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Omar Bekdache, 41, and Samir Tabiat, 38, opened their craft brewery, Brew Inc., in Badaro just over a month ago. Both have a deep passion for craft beer, and a vision for their project. There is a growing appreciation for craft beer around the country, Tabiat said. The variety of available beers gives these smaller breweries an edge over larger, commercial breweries. Brew Inc. is unique, Tabiat said, because it provides not only beer – an experience is also on offer. Once business has settled down, they plan to host live brewing events and sell bottled beer from the brewery for drinking at home; they are also looking to sell kegs and rent out draught machines for private events.Jamil Haddad, who founded Colonel Beer in Batroun in 2014, agrees that competition is good for the industry as a whole."It started in the U.K., it went to the [United] States ... and then it went back to Europe".He saw no reason why craft beer shouldn't have a market in Lebanon. According to Bekdache and Tabiat, however, the benefits of operating on a small scale far outweigh the disadvantages."Craft?" Tabiat suggested.
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