From The Optimist

The other 99

    When discussing the Fullsteam market opportunity, I'm often asked if there's room for another North Carolina brewery.  Of course there...

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Clip from "The State of Things"

I enjoyed my time on WUNC radio last Wednesday! The topic on The State of Things was "Sip Local." Here's a description of the show, as listed on...

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Blabbing on the radio about beer

Hey ho! Yours truly (Sean) will be on WUNC radio's The State of Things at noon today to discuss "drinking local." If you'd rather hear the show at...

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A Radical Backup Society

While we shore up the details of our (hopeful) location, here's a short essay written for Fullsteam by Dr. David Frauenfelder. David muses on a wide...

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Favorite albums from 2008

A few weeks before the holidays hit a fever pitch, we reached out to a few beer people and asked them: "What was your favorite album purchased in...

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A successful party!

TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL PRIVACY LAWS, THE IDENTITIES OF THE PEOPLE IN THIS PHOTOGRAPH HAVE BEEN OBSCURED. EXCEPT THE BACK OF HAMMER'S HEAD -- PRETTY...

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Rewriting the Rules.

Fullsteam is rewriting the rules about beer in the South. Founder Sean Wilson was co-founder and president of Pop The Cap, a lobbying organization...

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Road trip to Oxford, Mississippi

Antique tools in Taylor, Mississippi We're back from our trip to the Southern Foodways Alliance symposium in Oxford, Mississippi. Well, we've been...

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Brewery as bakery

Chris and I are hard at work, still checking out potential locations. A few are in East Durham; several are in Durham's Central Park district. One is...

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