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People and Places: Shortway Brewing Company in Newport

Editor’s note: Ken Watlington’s “People & Places” series in July will be part of his “Brew To You” series. The “Brew To You” tour highlights the impact of craft breweries in eastern North Carolina.


NEWPORT, NC (WNCT) — There’s a lot to love about Newport, especially if you’re a craft beer lover.

Shortway Brewing Company opened along Chatham Street in 2017.

“Coastal Carolina, we love being here,” said brewery owner Matt Shortway.

Shortway is a Marine Corps veteran who spent three years in Cherry Point before landing in Twentynine Palms, Calif., where his love for craft beer grew.

“That Southern California beer scene that we’ve enjoyed so much, we wanted to bring a little bit of it and tweak it with our own personal experiences using North Carolina grown beans and some of the flavors that are a little more prevalent here. and tie it all together in the place we love to live,” Shortway said.

Shortway said Newport “seemed like the right fit not just for a brewery but also for our family.”

Watch the video above to learn more about Shortway Brewing Company.