I want to open a brewery someday. So I love it when I see success stories about small breweries making it against the odds.

Pretty Little Things Beer and Ale was featured in an article at boston.com.

“We called it a ‘project’ so we could close it down if we had to,’’ said Paquette, who co-owns Pretty Things with his wife, Martha Holley-Paquette. “If nothing else, we’d sell that batch and would be known as the people who made these crazy beers,’’ he said…

The company’s survival also took pluck and cultural forces such as a younger generation of beer drinkers interested in new styles of ale and more women developing a taste for craft brew. The couple’s $9,000 investment was enough to spark an enterprise that expects to generate $1.2 million in sales this year.



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