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Edgar Allen Poe once said, “What care I how time advances, I am drinking ale today.” For craft beer lovers, the opportunity to do that in Leland is growing quickly. With two beer locations currently open and a third on the way, Leland is becoming a force to reckon with.
The first on the beer scene, Brunswick Beer Xchange, known as BBX to locals, is a bottle shop and taproom located at 113 Village Road. Most nights they host local food trucks, mic nights, live music, trivia, and more. With more than 40 beers on tap and nearly 100 options in bottle, BBX has something for everyone. Their calendar of events can be found here https://bbxchange.net/ if you plan on visiting.
In the fall of 2022, Brunswick Beer and Cider opened at 1313 S. Dickinson Drive. With a more traditional brewery setup, Brunswick Beer and Cider brews most of their drinks in house or pulls them from their sister location, Wrightsville Beach Brewery. Equipped with a full service kitchen, they churn out delicious food that can be enjoyed from a barstool or a table. Best of all, they have an events space to host large crowds for private events. Thinking of hosting a wedding reception, retirement party, or just getting together with friends and family? This is the space for you.
Finally, Leland Brewing Company plans to open by early summer 2023. Located at 133 Old Fayetteville Road, Leland Brewing is across the street from Leland Town Hall and Founders Park. With a 9,000-square-foot manufacturing and taproom, this facility will have indoor and outdoor space with a balcony overlooking the park. The build out will feature a kitchen as well to serve up amazing dishes from a yet to be named local partner.
If you are excited about craft beer and a nice atmosphere, visit Leland to see what we have on tap.
Let's face it - the COVID-19 pandemic has changed, and may forever alter, how we travel.
Add to safety concerns the fact that events and programs across the country are still being postponed or canceled, and it can be difficult or even overwhelming to plan a getaway, be it a summer vacation or a quick day trip.
But there are ways to beat the cabin fever while ensuring that safety remains a priority. The following tips will help you bring the right balance of caution to your next adventure.
Do your homework. When visiting Leland or another locale, you may be tempted to head to your go-to travel website to search for top-rated restaurants, shops, and must-see attractions. But in light of the pandemic, that research should extend beyond customer reviews. Jot down a list of the places you want to go, then check websites or make a few phone calls to make sure those places are open. The last thing you want is for your family to feel like the Griswalds when you arrive to a closed theme park or other beloved location after a long car trip together. Even if businesses and attractions are open, they likely have shortened hours and safety requirements in place and most certainly are operating under mandated occupancy restrictions.
Keep it simple. When you only get one or two vacations a year, it can be tempting to try and cram in as much fun as possible. Even without COVID-19, that much "fun" can turn out to be, well, not so fun, after all. With all the delays that can come with new safety guidelines - longer lines and restaurant wait times, to name two - scale back your expectations and activities list to avoid bringing stress into your rest and relaxation time. Be flexible and keep an open mind. You may not be able to hit all the hot spots you had hoped to, but you may also discover some new favorite places in the process.
Get outside. If nature doesn't normally call you, this may be a good time to get out of your comfort zone and try something new. Wide open spaces - like Leland's wooded walking trails or nearby expansive shorelines - allow you and your friends or loved ones to spread out comfortably and keep your distance from others. You may discover you are an outdoorsy person, after all!
Come prepared. We're all used to keeping a mask close by when heading out to the grocery store or bank. The same should apply, even on vacation. Make sure you have your personal protective equipment and a bottle of hand sanitizer handy with you at all times in case you wind up somewhere unexpected at which you'll need those items. Even if you're armed and ready for safety, you can't be sure that others will do the same. In an unfamiliar place, it's especially important to trust your instincts and remember the basic COVID-19 guidelines, like social distancing. If you're concerned that too many people are in one place at one time or others around you aren't observing the six-foot rule, simply head somewhere else.
Shop local... even if you aren't one. Considering small businesses are the backbone of any community, it's more important than ever to give them your support. Buying local at home and while traveling is the best way to help. Shops, restaurants, salons, and other establishments are eager to welcome customers back and motivated to ensure the safety of patrons and employees alike. Plus, small businesses help you absorb the culture and personality of the place you're visiting. Leland has lots of local stops you'll want to keep on your to-do list - unique places you won't find anywhere else but here - that all come with a refreshing dose of southern hospitality. And who can't use a little of that these days?