking distance: Depot Antique Mall; Cabarrus Brewing Company
Sampled during our visit: Sour Tree, Off the Record, HB Squared, Pounder

High Branch Brewing Company is an all family-owned and operated brewery ran by TJ and Maureen Creighton. TJ was a home brewer for around 8 years before the Creighton's moved from New Hampshire to North Carolina – where they decided to start up a brewery 2 years ago.

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