Author Archives: Brian

About Brian

I like beer.

Climbing the Mountain

Two weeks ago, June 6, marked the three-year anniversary of the date that I created the business plan for our brewery in Google Docs. In an inadvertent metaphor, Nicole and I also hiked up to the summit of Mt. Mitchell … Continue reading

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Thomas Westmoreland Joins Fireforge

It gives us extreme pleasure to announce that Thomas Westmoreland has agreed to come aboard as a Brewer of Extraordinary Beverages. Thomas is the first intrepid soul to join this merry start-up as a full-time member of the team. Thomas … Continue reading

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The plans are done

Have we been on a roll lately! Last week we checked off another milestone, completing our architecture and engineering plans and submitting them to the City for permitting. If all goes well, we should have our building permit in the … Continue reading

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Adult Tested, TTB Approved

Miracles do happen! Last Wednesday, we received a notice that our Federal TTB Brewer’s Notice was approved. We filed the application on January 19, less than three months ago. Currently, this process is taking many breweries around the country six … Continue reading

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Freaking cool reclaimed metal roofing

We have returned from Bluffton, SC with some amazing material for the Fireforge tasting room. Thank you so much to Diana and Joe Zokan for donating a ton (literally) of metal roofing from the historic 19th century house that they recently … Continue reading

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The Deer Moves In

While it doesn’t look like much has happened from the outside here at Fireforge, a lot has been going on behind the scenes. Most importantly, my trusty deer, Bob Coble, has moved into the brewery. Bob has been with me … Continue reading

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Fireforge Crafted Beer Finds a Home

We’ve all heard it said that good things come to those who wait. The impatient, perpetual 12-year-old inside me has never liked that saying. However, I believe it’s true. After an 18-month search evaluating over 60 properties throughout Greenville and seemingly every … Continue reading

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