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New brewery holding grand opening in Gwinnett this weekend

StillFire Brewing, a new brewery near Suwanee Town Center, will hold its grand opening this weekend.

The brewery’s owners have renovated a former fire station across Buford Highway from the Town Center to fit a 20-barrel brewing system and taproom. StillFire will officially kick off service at 11 a.m. Saturday, with 18 brews including a rye pale ale, blood orange wit (Belgian-style wheat ale) and a hazy IPA.


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Taco Mac will be on site Saturday, giving out free wing samples and selling items from its restaurant menu, according to a press release. Sunday, Beto’s Tacos will be serving Mexican cuisine. Local musicians are also expected to perform live music both days.

Gwinnett County Fire Station 13 closed in April to move to a new facility, making room for StillFire. The brewery has a three-year lease on the old firehouse, with the option to buy it from the city at the end of the three years, Suwanee Downtown Development and Business Manager Adam Edge said in March.

The brewery has dedicated a beer to the fire crew that previously occupied the building: the Fightin’ 13 is a red IPA with 13 additions of Centennial hops, according to a press release. 

The brewery will be dog-friendly on its outdoor patio and inside the taproom. Guests on the patio will also be able to use a to-go window to order drinks without going inside, according to a press release. As Town Center is an open container area, guests can also buy a beer and enjoy the park or walk around downtown.

For grand opening weekend, the brewery will open at 11 a.m. on Saturday and 12:30 p.m. Sunday, remaining open until midnight Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. Normal hours will be 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 4 p.m. to midnight Fridays, 11 a.m. to midnight Saturdays and 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays. The brewery is located at 343 U.S. 23 (Buford Highway) in Suwanee. 


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