Bad Brewing expands beyond craft beer

By Andrea Raby
Mason Times staff writer

They have been open for only seven months, but now Bad Brewing Company is expanding beyond craft beers into ciders and live entertainment. At the city council meeting on March 18, Brian Rasdale from Bad Brewing was approved for a new small wine maker license and entertainment permit. These permits would give him leave to make and sell alcoholic cider and have small concerts at the microbrewery. “The big thing is, we don’t serve liquor or wine,” Rasdale said. “We feel that if we can have a cider on tap or available we might bring in a clientele that we are not currently bringing in.”

Rasdale said he does not have any interest in making wine, but to make a cider legally, Bad Brewing must have a winemaker’s license.