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Forgotten Road Ales

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Forgotten Road Ales is a brewery and beer garden in the heart of Downtown Graham. They specialize in New England IPAs, barrel-aged beers, sours, and wild ales.

Oral history interview with Ben and Janee Farrar (2022)

We wanted to be a military-forward brand without relying on generic military symbolism. We wanted to be welcoming to those people and not alienate others. But our biggest thing was we wanted to give people great beer.

Ben and Janee Farrar opened Forgotten Road Ales in Graham, NC in May 2019. In this interview, they discuss how Ben's military background is reflected in the brewery's name, beer names, and logo. They also talk about the ways in which Graham has changed since their opening and about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their business operations.

View the Ben and Janee Farrar oral history interview.

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