From The Charlotte Observer:

The man behind thousands of locally brewed beers is finally going pro.

Jess Faucette, the owner of the Alternative Beverage homebrew supply shop, will open Belmont Brewing Co., this Saturday. Joining Faucette in the new operation will be Bethea Baker, owner and brewer; Seth Clark, brewer; and Dennis Talley, president.

Faucette opened the business as a beverage store in 1973, but started selling beer and wine making supplies exclusively in 1977 and never looked back. In addition to selling online, Alternative Beverage (or Alt Bev, as it’s often called) has two locations: one at 3911 South Blvd. in Charlotte, and one at 1500 River Drive in Belmont.

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