WASHINGTON, NC (WNCT) – The Pitt Street Brewing Company is no stranger to eastern North Carolina. Today, the brewery is expanding. Its second location in the Port District of Washington welcomed customers for the grand opening on Saturday.
“We are very excited to bring Pitt Street here to Washington and join the people who have already started the beer scene here. We are very excited to bring our craft beers, our, our atmosphere, our culture, in short, with the people of Washington,” said Brianna Long, General Manager of Pitt Street Brewing Company.
Long said adding a second location has been in the works since before the pandemic.
“So before the pandemic, we were looking at other places and places and that kind of all fell apart. But then we were able to get in touch with Slayton Hazard Daniel and Chris Grubbs, our general contractor, and bring this to life here in Washington,” Long said.
Long said their beer was made at their Greenville location and would be brought back to the Washington location. Customers were able to taste two new beers during the grand opening. Along with the beer release, people also enjoyed the live music.
“We have to release beers today, a lime cherry lager and a New Zealand IPA. We have live music. We had the face paint just finished, we got our riverside seats just opened (Saturday) and our great vibe,” Long said.
Sitting directly on the Pamlico River, people also showed up at the brewery for the grand opening on their paddle boards and boats.
“I know a lot of people have wanted something to happen here for a long time. So we’re happy to be able to do that,” Long said.
With the Pitt Street Brewing Company open seven days a week, Long said she was excited to meet everyone and join the other brewers in the area.