Jon and I had a lovely dinner at Granite City with Larry, Ginger, and Granite City Brewery Manager Shane Skinner, and a whole pile of Larry and Ginger's friends. (Photo above L to R: Teri, Larry, Jon, Shane, Sara Post, Bob Post, Celia Hogan, Ginger Johnson and Mike Chapman.)
Right now, Larry and his crew are in charge of wort production for the 18 locations, and he has his hands full. Larry anticipates a new mothership wort production facility in Ohio within the next year, and the owners have visions of 400 Granite City Food & Brewery locations eventually. You go Larry!
Bob lead us there gently, each room generating a higher "wow" factor. First was their living room, where it was only recently in their marriage of 40 years that Sara has let Bob bring anything beer related into their house. "No neon, plastic, moving parts, or anything tacky," Sara told him. After admiring some large 3-dimensional plaster brewery advertising paintings, we moved to the garage and admired the metal signs all over the walls.