A new tap room is set to open in downtown Wake Forest on Saturday, Sept. 15.
White Street Brewing Co. will open at noon with five beers on tap, said owner Dino Radosta. The initial lineup will include an American pale ale, a Kölsch ale, a Scottish Ale, a black IPA and an imperial pale ale that Radosta is calling the frankenbrew.
The grain bill turned out different than we expected, he said of the beer, which has an ABV of close to 7 percent.
The tap room wont serve food, but Radosta said patrons are welcome to bring in takeout from one of the surrounding restaurants in the area.
The brewery, at 218 S. White Street, is located in one of the three downtown Wake Forest buildings that Radosta has bought and renovated in recent years.
Radosta, 44, retired from a software company that he owned and has been dabbling in real estate. After renovating 218 S. White, Radosta, who loves craft beer but isnt a home brewer, decided that a brewery and tap room would be a perfect fit for the space.
He has since hired Chris Bivins, who relocated from Atlanta, to be White Streets head brewer.
Radosta said the tap room was designed to give customers an up-close look at the beer making process. The brewery and tap room are separated by just a half-wall.
You really have the feeling sitting in our tap room that youre in the factory, he said. ... Youre right there staring at the gear.
Yard House will open its first restaurant in North Carolina on Oct. 14 in Raleighs North Hills. It will be the chains 41st restaurant. Yard House has set up a local hiring center in North Hills next to Bank of America and will be hiring workers through Sept. 22. Joint Venture Jewelry is now open in the Harrison Pointe shopping center in Cary. Dream Home Design of Cary is also expected to open in the coming weeks in Harrison Pointe.
Staff writer David Bracken
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