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Double-medal win at GABF gives Quarter Celtic a lift amid tough times

Quarter Celtic brewers Brady McKeown, left, and Brendan Pecorella were rather happy to win two silver medals at the 2020 Great American Beer Festival.

The brewpubs have not had the fallback of mass can distribution alleviating at least some of the financial strain during the pandemic of 2020, so finding uplifting moments has been a bit of a chore for many of them. Quarter Celtic is one of those brewpubs, enduring the tough ups and downs of having limited occupancy when the vast majority of its sales come from onsite dining and drinking.

Then along came a bright spot — actually, make that two — in the blink of a virtual eye when the online-only edition of the Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony called Quarter Celtic’s name twice last Friday evening.

“Well, we were brewing, so I was popping in and out from when we were cleaning,” head brewer/co-owner Brady McKeown said. “But, I made sure to hit our categories.”

“Yeah, it was fast,” assistant brewer Brendan Pecorella said.

“They

Source: NM Dark Side Brew Crew

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