Victory for Cape Ann Brewing!
Congratulations to Cape Ann Brewing for their victory with the Licensing Board in Gloucester, who approved by a 2-1 vote a license to operate a brewpub on the last three days of Fiesta from 4-8pm. The original application requested hours from noon to 8pm, but this is still a big win for our friends at Cape Ann Brewing. What a great opportunity to earn the trust and support of their neighbors in the Fort. Cheers guys!
Read the article in the Gloucester Daily Times here.
****** Update: Meeting continued******
Due to the size of the room that the hearing was being held in, and the number of people that came out for and against the license, the town issued a continuance on the hearing until today at 630 in the larger 2nd floor chambers. Cape Ann Brewery still needs your support, so head over to City Hall in Gloucester tonight at 630 and support your local brewery!
****** Update: Date Change and more info******
Cape Ann Brewing Co., the makers of Fisherman’s Brew, needs your support. You may or may not be familiar with their struggle to gain a pub license, but there is a meeting with the city coming up that could make a world of difference for the brewery. The meeting is to grant or deny a 3-day pub license to the brewery during Fiesta weekend.
Basically, in order to stay a float with the costs of starting and running a brewery, the brewery needs the revenue from a brew pub. Distribution alone can’t support these costs. The neighbors in the Fort have contested giving the brewery their license, thinking that would negatively affect their neighborhood.
In reality, the Cape Ann Brewing Company wishes only to support the neighborhood, and the community as a whole. The brewery respects the history and culture of Gloucester and wants to be a thriving piece of it to bring in revenue for the city and support the community organizations that enrich our lives and make Gloucester the unique place that it is. This 3-day license is an opportunity to show the neighbors how having a brew pub in their neighborhood will affect their lives. This is our last shot at becoming a real pub, and without this chance, we may not be able to keep our brewerygoing.
The meeting is on June 11th at 6:30pm a on the 3rd Floor of CityHall.
Here’s how you can help:
Rally your friends and neighbors to come to the meeting and show the city in numbers that we want to keep this brewery in our town. This is a peaceful demonstration, bring people and signs and let your presence speak for itself. The brewery will be open for tastings and tours following the meeting.
Thank you for your support!
Cape Ann Brewing Company
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I received this email on Friday, if you are interesting in going, please let me know.
Just thought I’d drop you folks a line and let you know that the Cape Ann Brewing Co. is going up before the licensing board in Gloucester to get a permit to serve on premise during the Fiesta. It’s a first step to getting a full time license and any support you could offer would be greatly appreciated.
If you’re available, please come to the Sawyer Free Library on 6/10 at 6:30pm and show your support.
Thanks. Hope to see you there.
Cape Ann Brewing Company