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Four Saints Brewing Company

- Present

Four Saints Brewing pays homage to the patron saints of beer, Saint Wenceslaus, Saint Nicholas, Saint Luke and Saint Augustine of Hippo. They’ve become the most recognized patron saints for brewing and beer because of their contributions to and associations with the world’s favorite sudsy beverage. Four Saints Founders Joel McClosky and Andrew Deming are carrying on the brewing tradition in the hopes of future sainthood, or at least to make some really good beer.


Oral history interview with Joel McClosky (2018)

When you walk in here, you're walking into a place that is welcoming, regardless of your economic status, regardless of your political affiliation, regardless of any other type of orientation. You're coming in here and you're a person. The beer's here, and sometimes that's the cherry on top, you know. We're all about just making this place that we call home, this greater place that we call home, better.

Joel McClosky, co-owner and CEO of Four Saints Brewing Co. in Asheboro, NC discusses the brewery and its connections to the community. Topics include: opening the brewery, crowdfunding, working in the brewing industry, community engagement, the city of Asheboro, and the Triad Brewers Alliance.

View the Joel McClosky oral history interview.

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