Denver’s first brewery makes debut despite pandemic

Denver’s first brewery makes debut despite pandemic
(Charlotte Business Journal)

DENVER, N.C. — It wasn’t the opening Royal Bliss Brewing Co. planned.

Owners Larry and Ginger Griffin had invitations in hand for a grand-opening celebration April 1 at their Denver brewery. Then COVID-19 shut down taprooms across North Carolina.

The couple had invested more than $2 million into their 6,500-square-foot brewery and taproom. It’s located in the Shoppes at Waterside Crossing, at the intersection of N.C. 73 and N.C. 16.

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“Not opening was never an option. We had this beer brewed. We were days from opening,” Larry says. “We backed up and said we’ve got to start canning.”

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