Catawba Brewing Company

So this is really what happened in 1989:

“When Billy opened the box he said “what is it, a pickle jar?”.   Of course it was a carboy, the fermentation vessel of the homebrewer.  That Christmas in 1994 started the journey that would become Catawba Brewing Company.  The extract brewing lasted only a few weeks until all-grain brewing began.  Then it was dumpster diving for bottles, and growing Chimay yeast in petri dish.  The homebrewer became consumed with brewing.  And so it began…..”

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