HOCC: “It’s a family and pop store, they built it from scratch…”

“I moved here two years ago. A friend from Highschool works at the land trust for an allowance and said, hey, can you help me raise the rent? And I said yeah, we’re in the middle of Covid, I just finished school, I’m trying to get out of my parents’ house, yeah I’ll help you.

I went to a liquor store one day and saw a blood orange blonde and I said this looks interesting and I tried it and I was like wow this is really good , who did it? And it’s Mully’s Brewery, oh that’s great, where are they?

Fifteen minutes from home and the next day I filled out a file and I’ve been here ever since.

I worked here for about a year. I really like it here.

I bartender for them and then they asked me if I wanted to help on the canning line. They let me do a little shuffling. And then I pulled out one of my high school hobbies and can recycle their aluminum cans into art.

It’s a good atmosphere. They are good people. Our cup club is very supportive. People are trying to get out. Especially when spring and summer arrive. We have a big space and if there is live music and a food truck here it will get crowded.

Today Larry Hogan was there. He was going to see his daughter doing something at St. Mary’s and someone recommended Mully’s to him and he was like, yeah, sure, we can stop by and boom. He stayed here for about 30 minutes, had a beer or two, then continued on his way.

My favorite part of working here is definitely the people I can interact with. Especially the owners. It’s a mom and pop shop, they built it from the ground up, it’s their second child or third, I don’t know which came first. I don’t know how it works….but it’s one of their children.?

We are a family here. We all spend so much time together. And it’s a great community. All the people who come in, strike up conversations with anyone and they’ll tell you crazy things about what’s going on. Good people come here.

Laura J. Boyer