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Draft Line Brewing to close, Mason Jar taking over

Posted February 24

Draft Line Brewing Company is ceasing brewing operations in Fuquay-Varina. The brewery announced on its website that there will be a farewell party on Saturday, April 29.

"This is not a decision we have been forced to make, nor is it one that we take lightly. It’s a choice that will allow us (Scott Palmieri and Scott Wood) to focus on our full-time jobs, streamline our daily obligations, and most importantly, refocus attention on our own families," a message on the brewery's site read.

As of April 30, the owners of Mason Jar Tavern in Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina will be taking over brewery and tap room operations. The newly launched Mason Jar Lager Company will be a 100 percent lager brewery, a new direction compared to most of the area craft brewers.

The new place is expected to open in late spring/early summer. Mason Jar has also announced the launch of Mason Jar Mobile, a food truck that serves up beer-inspired snacks like chili spiced boiled peanuts at the brewery.

Adam Eshbaugh of Mason Jar Tavern and 919 Beer will run the new brewery.

[Read more craft beer news from Out & About.]

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