Restaurateur plans to open Rwanda’s first local brewery; first US brewery medals in German-style Pilsner at European awards; changes in Oklahoma and Pennsylvania benefit beer drinkers; and Night Shift Brewery launches own wholesaler.
Chase and Colin Healey founded Prairie Artisan Ales a little more than a year ago with a single purpose: to brew complex farmhouse and barrel-aged beers. Chase brews small batches of beers he’s interested in. Colin hand-draws Prairie’s label art. This, they believe, is the future of craft brewing.
When Eric Marshall started Marshall Brewing Company in 2008, he had a different kind of challenge ahead of him. Oklahoma was a beating heart for the American adjunct lager and its producers, and seducing drinkers with hoppy ales and rich lagers was no easy task.