Greensboro’s beer history documented in new online project

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GREENSBORO – The University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro has created Well Crafted NC, a digital project that documents the history, business, and culture of beer and brewing in downtown Greensboro.From the saloons of the 1890s to the craft breweries of today, Well Crafted NC features a wealth of information on the history of downtown beer and brewing.Oral history interviews with local brewers, collections of images and other items illustrating development of currently-operating breweries, and historical research on the beer industry in the downtown region help tell the story of this business sector that has been an important catalyst in revitalization and community development.Current breweries represented include Gibb’s Hundred Brewing Company, Joymongers Brewing Company, Little Brother Brewing, Natty Greene’s Brewing Company, and Preyer Brewing Company.The UNC Greensboro University Libraries, in collaboration with the North Carolina Brewers Guild, will host an event to celebrate the project on April 14 at Little Brother Brewing at 348 S Elm St. in Greensboro.The free event, from 3 to 7 p.m., will feature an exhibit of historical photos, recipes, and other items related to beer and brewing in Greensboro. Visitors will be able to browse the digital project and speak with the project coordinators.There will be prizes, such as custom pint glasses.University Libraries is collaborating with Little Brother Brewing on a commemorative beer for the event.Information on the event can be found on Facebook.For more information on the project or the launch event, contact Richard Cox  at rlcox@uncg.edu or call 336-334-4725.To see Well Crafted NC, including a timeline of Greensboro beer history, visit wellcraftednc.com.

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