Tourists pouring into Dripping Springs for brewpub scene

By: Bonnie Gonzalez              08/09/2013 05:25 PM

From Austin/Round Rock/San Marcos, TX               Saturday, August 10, 2013

“The days of sweeping hair from the floor are over. The Barber Shop is a now brewpub, but staff have a little fun keeping up with the confusion.”

“I’ve offered. I have scissors, but no one ever takes me up on that,” McIntosh said.

“Thanks to the new laws, brewpubs can sell their beer at their business and to distributors.”


Miamisburg grants loan to brewpub

By Mark Fisher           Staff Writer

From: Dayton, OH

The new brewpub called Star City Brewing that is coming to the former Peerless Mill Restaurant space at 319 S. Second St. in Miamisburg will get a $20,000 forgivable loan to help defray renovation costs.


 Want to Open a Microbrewery in Traverse City?

 By Beth Milligan 

August 8, 2013

“A calamity every step of the way.” “Complete trial by fire.” “A Kafka-esque labyrinth of bureaucracy.”

“According to Pete Kirkwood, owner of the newly opened Workshop Brewing Company in the Warehouse District in downtown TC, an interest in – or a knowledge of – making beer is just the first in a long list of qualifications a potential brewery owner needs to cut it in the Michigan marketplace.”



New microbrewery in West Seneca is part of growing trend in WN

It’s a fine time to roll out the barrel in Western New York. Four microbreweries have opened locally in recent years, and at least seven others are in the offing.

In a greenhouse attached to an Eden home, a binder full of handwritten beer recipes lays open to “amber porter.”

A 10-gallon batch is brewing at the end of the room. Dave Johnson, an engineer by profession, uses devices of his own creation: a magnetically driven stir plate for starting the yeast, a grain grinder, a brewing stand and a large wooden paddle.

After decades of home-brewing award-winning beer and cider, Johnson will be the head brewer for the Rusty Nickel Brewing Co., a microbrewery scheduled to open next year in West Seneca.