Hometown boy to open microbrewery in the Vista

A new brewery coming to Columbia’s ever-growing Vista district will have a hometown feel and a world tour of flavors.

Columbia Craft Brewery Company’s owner Andrew Strauss is bringing his love of beer home and to a new spot at 520 Greene Street.

Strauss says he recruited Shaun Piggott, of Florida, as his head brewer. Piggott brings brewing experience from Chicago to Germany and will look over the brewhouse that will comprise a 15-barrel, 3-vessel system, tasting room, outside patio, and beer garden.

Columbia Craft Brewery Company will offer tours, light food, and will be dog-friendly, Strauss says.

There is no date set, but the plan is to open by September.

You can follow their social media pages for updates!

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