Best Of 2013

Best surprise brewery opening: Cycle Brewing

Best surprise brewery opening

When Peg’s Cantina brewer Doug Dozark announced he’d be opening his very own brewery downtown, beer locals were thrilled. Cycle Brewing’s Facebook page documented the months of renovations, inspections and brewing. The opening date was slated for late August. Then, on August 15 at 5 p.m., Doug announced suddenly on Facebook that he was open for business. Locals rejoiced at the news, which spread fast; that night the brewery’s bar was packed. Fresh pints, cash only, and growlers to-go.