Free State Brewery celebrates its 24th anniversary this weekend

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Chuck Magerl could probably use a beer right about now. The founder of the Free State Brewing Co. is in the midst of a whole lot of projects. The new bottling line (which will quadruple Free State’s bottling speed) at the brewery’s production facility is set to come online in the next few days. The sold-out Kansas Craft Brewers Expo (you might be able to find a ticket on Craigslist) is next Saturday, and this weekend is the 24th anniversary for his Lawrence brewpub at 636 Massachusetts.

“We’ll be tapping some of our brewers’ reserves,” Magerl says of the anniversary party. “And anybody that shares our birthday gets a discount based on their age. So far, the oldest we’ve had is an 86-year-old. I keep telling people I want a 101-year-old person to come in, so I can pay them.”

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