BREWERY WITH A BELGIAN FOCUS: Mad Mole Brewery is tucked away at Bradley Creek, ready to serve deliciousness in every pint

WILMINGTON — The coworkers of 22 years bonded over a mutual love for craft beer a long time ago, but the obsession of creating began about eight years ago when the company they worked for merged offices and landed in Wilmington. “It started, you know, stirring on the stove,” reminisced de Jongh. “It got to where it was like, ‘Well…

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‘People talking, drinking good beer’: Wilmington’s new Mad Mole Brewing will keep things intimate

‘People talking, drinking good beer’: Wilmington’s new Mad Mole Brewing will keep things intimate

WILMINGTON — Mad Mole Brewing, opening soon on Oleander Drive, is only the latest addition to Wilmington’s bustling craft beer scene. But the owners aren’t worried about competition. In fact, they’ve embraced their fellow brewers – and the feeling has been mutual. New kids on the block Owners and brewers Martin de Jongh and Ole Peterson hope that Mad Mole,…

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Still Room to Grow: Mad Mole Brewing is among a few microbreweries coming to ILM

Still Room to Grow: Mad Mole Brewing is among a few microbreweries coming to ILM

A few Wilmingtonians across social media have argued there may be a saturation point for breweries the Port City can sustain. The majority, however, contend there’s plenty of room to grow. In 2016 Smartasset reported Wilmington as the seventh best city for beer drinkers in the country—tied with Denver, Colorado. At the time, Wilmington had nine open breweries, totaling 7.76…

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