Cary, NC – Cary’s first brewery is expanding with a new event space, including a taproom serving beers and ciders not available before.
Fortnight Brewing on SW Maynard Road has been a destination for community events in the past but Fortnight Brewing Inc. President Stuart Arnold said it had never quite fit with the traditional English pub interior.
Now, Fortnight is expanding and building Terminal B, an event space and taproom modeled off of the London Underground subway system.
“We want it to be completely unique,” Arnold said. “It’s not just a bar, it’s an attraction. It’s a destination.”
Arnold described the layout of Terminal B as almost the exact opposite of the Fortnight Brewing taproom. There is a large transparent loading door to bring in natural light, which can also open to a patio outside. The floor space is wide open and all tables and chairs are moveable. For smaller events, there are breakout rooms in the back, built to look like a London subway car.
That London Underground influence can also be seen in the domed roofs, murals and decorations based on maps and platforms, “Mind the Gap” markings around the bar counter and the Terminal B logo.
“It’s something people in Cary won’t be used to seeing,” Arnold said.
Terminal B will also have three televisions, as well as a projector screen.
Arnold is still waiting on Town of Cary inspections but he said the current plan is for a soft opening at Terminal B in early August.
New Drink Selections
Terminal B will not only be an event venue with new beer taps. The space is also storing barrels for Fortnight’s new sour beer program.
“They have been in barrels for over a year,” Arnold said. “This has been a long time in development.”
While some of Fortnight’s sours will be at the Fortnight Brewing taproom, Arnold said he wants Terminal B to have its own unique selections, with not only their sours but also ciders, wines and guest taps.
“The idea is that people can ‘bar hop’ between the two of them,” he said. “Our hope is to produce our own ciders too.”
Other coming developments are additional parking to Fortnight, and in 2020, Arnold also said they will have an outdoor beer garden.
Fortnight Brewing is located at 1006 SW Maynard Rd.
Story by Michael Papich. Photos by Michael Papich and David Wilkinson.