Custom Home Pubs to hold grand opening on Thursday, July 2

Custom Home Pubs

Earlier this year, it was announced that Elevation Church planned to purchase the shopping center that housed its Matthews campus.

That shopping center was also home to Custom Home Pubs, a bar with a small bottle shop and an assortment of home bar necessities like kegerators and CO2 tanks. Founder Geoff Goss quickly had to look for a new location.

He found that a few miles north at 1640 Sardis Rd. N., in the Galleria Shopping Center off of Independence Boulevard. It was the second move for founder Goss, who opened the store in SouthPark before moving it to Matthews years ago.  His new location will have a dozen taps (up from eight), a slightly-larger bottle selection, lots of local brewery memorabilia (t-shirts, stickers, hats, glassware, etc.) and the bar from Sankey’s, the restaurant that Goss operated beside Custom Home Pubs.

There will be no food served at Custom Home Pubs, however Goss said customers can have food from nearby Boardwalk Billy’s delivered to the bar.

The bar will hold a grand opening celebration on Thursday, July 2 from 6-9 p.m. The taps will be pouring “rare Charlotte draft beers,” and attendees can enjoy unlimited samples for $20 (with $10 going back to The King’s Kitchen, which is supplying food for the event).

Unlike the bar’s popular monthly tastings, this event does require that you pre-purchase a ticket by calling 704-315-5223 or


Tap Takeover Thursday

Tonight is the night of tap takeovers in Charlotte (and especially southeast Charlotte).

• Carolina Beer Temple welcomes out Aviator Brewing Company for discounts on pints and flights of the following: Bad Beach Wheat Ale, Hog Wild IPA, 919 Pale Ale, McGritty’s Scottish Ale and Big Albert Belgian Ale.

• All of the taps at Vintner Wine Market will be pouring beers from Founders Brewing Co., including the elusive KBS. There will be a few bottles of this one for purchase as well, starting at 6:30 p.m. The full taplist includes: All Day IPA, Centennial IPA, Dry-Hopped Pale Ale, Red’s Rye IPA, Barrel-Aged Red’s Rye IPA, Double Trouble, Devil Dancer, Porter, Oatmeal Nitro Stout, Imperial Stout, Curmudgeon, Sweet Repute, Dirty Bastard, Rubaeus and a Randall that has yet to be announced.

• At Custom Home Pubs monthly tap takeover, you can get a pint glass and unlimited samples for $10. This month, they’re featuring beers from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, which will host a huge festival at their new NC brewery this Sunday. On tap tonight will be Ovila Abbey Saison, Kellerweis, Bigfoot Barleywine, Narwhal Imperial Stout, Pale Ale, Southern Hemisphere, Foam Pilsner (brewed for Phish concerts) and Tater Ridge (collaboration with the Asheville Brewers Alliance).

Custom Homes Pubs Summerfest Tap Takeover

Custom Home Pubs

During most of their tap takeovers, Custom Home Pubs features several beers from one single brewery. For just $10, you get a pint glass and unlimited samples.

And that pricing’s still in play for this month’s event, but rather than focusing only on one brewer, Geoff and Co. are featuring an assortment of beers well-suited to this warm weather we’re having. As part of their Summerfest Tap Takeover from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, June 27, you can enjoy the following beers:

  • Green Man’s Wayfarer White IPA
  • Triple C Hyzer Hefeweizen
  • Sierra Nevada Summerfest
  • NoDa CAVU
  • Olde Mecklenburg Hornet’s Nest
  • RJ Rocker’s Strawberry Bomber
  • Natty Greene’s Elm St. IPA
  • Birdsong Doin Thyme Wit:

Custom Home Pubs Owner to Open Sankey’s Next Door

Sankey's Taproom and Grille

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Many patrons of Custom Home Pubs in Matthews are well familiar with the term Sankey, a manufacturer of kegs and keg valves used in bars and restaurants the world over. This May, they will become even more familiar with the name as Custom Home Pubs owner Geoff Goss opens Sankey’s Taproom and Grille next door to his current business.

