Steel Hands Brewing opened December 1st, 2018 in Cayce, South Carolina as the largest production brewery in The Midlands. The brewery site was formerly a recycling plant where a fire had burned for nearly a week. With concern for contamination on the site, and although not required, the owners entered into a voluntary cleanup plan with DHEC that resulted in test wells being drilled, a significant number of soil samplings unearthed, and trucks full of plastic debris that had not been recycled removed from the site.
The 4-acre site is designed as a destination brewery that combines public gatherings areas and brewery production in Cayce, South Carolina. Planning for the project focused on both the brewery operations’ initial and future needs – the facility is designed to account for future production expansion. The project serves as the anchor and hub for planned revitalization in the City of Cayce. Consisting of a 10,000 square foot facility, the site is equipped with a fully automated 30-bbl brewhouse, 2,500 square foot custom-designed taproom with seating for 150, outdoor gathering space, local artist sculptures, stage area, restaurant and parking.