KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – Kingsport celebrated the opening of a new family-friendly brewery and taproom on Friday.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at noon to mark the grand opening of Flanagan Brothers Bierworks at 1800 N Eastman Rd.
According to the brewery’s website, Flanagan Brothers Bierworks is a “family-friendly brewery and beer garden” that serves traditional Irish drinks. Beverages on the Flanagan Brothers menu include Saisons, ales, IPAs and stouts.
Co-owner Uriah James Bishop said Flanagan Brothers will be authentic in its Irish roots but also branch out a bit.
“Pay homage to the Irish heritage and brew as close to possible true-to-style Irish beers, cream ales, stouts, porters,” Bishop said. “I like also to spin off, because I’m originally from the Pacific Northwest, where the West Coast IPAs came in back when I was growing up, so I cut my teeth on those. So I really want to highlight some of those. And then also through my world travels, I discovered Belgian beer, and Belgian are some of my favorite styles of beers.”
Bishop said the brewery, located just off the Greenbelt, will also plan to have food trucks park outside.
“We have obviously our craft beer, but we have our outdoor space that’s going to enable us to really host community events,” Bishop said. “[We’re] pet friendly, so as long as you bring your dog down, they’re friendly and they’re on a leash.”
Local aspiring musicians will also perform at the brewery on Monday and Thursday nights as well as more live music on the weekends, the website states.
The owners hope to offer several community events and games like cornhole, trivia and poker nights.
The brewery is open from 2-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from noon until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and from noon until 9 p.m. on Sundays.
For more information, visit the brewery’s website.