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High Branch Brewing Co.
High Branch Brewing Co. will product Belgian and “hop-forward” style beers.

Construction has ramped up at High Branch Brewing Co.’s new home in Concord.
To date, the bar has been framed out. A cold room for storing brews has been installed. Hand-made furniture is being built from reclaimed pallets.
The goal is to open the facility by early fall, says T.J. Creighton, owner.

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Creighton and his wife, Maureen, are behind the 1,400-square-foot nanobrewery — with the ongoing support of family and friends, he adds.
Creighton notes that his wife gave him a home-brewing kit about eight years ago, sparking his interest in producing beer on a larger scale.
Since then, the couple has expanded the family with two daughters.
“Now we decided it was time to give it a go,” Creighton says. “It’s been a long time coming.”
It will be located in Gibson Mill, situated along the railroad tracks near downtown Concord, on McGill Avenue.
That space has an industrial feel with large windows, high ceilings and exposed brick.
The building’s older feel seemed like a perfect fit for a brewery, Creighton says. “It’s a good stepping stone to begin with.”
There’s also room next door to expand in the future, he adds.
High Branch will operate a brewing system that can produce up to three barrels at a time.

Creighton plans to do a lot of Belgian and “hop-forward” style beers. He plans to brew a lot of barrel-aged and sour-style beers.
“I kind of just want to brew the stuff I like to drink,” he says.
Each beer name will tie to a story or person in the couple’s life. For example, Belgian blond beer is called Crazy Lucia after a woman they met on their honeymoon in Italy. There’s also the Big Sister and Little Sis — both types of IPA’s — for his daughters.

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