By Erica Thomas, managing editor
TRUSSVILLE — Ferus Artisan Ales announced it will open for business Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019.
For years, owner Coby Lake and his team have been working to open in downtown Trussville’s new Entertainment District.
“I’ve been working on this for over three years now, so it’s been a long time coming,” said Lake. “We’ve all put in a lot of work to get to where we are today.”
Ferus has already been making beer and sending it to the distributor, International Wines and Craft Beer, to be distributed across Alabama.
The core lineup of beers will be kept simple in the name game. There will be Ferus Pilsner, IPA and Hoppy Blonde. When it comes to trying different things, there will always be something new at Ferus.
“Everybody’s palate is different, so we brew a huge variety to hopefully appease all the palates out there,” said Lake. “We have really dark beers and we have a pilsner.”
And Ferus plans to get crafty to avoid a stalemate.
For those non-beer drinkers, there will be wine, cocktails, mocktails and a full bar to choose from at Ferus. Also, for a bite to eat, The Eatery at Ferus will offer traditional bar food with a practical and interesting twist and a fun kids menu.
Lake said the 20,000 square feet facility allows the brewery to make and store a large selection of beer.
“It’s nice to have the infrastructure to expand,” said Lake.
On tap at Ferus, guests will be able to purchase 6 oz., 12 oz. and 16 oz. drafts. Hours of operation will be Monday- Thursday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Progress is being made in Trussville’s downtown Entertainment District. For updates, check the Trussville Entertainment District Facebook page.