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When the business plan was hatched, the Pyatts bought the assets of a defunct brewery in CO, flew out there, rented a U-haul and brought it home to NC. Of course, it stayed in a garage for three years while we searched for an appropriate building. We finally found a spot in Glen Alpine, NC. While it didnโ€™t have any glass in the windows and ivy was growing inside, the price was right at $200 per month. There werenโ€™t many turn key breweries back then so the pieces and parts were cobbled together from dairy equipment or hand made; but we made beer and sold our first kegs to Barleyโ€™s, Mellow Mushroom and The Bier Garden in Asheville. That produced enough money to buy some ingredients, make another batchโ€ฆ.rinse and repeat. Fast forward to today. Seventeen years later, weโ€™ve grown organically into a 30 barrel Sprinkman brewhouse that is shinier than we ever imagined during those humble beginnings.

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