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Beer enthusiasts partner to open Strawn Brewing Company
by Nneka Okona
November 19, 2012 02:46 PM | 1603 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Photos by Staff / Joe Livingston <br>
Strawn Brewing owner Lamar Strawn shows proper dispensing of the brew.
Photos by Staff / Joe Livingston
Strawn Brewing owner Lamar Strawn shows proper dispensing of the brew.
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A new micro-brewery will soon open its doors in the city of Fairburn — Strawn Brewing Company.

The brewery is the result of a partnership between Brothers Will and Lamar Strawn and Doug Evans.

The Strawn brothers and Evan met in a beer-brewing hobby group and from there, decided to pursue a business venture.

For Evans, however, his love of beer goes back many years.

“I am retired Air Force, and I used to go to Germany and taste all the great beers in the 1980s and 1990s,” he said. “At that time there was a big micro-brewery craze in California, but we didn’t see it on the east coast.”

Evans decided to take up home brewing to recreate the flavors he missed from Germany.

Around that same time, he joined the brewing hobby group and met the Strawn brothers.

Upon deciding on their business venture, the first factor was location, location, location.

Originally, the trio sought a Fayetteville location but found there was too much red tape to go through.

They settled on Fairburn because the city was more receptive to their concept.

“There were no problems whatsoever,” said Evans. “Things have been great since the beginning.”

The business licensing process began roughly 13 months ago in July of last year and the culmination of more than a year of hard work will end in Strawn Brewery’s opening in a few weeks.

Currently, the brewery is producing three types of beers, which have varying levels of popularity.

“Right now, we have our amber ale, wheat ale and Scottish ale,” Evans said.

The amber ale will most likely be the most popular ale, he said, followed closely by the wheat ale, which is lighter in color, and the Scottish ale, which is darker, murkier and has a malty flavor to it.

Opening date for the brewery is tentative, but Evans said they hope to be up and running by the end of the month.

Once the brewery opens its doors to the public, three-hour Saturday afternoon tours will be offered.

Strawn Brewing Company is at 27 Word St. in Fairburn.

Information: www.strawnbrewing.com.

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