Peak Drift Brewing Hosts Grand Opening of New Production Facility in Columbia

Peak Drift recently unveiled their new 25,000 square foot production facility located at 3452 North Main Street

On Wednesday, January 18th, 2023 the Middleton family officially celebrated the grand opening of their new production facility in the former Stone Manufacturing Building located at 3452 North Main Street. The event included representatives from across Columbia including District 1 Councilwoman Tina Herbert, At-Large Councilwoman Dr. Aditi Bussells, District 3 Councilman Will Brennan, and At-Large Councilman Howard Duvall. Other delegates include Speaker of the House of Representatives Murrell Smith, Jr., Richland County Councilman Paul Livingston, and President and CEO of the Columbia Chamber Carl Blackstone.

Peak Drift is a new state-of-the-art brewing facility comprising 25,000 square feet of space in the 65,000 square foot building. Aside from production, processing and packaging/distribution are also included in the build out.

“We’re excited to officially celebrate the opening of our new production facility and have distinguished guests and local community members join us at our ribbon cutting,” says Sara Middleton Styles, co-owner of Peak Drift. “Our vision is to create an innovative, environmentally conscious company that promotes life’s peak moments and helps move our region forward.”

“We are excited about this new business venture in our city,” says City Councilwoman Aditi Bussells. “This significant project is one step closer toward Columbia becoming a real destination to live, work and play. Columbia is fortunate to have local entrepreneurs who have such vision and are willing to make investments in our capital city. The opening of the Peak Drift Brewing Company marks a bold step toward elevating the business landscape and energizing our local economy.”

Peak Drift Brewing is just the first phase of build out, with future uses planned for the additional 40,000 square feet of space. The Middletons have stated that the goal of the complex is to become a focal part of Columbia and the state of South Carolina. Additional planned future uses include a restaurant, event and entertainment space, and lifestyle amenities that will attract and serve residents from across the entire Columbia region.