Magnetic South Brewery opens at Judson Mill

February 8, 2023

Anderson-based brewery opens largest of three locations in the Upstate

Magnetic South Brewery, one of the Upstate’s fastest-growing breweries, announced it will open its doors in the Judson Mill District in early March. The Anderson-based brewery founded by Paul Cain, Tanner Coombs, and Adam “Cuzzin” Willier, focuses on creating a high-energy, family-friendly brewery and taproom space that embodies the true spirit of Southern hospitality.

“At its core, we believe in creating an experience where people can connect and enjoy good beer and food,” said Willier. “We are excited to debut what Magnetic South has to offer to Greenville and look forward to being part of this vibrant community.”

The 10,000-square-foot space at Judson Mill will feature a variety of craft beverages including light and dark lagers, IPA’s, session beers, and sours, as well as a complete food menu and entertainment amenities such as arcade games, pool tables, Pinball, and Skee-Ball. Like its Anderson location, Magnetic South’s Greenville location will utilize a 10-BBL brewing system, which produces approximately 300 gallons per batch.

The new location has an industrial feel utilizing much of the original architecture and materials of the historic mill while adding unique modern touches, such as an exposed brewing area.

“We are thrilled to have Magnetic South Brewery join our community,” said Ken Reiter, president of Belmont Sayre and co-developer of the Judson Mill District. “Magnetic South Brewery champions the idea of bringing people together, which is something we have valued throughout our entire Judson community since the beginning. They have an exciting future ahead of them, and we are happy to be party of it.”

Magnetic South Brewery opened its first location in September 2021 in downtown Anderson, South Carolina, after overcoming several delays related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The group is slated to open its third location that will house Magnetic South’s pilot system at the Dockside Development in Clemson, South Carolina, in Summer 2023.

The brewery joins a variety of tenants in the Judson Mill community that includes offices, restaurants, retail, entertainment, and residential units. For more information on Magnetic South Brewery, visit


About Judson Mill District

Judson Mill District is a sustainable and vibrant mixed-use community offering soulful city living in Greenville, South Carolina. Once the largest textile mill in Greenville County and an integral part of Greenville’s Mill Crescent wrapping the city’s west side, Judson Mill District is now home to office, restaurant, brewery, retail, entertainment, and residential spaces. In 2017, Taft Family Ventures, a distinguished real estate investment and development firm based in Greenville, NC, joined with Belmont Sayre, a privately held real estate investment and development company based in Chapel Hill, NC, to transform the historic 800,000-square-foot textile mill that closed in 2015. While maintaining its vision to preserve the soul, spirit, and features of the historic mill, Judson Mill District utilizes a sustainable approach in revitalizing its 36-acre campus, which now fosters a vibrant and affordable community where people live, work, and play. For more information on Judson Mill District, visit