Courthouse Brew Co., positioned in Worcester, Massachusetts, is the brainchild of Mark Gawlak and Danny Whalen, two attorneys with a shared background in the restaurant business. Following years of operating as bartenders and waiting tables, Gawlak and Whalen decided to pursue their passion for brewing beer. They enrolled in classes, honed their capabilities by way of practice batches, and lastly opened Courthouse Brew Co. at the historic Whitmall Mill house on Brussels Street in June.
Setting themselves apart from the competitors is a target that Gawlak and Whalen take seriously. They think in generating a one of a kind and enjoyable knowledge for their consumers. Regardless of the presence of other properly-established breweries in Worcester, like Wormtown and Higher Fantastic, Courthouse Brew Co. embraces its underdog status.
The COVID-19 pandemic posed challenges and delayed the opening of Courthouse Brew Co., but it eventually opened its doors at the finish of June. The co-owners, each practicing attorneys, managed to balance their legal careers with the demands of operating a brewery by way of helpful time management.
Courthouse Brew Co. currently boasts a diverse beer choice, featuring their signature pineapple-cinnamon IPA named “Attractive Nuisance.” With their small business up and operating, Gawlak and Whalen are excited for the future. They hope to continue generating exceptional beer and developing inside the neighborhood neighborhood.