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VIDEO: Red Oak Brewery Fights For Its Independence

Lager maker asks General Assembly to let it distribute without a wholesaler

Red Oak Brewery owner Bill Sherrill hopes the General Assembly will allow his Guilford County operation to continue growing. But state law requires any brewery producing more than 25,000 barrels a year to distribute through a wholesaler, and Sherrill says wholesalers can’t be trusted to maintain his beer at temperatures cold enough to guarantee its freshness.

He says he won’t invest in a larger capacity for his business — and add more employees — unless the cap is lifted.

To watch’s full report on Red Oak Brewery, click on the video.



Anthony Greco is an associate editor of Carolina Journal.