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Joining the W&L Brewers

— by on August 27th, 2013

Justin Baccary left investment banking two years ago to become a brewer at Dad & Dude’s Breweria, in Denver.

This October Justin, a 2005 graduate, will join a growing list of Washington and Lee alumni in the business when he opens his own brewery, Station 26 Brewing Co., in a former fire station in northeast Denver.

Last September, we blogged about new breweries run by alumni in Norfolk and Nashville. And, of course, there is Blue Lab here in Lexington.

According to a piece on Denver Westword Blogs, Justin chose his location carefully — he rode his bicycle up and down the streets and noticed the fire station was for lease. “I got lucky,” he said.

You can follow Justin’s progress on the Station 26 Facebook page.