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Second Seventh Avenue brewery opening on New Year's Eve

Jonathan and Becky Ayers will serve seven beers when Triskelion Brewing Co. opens on New Year's Eve. Jonathan and Becky Ayers will serve seven beers when Triskelion Brewing Co. opens on New Year's Eve.

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With seven gleaming tanks behind him, Jonathan Ayers passionately describes the lineup of craft beer he plans to pour in 12 days from now.

“As soon as I get all seven of my tanks filled I’m going to be making my announcement,” he said in mid-December. They’re filled now, and Ayers announced this week that he is opening his Triskelion Brewing Co. with a New Year’s Eve party on Dec. 31.

He and his wife and co-brewer Becky plan to serve food, wine, mead (wine made of fermented honey) and of course beer.

“We’re walking through the door with seven of our own beers,” he says.

They also plan to have food on New Year’s Eve. Triskelion will open in the brewhouse, which is behind the 5,000-square-foot taproom in the 300 block of Seventh Avenue East.

“We’re shooting to try to get that one open around April or May,” he says.

It’s all-concrete both for fire code and esthetic reasons. “The décor we’re doing, it’s not like what goes on around here,” he says. “Everybody does like mountain rustic. We’re not doing that. This is going to be like Norwegian modern, clean …”

“IKEA style,” Becky adds.

“It’s going to be something different,” Jonathan adds.

He says patrons can get food with their beverages in a variety of ways.

“Marco’s has an app,” he says. “You can be sitting in here and place the order for your subs and pizza and tell them you’re at the brewery and they’ll hand walk it over to you. You don’t even have to leave.”

They’re also talking to Sol y Luna. “They deliver. They want to keep a menu here so if you want something different than pizza you can call Sol y Luna and have them bring the food down to us.”

And they’d like to work something out with Daddy D’s, the Southern food restaurant across the street.

Triskelion becomes the second microbrewery in the Historic Seventh Avenue District, joining the pioneering Southern Appalachian Brewing Co., the first one in Hendersonville. Among the craft beers the couple will debut on New Year’s Eve are the Punkadelic porter, the Order of the Kensmen, a wheat heavy Scottish ale; and two IPAs. Regular hours will be 4 p.m.-midnight Thursday and Friday and noon-midnight Saturday.