Ex-Fort Bragg soldiers open brewpub in downtown Fayetteville

FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina (WTVD) -- From soldiers to business owners, two former Fort Bragg soldiers have launched a craft brewery in downtown Fayetteville.

The owners of Bright Light Brewing Company both fought in the war on terror. They're celebrating their grand opening just days after a measure that would limit craft beer output failed in the state House.

Eddie Ketchum and Chris Greive teamed up with tattoo artist turned brew master, Mike Ray to bring a unique family experience to downtown Fayetteville.

BLBC started construction in November. They remodeled what used to be a fitness gym into what will soon be a 1,000-barrel brewery.

BLBC will have 10 North Carolina craft beers on tap, six wines and for the kids: sodas and juice.

The BLBC opens just in time for baseball as its back patio overlooks the police department, adjacent to what will soon be the multimillion-dollar minor league baseball stadium.

The BLBC is open five days a week, closing nightly at 10 p.m. Kids and well-behaved dogs are welcome inside.

Find out more about the brewery on its Facebook page.

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