Before we get started with our tale, let's introduce the original Dirtbag cast responsible for rejecting the status quo, violating all known social norms, and admiring the un-admired in order to create North Carolina's very first contract microbrew. First and foremost, Tito: a brewmaster who would stop at nothing, learning to brew, solder, weld, plumb, and wire in his garage in order to assemble ever-growing make-shift brewing monstrosities needed to craft beer demanded in quantities quickly exceeding what any garage could possibly provide. Next up is Gerald. Think of Gerald as the unassuming accountant-type who can not only casually interpret legalese, but somehow makes you feel really good about yourself while explaining to you that your business plan couldn't run a lemonade stand in July and that the math isn't even right on your expenditure spreadsheet. Finally, Eric. Eric is the whisky snob, now-turned-craft-beer snob who had always disliked the alternating mouthful of wheat/ mouthful of hops experiences from many microbrews, demanded that Tito and Gerald take all his money to make as much beer as possible after tasting the very first iteration of The Kolsch.
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The tale of Dirtbag Ales begins in a small hospital in Baghdad, Iraq as a friendship between two medics, Tito and Gerald, is forged into a true brotherhood. One long year later, ba
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