From left to proper, Lisa Eckert, Alex Wigton and David Morris, companions in Curio Brewing Firm. (Martin Cassidy/Group Impression Newspaper)
In 2018, Wigton, who has a background as a gross sales and advertising government for accommodations, and Morris, who had been roasting espresso for nearly a decade, teamed as much as market roasted espresso beans.
“It was what he was doing along with his enterprise and what his imaginative and prescient was as a espresso entrepreneur that impressed me,” Wigton mentioned.
The assembly led to opening Curio Brewing Firm in July 2020 at 206 Noah Drive in Franklin, a 5,000-square-foot enterprise that brings collectively a espresso roastery and craft brewery behind a retail espresso store.
Whereas the enterprise brews and sells extra beer than espresso, they goal to develop by utilizing the brewery to provide canned chilly brew espresso drinks to promote retail in Williamson County and past, Wigton mentioned.
“Our imaginative and prescient and the explanation we bought this facility was to provide chilly brew espresso and be Nashville’s finest or Center Tennessee’s finest cold-brewed espresso,” Wigton mentioned.
Wigton and Morris additionally introduced on a brand new accomplice, Lisa Eckert, to supervise gross sales, distribution and occasions on the enterprise. She works to get their beer into extra liquor shops and eating places.
The enterprise simply started canning its beer a few month in the past, Wigton mentioned.
“Our distribution plan for 2022 is to saturate all of Williamson County and be in each liquor retailer and restaurant potential,” Wigton mentioned.
Morris mentioned he desires to create extra cold-brewed coffees and low flavored beers this yr.
“We wish to discover and blur the road of what it means to mix espresso and beer in a beverage,” Morris mentioned.
The espresso store and beer faucet room has hours seven days per week, and the group has partnered with Franklin Bakehouse for pastries and the native Ginger Pig meals truck to cater Wednesdays via Sunday.
They guide reside music each different weekend too, Wigton mentioned.
The corporate can be launching Curio U Brew, the place Morris and Wigton assist prospects brew a kind of beer, trend a customized label and produce canned beer for members to share, Wigton mentioned.
“What it permits us to do is make Curio a vacation spot for individuals,” Wigton mentioned.
Curio Brewing Firm
206 Noah Drive, Ste. 140, Franklin
Hours: Mon.-Tue. 8 am-2 pm, Wed.-Thu. 8 am-9 pm, Fri.-Sat. 8 am-10 pm, Solar. noon-6 pm