Just north of Prescott’s historic downtown Courthouse Plaza sits Arizona’s newest brewery.
Granite Mountain Brewing Company opened its doors about a month ago.
The room smells of fresh hops and barley.
Just behind the large, hand-carved wooden bar is the brewery’s three-barrel brewing equipment.
If starting a new business during a recession seems a bit risky, it didn’t stop this brewery’s owners.
In fact, they saw some advantages.
Amanda Richardson and Michael Stanger are two of the brewery’s co-founders: