New Springfield craft brewery opens for Birthplace of Route 66 Festival
Springfield is becoming known for craft breweries, and it now has another, opened just in time for the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival.
The sisters who own Hold Fast Brewing wanted to make sure they were open in time for the festival.
Hold Fast Brewing is housed inside the old Fire Station One at Kimbrough and Trafficway. With it's floor drains, concrete and garage doors, it was just what they needed for a brewery.
It's run by sisters, Carold and Susan McLeod. They says the Hold Fast name comes from their Scottish family crest. They were inspired to open the business together after their father, Jim McLeod passed away.
"Well, we're lovers of craft beer, always have been and we had, when our dad passed away five years ago, kind of had that thought of moving back here, doing something with family," says Carol McLeod. "And one day, I was like, hey Susan, you want to open a brewery?"
Hold Fast Brewing held its grand opening today, the first day of the two day festival, and is open during the festival for all those who want to try out their beers.