2-Way Brewing Company: A Brew of Our Own
Keenan Boyd: Why did you decide to bring your brewery here to Beacon? Do you live in Beacon now?
Michael O’Herron: When I started out with opening the brewery I started to do research about a lot of different locations all over the country. At the time I was in Boulder, Colorado, which is arguably the beer capitol of the United States. But there were some concerns that Boulder was reaching a saturation level, and I kinda’ wanted to get out of there so…I looked around in this area and Beacon was kind of one of the only cities here in the Valley that doesn’t have a Brewery. Plus it has an ideal location on the train line and everything. It made me think that Beacon was kind of prime for a brewery. So far I think I’ll be the first one open here.
KB: Yeah, you guys are right next to the train station! That’s great.
MO: Yeah, the location here next to the Metro North Station has been a huge plus. I didn’t even realize the amount of foot traffic that West Main Street gets, but after putting in some pretty long hours here I can see that a lot of people end up walking here from the train station, which isn’t something that I thought would happen a lot, so that’s been pretty cool to see.