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Old 12-13-2012, 05:46 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Colorado-based brewer Oskar Blues opened its 33,000-square-foot brewery in Brevard, making it temporarily the largest brewery in the state until Sierra Nevada opens next year.

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Oskar Blues brewery opens in Brevard
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:10 AM
 
Location: Dillon, Montana
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And it's not 1/4 mile up the road from my house! :-)
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:13 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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If they manufacture there then you might not enjoy living so close.
I wired Cat 5 wire in Miller Brewery in Eden one time and it smelt like burnt green beans with the cooking of the hops.

This site as of June lists 61 breweries and brew pubs in North Carolina including Brevard Brewery.
Brewery Map | North Carolina Brewers Guild
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Betwixt and Between
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I love the smell of wort in the morning!
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:14 AM
 
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And they signed on to the Living Wage Coalition.
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:45 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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And they signed on to the Living Wage Coalition.
Pardon my lack of knowlege. What does Living Wage Coalition mean towards this company?
I tried Google LWC but it was different for various things.
Thanks.
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:48 PM
 
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Pardon my lack of knowlege. What does Living Wage Coalition mean towards this company?
I tried Google LWC but it was different for various things.
Thanks.
Minimum wage is not sufficient to live on and many businesses in our area have voluntarily agreed to pay a living wage.


Just Economics of Western North Carolina - Creating Sustainable Livelihoods
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:35 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Ok thanks, what is a living wage or how is that determine for Oskar brewery to pay fair?
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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From the link Buttercup provided, the following is what determined Living Wage~

"Criteria for Certification"

Pay at least the current Living Wage to all regular full- and part-time employees, which is $11.35/hour without qualifying employer provided health insurance, or $9.85/hour with employer provided health insurance.
A Certified employer may pay a wage that is less than the living wage to employees who are under 18 years old; employees who are in a probationary period or hired temporarily (limited to 3 months); to interns, apprentices, and tipped employees that meet our criteria.
A certified employer may use benefits that affect basic needs (food, housing, transportation, health care) as an offset to the wage criteria.


Would love to see that throughout the country. I could never live on $9.85-11.35/hour. Kudos to those who can, things are so $$$ lately, but its great that some companies aren't solely relying on minimum wage($7.25/hr). They have social conscience...And its pretty awesome of these cool peeps in Transylvania County to start this pledge. Thanks for sharing this BCMTs!!
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Sheridan County, Wyoming
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Just had my first "old Chub" here in Sheridan, Wy. Man o man what a great tasting beer
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