From The Optimist

Growing a brewery

Sean here! It's been a little while! Many thanks to Amanda for keeping the blog section fun and lively. Our expansion tanks arrived a few weeks back.…

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Craft beer at the N.C. State Fair

The North Carolina State Fair ignores the state's amazing beer scene.  It's time for the State Fair to recognize the great home-grown accomplishment…

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"That brewery sucks"

This blog entry has generated some interesting online debate. I feel compelled to highlight a few points that are in this original post, but might ge…

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Soon and Soft. And three words.

We're cranking out a brewery this week: process piping, electrical, tavern plans, a front door...so much going on. Things that may seem mundane like,…

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New project: Plow to Pruno

Fullsteam is excited to announce our collaboration with Elysian Fields, a new experimental farming program for inmates at Four/One, a minimum securit…

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Pimp my mullet!

It's time to PIMP THAT MULLET! Our fabulous 1967 Dodge A-100 "Mullet" has been patiently wanting to get painted. Truth is, we (and by "we" I mean "Se…

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MIR, our brewhouse

Did you know our brewhouse was once part of a proposed manned space station? This three-section orbiter was intended to serve as a remote science lab…

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2010: The Year of Awesome

We're an hour in to 2010 and already it's the best year ever! Let's proclaim 2010 the YEAR OF AWESOME! Here at Fullsteam, we say this not out of hubr…

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Local art awesomeness

Two days ago, I got a great but unexpected voicemail from Durham artist Libby Lynn. Turns out we have a mutual friend, Candice (check out Candice's e…

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