Owners Collaborating with Wake Tech
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 21, 2019
CONTACT: Zoë Dehmer
RALEIGH, N.C. – The owners of Acme Food & Beverage Co. of Carrboro and Tin Roof Brewery of Baton Rouge, Louisiana announced today that they will be opening a joint venture - a new brewery & neighborhood restaurant located at 5401 North, a traditional neighborhood development in Northeast Raleigh. The new concept, named Heyday Brewing, will be located in 5401 North’s new City Farm, now under construction.
The space will feature a unique collaboration with Wake Tech Community College by providing students in Wake Tech’s craft beer classes access to commercial brewing equipment, classroom and lab space. The restaurant will also serve produce grown in 5401 North’s Purple Martin Community Farm.
Chef Kevin Callaghan draws inspiration from the seasonal rhythms and flavors of his Carolina childhood and uses fresh local ingredients to create Southern American dishes in a relaxed, professional setting. Since 1998, his signature restaurant, Acme, has been a leading proponent of sustainable foodways of the American South. Chef Callaghan has been featured in Southern Living, Garden & Gun, The New York Times, Local Palate, Our State, Esquire, Bon Appetit, and many other national and local publications. Most recently, he was a Lululemon ambassador as well as the Executive Chef of Wanderlust Festivals across North America. “I am thrilled to work with this team to create a vibrant neighborhood gathering place,” said Callaghan. “Delicious food and well-crafted beer never go out of style. I look forward to meeting all of our Raleigh neighbors.”
Tin Roof Brewing Co produces a large variety of beers, including Voodoo APA, a 2018 GABF gold medal winning Pale Ale. Their distribution reaches throughout the Gulf Coast and they have a local tap room near LSU. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed with Wake Tech, pursuant to which the developer of 5401 North and Tin Roof Beer Concepts will actively support Wake Tech’s craft beer continuing education programs. “ We’ve been working on this project for a long time and I’m incredibly excited to see it all
come together now. The Wake Tech partnership brings a unique opportunity to educate and innovate with future brewers. Pairing that with Kevin and his team's ability to create exceptional dining experiences, I think Heyday is going to knock it out of the park,” said William McGehee, Founder of Tin Roof Brewery.
5401 North is a 400-acre traditional neighborhood development being built in Northeast Raleigh adjacent to Wake Tech’s Northern Campus. The 5401 Community currently includes Riverbend Elementary School, Riverbend Middle School, a 25-acre city park (under construction), over 400 single-family homes, a recently completed 192-unit upscale apartment community and the Purple Martin Community Farm.