Mary Alice Reporting –

Holy Moley Brewing Company opened its doors to customers Friday afternoon after a ribbon was cut.

The Grant Street location is in a historical church and owner Gary McCullough says that it’s been a long time coming for them to open their doors.

“Worked hard to covert this old 19th-century church into a brewery and winery, and we’re opening it to the public. We’ve got five beers on tap, we’ve got nine wines, [and] we’ve got a beautiful stage for entertainment.”

Elements of the church were kept such as the stained glass windows and pews.

“We really wanted to be conscious of the architecture and the history that folks have here. We’ve done as much as possible to utilize all the old materials. The booths are made from original pews, the table tops are pew backs, the bar is made from salvaged materials from the demolition.”

Meanwhile, Village of Dennison Mayor Greg Didonato notes the importance of having a new business in their downtown district, especially one as unique as a winery and brewery.

“This is another niche because there are people who locally love to go to these as well as people who spend their summer traveling to different wineries. This will be another reason why some people come to town.”

Currently, Holy Moley will just offer listed beverages but McCullough notes plans for future food options.

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