Barely a 30-minute drive from Uptown Charlotte, a new sipping spot is brewing. Percent Tap House & Small Batch Brewery is set to open in six to seven weeks at 4250 Main St., Suite 109 in Harrisburg. For context, that’s close to UNC Charlotte, Charlotte Motor Speedway and PNC Music Pavilion.
The operation will function as a tap house, small batch brewery and event space under partners/owners Carl-Jay Castaneda (who handles marketing), Zach Hinschberger (who handles logistics), Neil Grassi (the head brewer) and Alec Barnes (the assistant brewer).
Expect an intimate 1,600-square-foot interior with a patio. “We like to call our theme for the tap room ‘sophisti-casual’, where the design will have a clean feel and the vibe (will be) very relaxed,” Castaneda wrote in an email.
As for the name of the space, he and his partners were drawn to this definition of percent: One part in every hundred.
The brand posted on Facebook: “We realize that there are hundreds and hundreds of breweries out there, so we are simply humbled, grateful, and appreciative to be a small part of it all.”
Percent will be open daily and will pour a variety of local craft beers from establishments like King Canary Brewing Company in Mooresville and Amor Artis Brewing in Fort Mill. While they will also be producing small-batch beers, the staff will serve local ciders and meads, wines, kombuchas and craft sodas.
Overall, the operation will emphasize small-batch and hard-to-find beers on a rotating 32-tap system, as well as experimentation with local ingredients, according to a press release.
Guests can also expect bottle and can offerings, growler pours, and Percent cold brew. As for food, the owners plan to partner with nearby businesses to offer their menus, as well as provide food trucks on the weekend.