There's nothing better than hearing about new local businesses opening up on the SouthCoast, especially if it's a brewery.

As a connoisseur of beer myself, I'm always looking for new batches of craft beer, especially if it's fresh from the tap. Over in Wareham where Main Street and Route 6 meet is where you'll find the newly constructed Lucky Goat Brewing, LLC, located at 379 Main Street.

Owned and operated by Aaron Perry and Kendall Peabody, Lucky Goat has been both a bucket list item and a dream come true for them. Before Lucky Goat became a reality, Perry had been home brewing and perfecting the recipe for the past 25 years with the help of his friends who had brewing systems.

"I've been thinking about doing it since 2012," Perry said. "My friend and I came up with the name. We put words together until we found one in hopes that it came to life, and it did."

Brewery Beginnings

Both Perry and Peabody were granted the lease and solidified the licenses needed to start the building process, but then COVID-19 hit and ceased the construction of the Lucky Goat Brewery.

"In the beginning, I would always pass by the building (where Lucky Goat is now) and said to myself, this is where I would want it," Peabody said. "It was an old fish market, and now we're making it a reality."

The 2400-square foot brewery has an indoor and outdoor area that's perfect for a patio beer, but the business has only obtained its retail selling license. In other words, the place is open to walk in and grab a four-pack of their Lucky Goat I.P.A., but that's about it fo the time being.

No Goats Yet, But They're Coming – Along With Other Cool Ideas

"There are no goats unfortunately, not yet, but we are talking with local farms," Peabody said. "It's definitely been something I've been thinking about."

Eventually, the brewery is going to have food trucks and reaching out to the Wareham area to help support local businesses.

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"We're excited to start this new journey," Peabody said. "It's been a long time coming for both of us, and to be able to open up in town to help out the community is something we've been looking forward to, all while enjoying a good beer."

Looking ahead, the project of the week for Perry and Peabody will be the release of another beer that will be made in small batches. The owners are not hiring quite yet, but will look into it soon down the line.

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