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By Hannah Romero

A nice place to have a good beer

First microbrewery in Green River opens


February 9, 2023

Star photo by Hannah Romero

Russ Hemmert stands with the glasses, mugs and jugs that are ready to go for the Badass Brews grand opening.

Russ Hemmert just wanted to drink a good beer. 

"I was tired of drinking Budweiser," Hemmert said. 

His quest for a good beer took him all the way to Montana, where he found a Scottish ale he loved. But after taking multiple trips out of state for a beer, Hemmert decided he would just recreate the drink for himself. 

So Hemmert started brewing his own beer, experimenting until he finally succeeded in getting the flavor he wanted - and improving on it. 

"Once I did, everybody pushed me to try something else," Hemmert explained. "'Oh if you could brew this,' 'oh, if you could brew that.'...

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