Hoptown combines the feelings of a taproom with some modern conveniences with a pop of color from the mural on a wall that spans almost the entire building. But no taproom is complete without the taps, and Hoptown will have 20 of them behind the bar.
The goal of Turner Humphries, Hoptown’s new full-time master brewer, is to make the selection “accessible” in the brewery.
“We want you to be able to go to Hoptown and know that you will find something on tap that you will enjoy. Some really easy things to drink that you’ll want another pint of, ”he said. “We have 20 taps and 14 to 16 of those will always be beer, so we have a lot of opportunities to do a lot of different things.”
According to Plemmons, the brewery will also be adding more than just beer to the tap. They plan on offering things like wine, prosecco, and cider, as well as non-alcoholic options like kombucha.
However, they will continue to focus on their namesake and produce a variety of beers that Humphries refer to as “hop-forward beers” on their menu, such as a variety of IPAs.
Humphries was chosen by Plemmons and the rest of the investors after finding “the best brewer they could get” in Plemmon’s words. He comes to Hoptown from Triple C Brewing in Charlotte and has a wealth of experience, including time at Oskar Blues and the Australian Moondog Brewery.