217 Brew Works is a 10 barrel production micro-brewery in a former livery stable and carriage house located across from the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park in Wilson, NC.
217 Brew Works opened its doors on November 4, 2016; becoming the first and only craft brewery in Wilson County. Since opening, the brewery has experienced wonderful support and success thanks to the amazing Wilson community.
217 Brew Works’ home was used as a livery stable and carriage house from 1919 to 1934, later becoming a car dealership, and then functioned as an old warehouse. In 2015, the building was restored to its original glory with new roofs, front facades, and utility infrastructure upgrades.
The taproom interior was constructed primarily out of reclaimed bricks and wood to substantiate the feel of this old stable. The original red stable door is now featured at the entrance to the brewery and acts as a bulletin board to the community.
Another piece reclaimed from history is the antique door to the dispensing room, once used in the first refrigerated coolers of early 1900s, this antique door continues to keep cool in to this day.
Construction and installation of the brewery equipment was completed near the end of 2016.