From The Optimist

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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Five beer personalities

It's amazing how many people want to talk about beer. Though nearly everyone has an opinion on the subject, I've found that not everyone approaches t…

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First Frost (part 2)

Gathering persimmons for our winter ale, First Frost, is hardly scalable or efficient. But it's a heck of a lot of fun. I needed to get out and in th…

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First Frost (part 1)

Another 2 A.M. post. For some reason, I can't make it through Monday Night Football. I wake up hearing the highlights...then I'm up for another three…

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Demolition and decisions.

Artist's rendering of the Fullsteam build-out Initial demolition on 726 Rigsbee is complete! Here's the photo set in case you haven't seen it. Now th…

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visitnc.com radio spot!

visitnc.com radio spot from Fullsteam Brewery on Vimeo. The good folks at LKM (the marketing agency for the North Carolina Department of Tourism) ask…

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Build out begins at 726 Rigsbee

The work begins! Standing outside of the property, a few people driving by honked their horns and waved to us. They're smiling. We're smiling. There'…

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