Liability Customer Spotlight
June 2023 | Justin Fontenot, Deutsche Beverage + Process
Liability Brewing Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary with Remarkable Growth and Innovation
Liability Brewing, is a beloved local brewery in Greenville, South Carolina. They are preparing to mark their five-year anniversary this summer, celebrating half a decade of success, growth, and innovation. What began as casual homebrewing sessions among friends has blossomed into a thriving establishment known for its award-winning craft beers and unique taproom experience. The journey started in 2017, born out of the friendship between Terry, and Dustin. They would gather on each other’s back porches, enjoying craft beers and sharing stories. Inspired by their passion for craft beer, Terry and his neighbor, Dustin, decided to rekindle their interest in homebrewing and embarked on their brewing venture. The early stages of Liability Brewing involved the duo experimenting with homebrewing techniques and recipes. As they brewed, shared stories, and enjoyed a few beers, the idea of opening a brewery took root, and became a reality when they opened their doors in 2018. Fast forward six years, and Liability Brewing stands as a testament to their vision and hard work.
The brewery’s ethos revolves around the idea that life needs a liability. This notion stems from the hilarious and often embarrassing stories shared during those homebrewing days. It emphasizes the importance of taking risks, embracing fun, and stepping out of one’s comfort zone. With this philosophy, Liability Brewing aims to provide a laid-back and enjoyable experience for its patrons. Over the years, Liability Brewing has undergone significant transformations. Initially, it operated primarily as a taproom, serving a limited distribution area. The brewery now maintains a more balanced approach, with taproom sales and an expanded distribution footprint throughout South Carolina. To keep up with the growing demand and changing aspirations, Liability Brewing has continuously expanded its production capacity and added a Wild Goose canning system. Starting with just three fermenters and a bright tank, the brewery has progressively added fermentation capacity each year. Currently, they are anticipating the arrival of two new Deutsche lagering tanks, further boosting their production capabilities.
One area of particular excitement for the brewery is their exploration of innovative and creative products. Head Brewer Jared Tuttle cut his teeth working with renowned Greenville brewer Tom Davis and has continued a tradition of innovative beer development at Liability. Currently focusing on developing variations of their core brands and experimenting with different flavors. Notably, their flagship IPA, “Mortal Wombat,” has received tremendous appreciation from their customer base. Additionally, Liability Brewing has garnered recognition for their Belgian beers, such as the award-winning “Feral Garden Gnome.” Coming off their 2023 World Beer Cup win in the International Light Lager category with “Ultra Secret Enigma” and responding to changing customer preferences, the brewery is eager to expand its lighter offerings. Recognizing the growing demand for crisp and refreshing beers, Liability Brewing has invested in additional horizontal lagering tanks to pursue their passion for brewing a wide range of lagers.
Liability Brewing’s commitment to quality and craftsmanship extends to its unique approach to seltzers. In response to customer requests for ciders or wines, the brewery decided to create seltzers that stood out from the crowd. Rather than using artificial flavors, they employ a process of back sweetening with real fruit, resulting in vibrant and flavorful seltzers that have gained popularity among both seltzer enthusiasts and beer lovers. The success of Liability Brewing can be attributed not only to their exceptional beers but also to their efficient brewing equipment and systems.
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