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September 23, 2016

Spend two minutes talking to Morkos Youssef, and you feel the passion radiate from his words.

Mixing in a few profanities while discussing the spirit of the Brewmasters, Youssef is a man who is widely misunderstood in the community at large.

People look at Brewmasters’ social media…


Brew Works has high hopes for future

September 23, 2016

When Tom Curran first laid eyes on the site of the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, it was simply an empty field.

He stood there dreaming about what the park would look like once the City of Wilson was done restoring Simpson’s whirligigs and begin installing them on the heart-shaped field. But…


Engineer looks for the right mix in Greenville

September 23, 2016

Some people look at brewing beer as a science and others see it as a passion. For people like Benjamin Self, it’s both. The former chemical engineer and self-described “beer geek” is about the closest thing eastern North Carolina’s craft beer scene has to Walter White.…


Kim Thompson goes against the grain

September 23, 2016

Most of us are familiar with the main ingredients in beer: water, hops, yeast, and grain (usually barley). Each one of these ingredients are fascinating and complex on their own if you really dig into them.

Hops are incredibly hard to grow. Yeast are particularly complex and finicky single cell…