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VIDEO: Woodward Avenue Brewers Celebrates 15th Anniversary

"We love Ferndale and we're so happy that Ferndale grew with us," said WAB co-owner Krista Johnston. "We took a chance on Ferndale and Ferndale took a chance on us."

celebrated 15 years in the city of Ferndale on Thursday.

During a cake-cutting with the , the and a crowd of customers, city leaders, family and friends, WAB co-owner Krista Johnston thanked the community for its support.

"We love Ferndale and we're so happy that Ferndale grew with us," Johnston said. "We took a chance on Ferndale and Ferndale took a chance on us."

The anniversary party included prizes, a free taco bar, $1 beers all day and a free coney dog bar. Greg Burke, the WAB's brewmaster, unveiled two new beers for the celebration and an art show was held featuring employees' work throughout the building.

WAB co-owner Grant Johnston said he expected the business might be "coasting" at this point "but we seem to just keep doing more and more, which is a wonderful thing," he said, mentioning the many festivals and events the WAB participates in.

Brian Reedy, co-owner, said 15 years has "happened so quickly."

"It's just great being a part of it and being part of Ferndale," Reedy said.

The anniversary celebration continues Friday, Saturday and Sunday with WAB beers offered for $2.

author Orrin Woodward November 14, 2012 at 12:17 PM
Honored with one among the top leadership awards in 2011, Orrin Woodward presents himself to be an executive mentor, team leader as well as the executive management training expert. He is also the author of 'Leadership Revolution', the book that spontaneously became the best seller of Wall Street Journal, NY Times, USA Today, Business Weekly and Money Magazine.

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