Businessmen Henry Eang and Palmer Quimby announced the launch of their joint endeavor, Munkle Brewing Co. The brewery will be opening summer 2017 at 1513 Meeting Street Road in Charleston. Both Eang and Quimby come from backgrounds in the Charleston hospitality industry but Munkle marks their first foray into the rapidly growing craft brewing industry.
“I’m excited that we are finally able to announce that Munkle Brewing Co. will be opening this summer in Charleston,” said Quimby. “This brewery has been a dream of mine since my uncle taught me how to brew and perfect beer years ago. Even with the explosive growth of breweries in, and around, Charleston, there’s still a niche in the market for well-crafted, expertly brewed Belgian style beers. We’re confident in the quality of our product and the atmosphere we’ve created at the brewery – we think Charlestonians are going to love this brewery.”
“This is a deviation from my past endeavors and I’m glad to be working alongside Palmer,” said Eang.
While Eang owns and operates other businesses around town and the region, the world of a brewery is new for him.
“I’m not the brewmaster, but I know that there is nothing else like Munkle here in Charleston and I’m excited to be bringing this experience to the community,” he said. “This will be one of the premier brewery destinations in the city not just for our beer but for the environment we are creating in our space.”
The Munkle name was derived from ‘Monk’ and ‘Uncle’, an unlikely combination that serves as the core of Munkle’s beginnings. Quimby’s uncle moved to Michigan to become an Episcopalian monk. While at the abbey, he found brewing equipment in the basement and began to brew beer in his downtime; a hobby he then shared with Palmer.
Staying true to its roots, Munkle is influenced by old-world Belgian breweries, monasteries and Charleston, the city Quimby calls home. With visual touches of deep classical colors, stained glass, wrought iron, and a gorget, Munkle creates an established, authentic experience built around its traditional Belgian style beer. The brewery will have an inside-outside bar, billiards table, seating area, and is available for private events.
For additional information or comment, visit www.munklebrewing.