MOSINEE, Wis. (WSAW) It's been a long wait, but well worth it.
Mosinee Brewing Company owner and president Jacquelyn Forbes Kearns tells NewsChannel 7 her brewery finally has its federal and state brewing permits and they are able to brew their own beer.
The brewery hosted a grand opening in late November with 16 taps for various craft beers and the hopes of soon being able to brew their own beer. But then came a long wait
The 35 day federal government shutdown that started in Dec. 2018 and lasted into late January caused a delay in the brewery getting its federal brewing permit. They received their federal permit last week and got their state permit on Monday.
Forbes Kearns says brew master Greg Sperry and head brewer Ben Shriner wasted no time in brewing the company's first ever beer, an Irish Red Ale called "Flashover Red." The beer is meant to honor Mosinee firefighters and EMT's as well as firefighters and EMT's across the country.
"We are so excited. It's really fun to watch the brewing process and the hear the kettles roar and actually be in the middle of it. It's just a whole lot of fun. We're just enjoying every aspect of it," said Forbes Kearns.
The Mosinee Brewing Company is open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 2 p.m. to Midnight Friday through Saturday and 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.