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Brewery Requests Denied by Ocean City Council

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OCEAN CITY, Md.- The Ocean City Council has denied the OC Brewing Company its request for an external grain silo and the right to have on-site bottling and canning. 

The new brewery, located on 56th Street, has been open for five weeks. 

Owner Joshua Shores thinks the decision could ultimately hurt his business. 

However, local businesses surrounding the brewery are not thrilled about the prospect of seeing a silo in their backyards.

There are many benefits for the brewery. A grain silo would eliminate a lot of heavy lifting as well as allow the brewery to store more grain

Brewmaster Mark Fesche said a silo would make his life a lot easier

“Right now we transport our grains in bags and they get handed up the steps to me and I have to dump them by hand into the mash ton," Fesche said.

The grain bags weigh 50 pounds. 

A silo would transport the grain from the brewery’s grain room into their mash ton.

"All the heavy lifting would be gone and so would all the waste from the bags. It's about 40 canvas bags every time,” Fesche said. 

The owner says it eliminates all of the hard and dangerous labor. 

The silo would stand 31-feet0tall and would have been placed behind the brewery. It would have partially obstructed the views of some local businesses. 

The council also denied the brewery a request to bottle and can its beer. Shores said that would have been the company's main source of advertising. 

"The canning is part of our business. It’s our advertising; it’s for our customers to take the beer home with them,” Shores said. 

The brewery can either appeal the decision or wait one year and reapply for the silo and canning operation. 


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