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Re: Another Brewer Coming to Western N.C.
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2012, 05:58:18 PM »
This is exciting news tubercle!  I was hoping they would seal this deal...and they finally did it!

Sweet!  :)
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Re: Another Brewer Coming to Western N.C.
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2012, 06:07:18 PM »
Then there was this report from last Sunday:

Too bad, Philly.

Tough luck, Asheville.


One possible location for New Belgium's Florida brewery.
In an announcement that stunned the craft beer world, New Belgium Brewing, based in Fort Collins, Colorado, squashed rumors this morning that it would open an East Coast brewery in one of those cities, announcing instead that the new facility will open in Florida.

“For the past 15 years, we’ve been telling Floridians that our beer would be available in their state ‘in about two years.’ Face it, we owe those people,” said a spokesperson who asked to remain unnamed because the final contracts have not been signed.

Reportedly, the employee owned, alternatively powered makers of Fat Tire Ale will build the plant in the middle of the Everglades.

“There’s plenty of room, labor’s cheap, and we’ll be able to power our brewery from the natural gas wells that we’ve heard are going to be drilled there,” the spokesperson said.

What really put Florida on New Belgium’s radar, though, was the water available through the municipal water systems.

“We put it through some tasting tests,” the spokesperson said. “One day it tasted like sulfur, the next day it tasted like chlorine and the day after that, it had a funky odor like unwashed socks. The possibilities of working with random factors like that are exciting.”

The brewery is expected to begin operations by April 1, 2014. Beer will be distributed throughout the Sunshine State two years after that.
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Re: Another Brewer Coming to Western N.C.
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2012, 07:04:59 PM »
I tend not to believe the Florida post Because:
A) There's no source listed
B) If that report came out last Sunday, the OP's report was today...
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Re: Another Brewer Coming to Western N.C.
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2012, 07:39:23 PM »
I tend not to believe the Florida post Because:
A) There's no source listed
B) If that report came out last Sunday, the OP's report was today...

And:

C) The Florida post was clearly tongue in cheek.  I think the "unwashed socks" comment gave it away.
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Re: Another Brewer Coming to Western N.C.
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2012, 11:37:32 PM »
And Sunday was 4/1/2012, and the proposed brewery opening date is 4/1/2014.
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Re: Another Brewer Coming to Western N.C.
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2012, 04:11:35 AM »
I'm glad you're all paying attention.
The original article had a photo of a swamp and called it the likely new location.
Sort of like that bridge for sale in NYC.
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Re: Another Brewer Coming to Western N.C.
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2012, 05:10:28 AM »
NB had been surveying in the area according to reports so I kinda figured it was a done deal. I believe with the additions of NB and SN to the area in addition to the other, gosh is it 14 in the county the place will become even more of a beer oasis.

If anyone cares, this made it possible:
http://mashbang.wordpress.com/2012/03/15/post-ptc-musings/
« Last Edit: April 06, 2012, 05:12:31 AM by MDixon »
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