BRISTOL –Although they are still working to get their liquor license, the owners of Better Half Brewing will be at their location today to chat with future customers, show them around and enjoy slices of Mo’s Brick Oven Pizza.
Michael and Rachel Haseltine will be at their 9,000 square foot building at 59 N. Main St., which they share with Mo’s Brick Oven Pizza, owned by Mohamed “Mo” Ibrahim, starting at 3 p.m.
The following message was posted recently on Better Half Brewing’s Facebook page to invite the community to join them:
“Thank you all for your continued support. We know you have been anxiously waiting for us to open, as have we. Due to delays in our state licensing, we will not be selling beer quite yet. We will, however, be open and available for you to stop by, check out our space, pick up some BHB swag and chat with Mike and Rachel.”
The Haseltines highly recommended people check out Mo’s Brick Oven Pizza while there and promised to provide updates on their licensing as soon as they could.
“We plan on having a grand opening celebration once we are fully licensed to do so,” the message continued. “We truly appreciate the support we have received from the City of Bristol, the craft beer community and all of you as we work to get BHB fully licensed and operational.”
Ibraham ran Center Deli Market before joining up with Better Half Brewing. In addition to pizza, he will also offer Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes like gyro and falafel.
Michael Haseltine has said that when Better Half Brewing opens, there will be a wide range of beers, from fruited beers, made with fruit from local farms, which Rachel Haseltine will brew, to hoppy beers, which he will brew. There also will be IPAs (India pale ale), stouts and porters.
The Haseltines have stated that their goal is to create an atmosphere with the brewery that “brings people together and represents the male and female demographic.” There will be board games, Jenga and cornhole that people can play there.
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or email@example.com.