Fortnight brings English beer to Cary
March 22, 2014 by Lisa
The Triangle’s first brewery specializing in English beer, and Cary‘s first brew pub, has been set up by The Fortnight Brewing Company.
Fortnight’s president, Stuart Arnold, is taking the slow steady approach with the brewery, and the company is primarily relying on word of mouth and social media to advertise its bar at 1006 SW Maynard Road.
Despite its cautious approach, Fortnight’s investors are anticipating the business will grow quickly, as evidenced by the building’s 2,400 square-feet. As the real-estate agent who found the property for Fortnight, David Urben, remarked:
“Cary is an untapped market.”
The brewery benefits from its location as well; it is has residential subdivisions all around it while downtown Cary is less than a mile away. Ordering banner printing for Fortnight’s building could help let people searching for the brew pub to find it, while also serving as advertisements for those who have yet to find out about its arrival.
Arnold, 48, has brewed beer for years as a hobby. Since he was a child in Maltby, England, he was fascinated by the fermenting process after watching his grandfather, a forager and homemade winemaker, dabble in home brewing. Ingredients such as hops, malt, and yeast are mainly brought in from the U.K. Only the water is sourced in America for those otherwise genuine English brews.