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Better Know a Brewery: Double Barley Brewing

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Though Sweet Tea Shakespeare’s home is in Fayetteville (with frequent jaunts to Dirtbag Ales next door in Hope Mills), we’re excited to be taking Lit on the road.  On May 7, we’ll perform As You Like Lit at Double Barley Brewing in Smithfield.  So what is this place, and why should you go there? Double Barley’s own Cheryl Lane kindly answered some questions for us.

  1. What sets Double Barley apart from other breweries?

We specialize in big, bold beers.  We have a unique taproom with reclaimed wood and tin from a recycled barn.  We sell local art.  We have a small kitchen with fresh food, and there’s a beer garden. We have fun events!

  1. What else would you recommend that people do, see, drink, or eat in Smithfield?

Ava Gardner Museum; outlet malls; downtown independently owed restaurants; Beer, Wine and Shine Trail; Hinnant Winery.

  1. Which beers do you recommend?

Thrilla in Vanilla Porter, Touche’ IPA, Revelation Pale Ale

  1. What made you decide to host a Lit performance?

The cool people, and we love fun events.

  1. What keeps people coming back to Double Barley?

The beer and southern hospitality.  We like our regulars more than most of our own families.

  1. What is the history of Double Barley?

Cheryl gave Larry a homebrew kit for his 40th birthday, and a brewery was born.  We opened in October 2013.  We are friend and family owned and operated.

Double Barley brewing sounds like a great place to have a beer or three and see an awesome show! We hope to see you in Smithfield on May 7.

Get tickets: https://sweetteashakespeare.com/event/as-you-like-lit/

Jen Czechowski

Master of Market at Sweet Tea Shakespeare