From the 40-tap tasting room to the 40-seat patio, Wish You Were Beer’s new location in West Huntsville, will continue to keep the area’s craft beer scene hopping for North Alabamans. Wish You Were Beer plans to assemble all their operations into one centrally located, 2773 sq. ft. suite on Campus No. 805 near the end of this year.
Campus No. 805 – the former middle school property turned hip retail, brewery, and entertainment space – is home to a number of other beer-related operations, but this will be the first craft beer bottle shop, taproom, and homebrew supplier on-site. “We’ll have the best selection of craft beer and most knowledgeable staff in North Alabama,” says Owner Damon Eubanks, expressing his excitement to be on Campus No. 805.
Wish You Were Beer’s new location will feature an expanded taproom and selection of packaged craft beer to-go over its current Highway 72 location. In addition to having the area’s best selection of draft and packaged beer, services will also include hosted beer tastings, classes, and live entertainment. Wish You Were Beer will also carry a large selection of home brewing and wine making supplies and ingredients. “Being right there with the breweries is great because we will have access to those guys, too, for some expertise,” Eubanks said in an AL.com interview detailing an earlier version of his plan to expand into Campus No. 805 in January of this year.
Eubanks anticipates opening the new Wish You Were Beer at the beginning of October 2016.
More details can be found by following their social media on Facebook (Facebook.com/wishyouwerebeerllc) and their official website (wishyouwerebeer.net).
Campus No. 805 is a 13-acre multi-use development located at Governor’s Drive West and Clinton Avenue. Tenants include Yellowhammer Brewery, Earth and Stone Wood Fired Pizza, Bubba’s Silver Spoon Catering, Stone Event Center, Lone Goose Saloon and S.R. Butler Green. Opening soon is Straight to Ale’s brewery and bier garden, Ronnie Raygun’s Arcade and Rock N Roll Sushi. More tenant announcements are forthcoming.
(June 3, 2016)