Bringing The World Home To You

© 2024 WUNC North Carolina Public Radio
120 Friday Center Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
919.445.9150 | 800.962.9862
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Largest NC Brewery To Close Its Doors

MillerCoors trucks
MobiusDaXter
/
Wikimedia Commons

Big beer companies are starting to feel the pressure of a rising thirst for craft beer. There are more than 130 breweriesand brewpubs in North Carolina, but MillerCoors announced it is closing the plant in Eden, North Carolina in September of next year.  

The brewery is the state's biggest and produced 7.1 million barrels last year. It is one of Rockingham County's largest employers and the closure means the elimination of 520 jobs. 

Host Frank Stasio talks with Triad Business Journal reporter Owen Covington about the impact of the brewery's closure on the local community and the future of the beer industry.

Charlie Shelton-Ormond is a podcast producer for WUNC.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.