A Carrboro brewery is trying to take its craft beer to new places — by expanding its territory with outside seating.
Steel String Brewery, located on South Greensboro Street in Carrboro, is raising money for outdoor patio space.
Cody Maltais, one of the bar’s co-owners, said they are looking forward to providing the community with a new late-night hot spot.
Maltais co-owns Steel String Brewery with fellow Carrboro residents Will Isley and Andrew Scharfenberg.
When it first opened in May, the brewery used its front parking lot as a temporary patio to see whether it would be a good investment. Maltais said the community’s response to the brewery’s initial test was positive.
“There has been a large influx of people coming back into town,” Maltais said. “It has been great.”
Maltais created an Indie Go-Go campaign online in July to begin raising the money for the patio, which will include 25 to 30 seats.
On the campaign’s website, the brewery is offering custom Steel String T-shirts for $25 donations, a name engraving on the new patio for donations of $99 and membership in its Extended Pours Club for donations $100 and up.
Funding for the project
The campaign has raised about $4,000 so far, and they need around $20,000 to build the patio, according to the campaign website. There are six days left in the campaign.