The restaurant will be a new venture for Goss, who opened Custom Home Pubs in 2007. The company specializes in supplying kegs and building home bars, but in its Matthews location you can also find a small bottle selection and a bar with eight taps. Each month, Custom Home Pubs hosts a monthly tasting where, for $10, you can enjoy unlimited samples of a brewery’s beers. For most of these events, a food truck parks outside to supply the food.

Now, patrons will be able to walk next door to Sankey’s for food (there will be a door inside connecting the two businesses). The building, which was previously home to a Quizno’s, has room for around 50-60 seats inside and a few more outside under a covered patio. The bar area will seat another 10-15 people.

Custom Home Pubs will continue to fill its eight taps with smaller batch offerings, whereas Sankey’s will have 12 taps with an emphasis on year-round, local beers. Goss also wants to use local ingredients in the food menu, which will include such items as wings, burgers, express lunches (salads, sandwiches and soups) and a Cleveland-style panini with roast beef, french fries and coleslaw inside the sandwich.

Highland Tap Takeover at Custom Home Pubs on Oct. 27

Custom Home PubsCustom Home Pubs will feature a few beers from Highland Brewing out of Asheville from 6-9 p.m. this Thursday. For $10, you’ll receive a Highland pint glass and unlimited samples of the following beers:

  • Highland Black Mocha Stout
  • Highland Oatmeal Porter
  • Highland Kashmir IPA
  • Highland Gaelic Ale (on cask and dry-hopped with Calypso hops)

Custom Home Pubs “Oktoberfest” Beer Tasting – Sept. 29

Custom Home PubsCustom Home Pubs is celebrating Oktoberfest in Charlotte with a beer tasting from 6-9 p.m. on Sept. 29. For $10, you get a bowl of chicken or beef chili and unlimited samples of the following beers:

  • Great Lakes Oktoberfest
  • Dogfish Head Punkin
  • Olde Hickory’s Dry-Hopped Table Rock Pale Ale
  • Foothills Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrel-Aged People’s Porter

You can R.S.V.P. to this event on the Custom Home Pubs Facebook page or by e-mailing

Custom Home Pubs Beer Tasting – Aug. 18

Custom Home PubsCustom Home Pubs will host a beer tasting from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18. $1o gets you light appetizers from Hops Restaurant and the following beers:

Big Boss High Roller IPA

Big Boss Sack Time Amber Rye (Big Boss’ newest seasonal)

Abita Triple Haze (this is the imperial version of Purple Haze)

Olde Hickory ESB (this one is a small batch that will be served on the beer engine)

Please R.S.V.P. at the Custom Home Pubs Facebook page.

Custom Home Pubs Beer Tasting on June 16

Custom Home Pubs’ next beer tasting will be from 6-9 p.m. on June 16. $10 gets you pours of the following beers:

  • NoDa Brewing’s Hop, Drop ‘n Roll IPA
  • Olde Hickory’s Summer Ale
  • New Belgium’s Grand Cru Abbey Ale
  • Hops Restaurant’s Honey Wheat (and Red) – This is Hops’ summer seasonal with oak and pinot noir.

R.S.V.P. if you plan to attend.

Custom Home Pubs Cinco de Mayo Beer Tasting

Custom Home PubsInstead of guzzling down light lagers from faraway Mexico this Cinco de Mayo, head to Custom Home Pubs to try a selection of beers from our home state of North Carolina. Custom Home Pubs will be pouring Green Man, Natty Greene’s and Olde Hickory during a tasting on May 5 from 6-9 p.m.

Specifically, Custom Home Pubs will pour Green Man’s new Pale Ale, Natty Greene’s Buckshot Amber Ale and Wildflower Wit, and a cask of Olde Hickory’s Irish Walker.

The $10 cost to attend gets you unlimited samples from 6-9 p.m., or until the kegs are kicked.

Custom Home Pubs Teaches You to Brew on April 9

Custom Home PubsCustom Home Pubs will host a live homebrewing demonstration from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. this Saturday, April 9. The staff will walk you through the process of brewing an extract beer. In addition to this, all eight draft beers will be $1 off that day.
Custom Home Pubs rents, installs and services home kegerators. They also carry a small selection of homebrewing supplies and stock two coolers full of great craft beer. If you haven’t been, you owe it to yourself to check out Custom Home Pubs.