After months of anticipation, the Gloucester Brewing Company officially opened on Saturday. Brewers/owners Mike Brewer of Coke and Myron Ware of Newport News said it all began with a friendship that started in the early 1990s. Now, the two men are excited to provide a friendly atmosphere and quality, local beers that will keep people returning time and time again.
The two men, who worked for NASA at the time, played on the same intramural volleyball team. They both enjoyed good beer and Myron began experimenting with some home brews in his apartment’s kitchen.
As time went on, and he purchased a home, his operation expanded to his garage.
In early 2016, the two men came across an article in the Gazette-Journal where the Gloucester Main Street Preservation Trust and the Gloucester Main Street Association were searching for ideas on how to bring people to Main Street.
Mike had always thought the building that housed the former Southern States small engine repair operation...
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