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Owensboro opens first brewery in 117 years

For the first time in 117 years, Owensboro has a brewery. Brew Bridge, the first brewery in town since Owensboro Brewery closed in 1903, has started making beer.

And it will open the doors of its brew pub to the public on July 3.

David Haynes, who owns the business with Max Garvin, said he expects to have eight dark beers ready for the opening at 4 p.m. that day. A soft-opening, a party for investors and those who have helped them get the business started, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, he said.

Haynes and Garvin first announced plans for the brewery last August.

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