Winston-Salem’s Newest Brewery, Radar Brewing, in Development on Industry Hill
Winston-Salem, NC – Winston-Salem continues to develop as a top North Carolina beer destination. Radar Brewing Company will be the newest addition to this burgeoning beer business in a neighborhood attracting substantial economic revitalization.
Photo cutline: Radar Brewing owners Eric Peck, Aaron Sizemore and Aaron Wall look forward to bringing their collective talents to downtown Winston-Salem and the greater Triad. Photo by Jon Carter.
Radar Brewing is the vision of longtime friends Aaron Wall and Aaron Sizemore who combine their creative and technical abilities to create a signature Winston-Salem brewery experience in the historic neighborhood, Industry Hill.
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Located at 216 E 9th Street in the shadow of the Ninth Street Water Tower, the brewery will feature a large taproom and production floor accented by natural light and vaulted ceilings, as well as an outdoor seating area with picturesque views of Winston-Salem’s downtown. In the same building, there are also independent plans which include a restaurant, an indoor and outdoor event space, and five Airbnb rooms. Just steps away is the Winston Cup Museum, Mixxer makerspace, Wise Man Brewing, Ramkat concert hall, Earl’s restaurant, and Fiddlin’ Fish Brewing Company.
Radar Brewing, named for its symbolic association to innovation, modern design and discovery, represents both the technical and creative concept Wall and Sizemore originally envisioned for the brewery.
In addition to Wall and Sizemore’s involvement in the project, Eric Peck has recently joined the owner/leadership team with a completely different complement of skills and perspective to the beer business.
Wall, Sizemore and Peck each bring widespread commercial brewing experience to Radar Brewing. Over the past five years, Wall has brewed at several North Carolina breweries including Natty Greene’s in Greensboro, Foothills in Winston-Salem, and Wicked Weed in Asheville. Wall is also the president of the Master Brewers Association of the Americas (MBAA): Carolinas District, serving brewers in North and South Carolina.
“Starting a brewery has been the goal from the beginning,” said Wall. “Learning how to run a successful brewing business from some of North Carolina’s brewing pioneers has been invaluable.”
Sizemore, a classically trained artist, works in the home furnishings industry as a designer. In addition to leading the creative aspects of the Radar project, he previously worked at Natty Greene’s production brewery. He has earned the Certificate in Brewing from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling and has extensive experience with recipe formulation thanks to years of exploration as an avid home brewer.
Both Sizemore and Wall attended the Brewing, Fermentation and Distillation Program at Rockingham Community College, where Wall recently served as an adjunct instructor for two years.
Peck moved to New York City to earn his BFA in acting before beginning his career in beer at the iconic Brooklyn Brewery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. Immersed in its pioneering, industry-defining culture of artists working within the company, including musicians, photographers, visual, and performance artists to elevate the brand and taproom experience. Peck is currently the tasting room manager for Foothills Brewing at the production facility located on Kimwell Drive in Winston-Salem.
Renovations on the brewery space began November 2018. With up-fit of the space on schedule, opening is tentatively planned for mid-2019.