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Interview with Hugh Sisson, 2016 February 3
This interview took place in the conference room of Heavy Seas Beer in Halethorpe, Maryland. Sisson offers perspective on the emergence and evolution of the craft brewing industry in the Mid-Atlantic, with particular emphasis placed on the challenges of the industry over time.
Hugh Sisson (1954 - ) is Founder and Managing Partner of Heavy Seas Beer (Clipper City Brewing Company). A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Sisson has been involved in craft brewing since its earliest emergence on the East Coast, having operated a successful retail establishment selling specialty beers, and opening Maryland's first brewpub in the 1980s. Following the success of those ventures, Sisson founded Clipper City Brewing Company as production brewery. The business evolved over the years and is currently best known for brewing Heavy Seas Beer.
Beer industryBrewing industry--Law and legislationBrewing industry--Economic aspectsBrewing industry--Equipment and suppliesBrewing industry--ManagementBrewing industry--MarketingBrewing industry--Societies, etc.Distributors (Commerce)Product differentiationBeer--MarketingBeer--PackagingMicrobreweries--MarylandBrewing industry--MarylandEntrepreneurship--MarylandSmall business--Maryland
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Beer and craft brewing oral history interviews (Accession 2016.287)
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