Our History

Our History

A lot of people have asked us how all this started and here is the general story.

In 2015 two of our owners Nathaniel Sears and Andrew Armstrong both enrolled in the Professional Brewing Certificate program at Knoxville’s South College.  They quickly became friends while volunteering at various Knoxville breweries and while studying for class. Later that year both began their careers as professional brewers, Nathaniel locally with Saw Works Brewing, and Andrew on the west coast at North Coast Brewing Company.

While working as the head brewer at Saw Works, Nathaniel hired our other owner Rick Cox as his assistant where they worked until its demise in 2017.

In the fall of 2017 Rick and Nathaniel decided to start a brewery which at that time remained nameless. Later that fall when they had found a suitable location they reached out to Andrew in California to see if he was interested in joining the project.

Andrew moved from California back to Knoxville in the summer of 2018 and we in November of 2019 we were ready to open.