A regional craft brewery tends to celebrate the area from which it hails. This can be

A regional craft brewery tends to celebrate the area from which it hails. This can be represented in flavors, branding, attitude, or all the above. Devils Backbone, for instance, a Virginia brewery, adopts the outdoorsy posture endemic to its Three Ridges Wilderness Area home, a back-wood, hill-country outdoor playground near Roseland, VA, its founding location. Founded as a brewpub in 2008, the company’s growth and demand eventually convinced management to add a production-based facility, complete with bottling and canning lines. The 15,000-sq.-ft. facility began humbly in 2012 as a 30-barrel brewhouse. A CFT filler hinted at the beginnings of automation, but bottles were hand depalletized, and cases were hand erected and hand packed. But a 2014 jump from a 30- to a 120-barrel brewhouse necessitated a corresponding leap in automation. During this process, Josh West, Director of Operations at Devils Backbone, put a lot of trust in local and regional companies in the East and North East to accomplish this. He wanted to work with people who would be relatively nearby, in the same time zone, and available to help automate and grow. “We connected with Wayne Automation and a coup...

Due to popular demand, The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive

Due to popular demand, The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, in association with Jim Kierstead, Aria Entertainment, Gabby Hanna & Marcy Feller, Riki Kane Larimer, Linda & Craig Wielkotz, Drew Desky & Dane Levens/Michael Mills, William Fernandez/Behzad Dabu, joyfully announces a one-week extension of the New York premiere of the new musical Unexpected Joy, with book and lyrics by Bill Russell (Side Show) and music by Janet Hood (Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens with Bill Russell) at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue), where performances began April 24, 2018. Directed by Amy Anders Corcoran (Associate Director, Escape to Margaritaville), and with music direction by Beth Falcone (Les Misérables), the four-member all-female cast features Courtney Balan (Falsettos) as Rachel, Allyson Kaye Daniel (Sistas: The Musical) as Lou, Luba Mason (Pretty Filthy) as Joy, and Celeste Rose (Sister Act) as Tamara. Unexpected Joy is the story ...