Jun 18 2009 8:03 am
Prof. Seán O'Connell, the man who taught me how to use an autoclave, to swirl my beer glass obsessively, and that love is a four lane highway with only a few exits going northbound, has been planning a brewpub in Cullowhee NC for some time now. At first I figured it was a pipe dream, the same kind of untenable fantasy that lingers like a toothache in most homebrewer's hearts. But I should have figured better. I think he's got permits. Seán's the kind of guy that gets shit done.
"An idea for a brewery is also part of O’Connell and Cooper’s larger vision for turning Cullowhee into a college town. They predict that one day the town will be incorporated, allowing for the possibility of alcohol to be served there. By founding a brewery now, they’re staying one step ahead of the curve."