118: Michael Smoak – Middle James Brewing

Charlotte has a LOT of breweries… but Pineville…. has. just. ONE. Now, while other places in Pineville serve craft beer, only one had to go to the town council to get some rules changed to brew beer in town limits. Spoiler alert: they got it. And we can thank three people for that… 3 people who wanted to open a brewery, and realized Pineville didn’t have one… and therefore needed one. (Makes sense!) And what better place to open that brewery than a place with a view — especially if that view is an old par-3 course and driving range.

“Genius!” you say. Yes, and Michael Smoak from Middle James Brewing is here on the BrandBuilders Podcast to tell us how it’s going.