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Front Street Brewery

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Front Street Brewery, located at 9 N. Front Street in historic downtown Wilmington, opened in June of 1995 – the 7th craft brewery in the state of North Carolina.

Oral history interview with Ellie Craig (2022)

Craft breweries truly do represent community, and they are going to be a place that people continue to gather, and they are going to be a place that people celebrate life.

Ellie Craig is the Marketing, Sales, and Public Relations Manager at Front Street Brewery in Wilmington, NC, a position she has held since 2008. She is also active with the Cape Fear Craft Beer Alliance, serving as its president in 2022.

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Oral history interview with Christopher McGarvey(2022)

We have a very broad and diverse beer lineup where there's something for every taste. We really try to make sure we've got something for everybody. So it's really approachable, but the quality is high. I want to say it's almost like we don't want you to notice how good it is until it just disappears.

Christopher McGarvey is the Brewmaster at Front Street Brewery in Wilmington, NC. In this interview, he discusses the evolution of his career as well as the changes he has seen to the Wilmington craft beer scene since he began working at Front Street in 2010.

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