RALEIGH, NC – Business partners, Adam Eckhardt, Michael Morris, and Dylan Selinger announce the much-anticipated location of the new Raleigh brewery, Crank Arm Brewing Company. The brewery is an expansion of the thriving rickshaw company, Crank Arm Rickshaw. The brewery will utilize a 7-barrel system and will be opening Spring 2013 in the Warehouse District at 319 West Davie Street, Raleigh, NC. “We chose the Warehouse District because of it’s central location, and because it is the fastest growing district in downtown. Our brewery is going to be a destination hub, amidst restaurants, galleries, and shops, for people to come together over fresh and different brews,” said Adam Eckhardt, Co-Founder/ Head of Sales and Distribution.
The brewery’s mission is to provide fresh artisan beer while incorporating green transportation methods. Crank Arm will house a bar, for beer enthusiasts who want to sit down and enjoy their beer on-site. The brewery will also have a rolling street team of rickshaws to take people on tours of the City, as well as deliver beer to individuals, restaurants, and bars in downtown Raleigh. “We’re dedicated to cycling as a lifestyle and will have bike racks, pumps, and tools on-hand. Local deliveries will be made with rickshaws and a “greasel” F-350, which runs off waste vegetable oil,” said Co-Founder Dylan Selinger.
There will be two flagship beers on tap at all times, Rickshaw Rye, a Rye India Pale Ale; and White Wall Wit, an American Wit. The Wit is a wheat beer made from Belgian yeast with aromatic citrusy American hops. They will have 4 seasonal brews rotating at all times in order to provide a new and delicious experience for beer enthusiasts. “We brew what tastes good, we’re not held down by specific beer styles,” said Michael Morris, Co-Founder/Chief Brewmaster.
About Crank Arm Brewing Company
The brewery’s mission is to provide fresh artisan beer in a laid-back place for people to meet, enjoy life, and taste one-of-a-kind brews. Crank Arm delivers locally using green transportation. Beer is delivered via rickshaw or waste veggie-oil powered truck in order to minimize the company’s impact on the planet.
Adam Eckhardt, a veteran salesman, has 6 years home brewing experience, and is the Founder of Crank Arm Rickshaw Company. Michael Morris, 4-time GABF winner and veteran brewmaster, has been brewing scrumptious beer for 14 years at several well-known breweries in the Raleigh area, including Capitol Brewing Company, Big Boss Brewing Company, and Natty Greene’s. Dylan Selinger is Manager/Rickshaw Driver for Crank Arm Rickshaw, and has been driving rickshaws in downtown Raleigh for over 5 years.