Written by Michael Dumas | firstname.lastname@example.org for al.com
FAIRHOPE, Alabama — On Nichols Avenue, it turns out that two’s company. That’s how many opening celebrations the new Fairhope Brewing Company has held since the first week of January and now, the brewery is operating at full tilt.
Like so many independent businesses, growth happens in real time and in front of as many customers as they can muster. And in terms of service, organization and capability, the contrast between FBC’s soft opening on Jan. 8 and its grand opening on Saturday, Feb. 16 was staggering.
If the January opening — which was the first time customers could sample the taproom and a few choice selections of beer — was a home run, then Saturday’s 4 p.m. event was a grand slam.
View the gallery of images from the Feb. 16 event here.
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