Sierra Nevada Will Open an East Coast Brewery This Fall


Ken Grossman remembers the days when American-made beer was a laughable product. Now, 33 years after he founded his California-based Sierra Nevada brewery, the company has grown to become one of the largest beer producers in the country and plans to open its second operation in Mills River, North Carolina–its first on the East Coast–in the fall. Grossman tells Inc., “We went from getting no respect to having German brewers come visit us to see the way we brew. That’s pretty awesome.” [Inc.]