The house part of Cotton House Craft Brewers, a new brewery coming to downtown Cary, is no joke.
If a house has a name, it’s likely an old one, and the Pasmore House at 307 S. Academy St., has been around for more than a century, first as a residence and later as a boarding home for students of Cary High School.
Soon the historic home next door to the Mayton Inn will house the flowing taplines of the Triangle’s newest brewery, plus barrels of aging beer.
Cotton House is the brewing project of Brent Webb and his family, named for the family’s history of cotton farmers that he shares with his wife, Caryl. The brewery itself will have a farming connection, working with a local hops farm and using four new hops varieties developed by NC State’s agriculture program.
“We hope they taste good; it’s rolling the dice,” Webb said. “We want to help promote hops as a viable agricultural product in this region.”