Story + Photography by Tony Centonze
Strawberry Alley Ale Works recently celebrated its 1st birthday in grand style, with giveaways, raffles, commemorative t-shirts, and some great deals on food and drinks.
The celebration was scheduled on a Thursday night from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m., and the popular downtown eatery quickly filled to capacity. The Ale Works' managers and crew were excited about the turnout, saying, “we just wanted to show our appreciation to our great customers, and say thank you for making this a great first year.
Strawberry Alley Ale Works is already building a reputation for fast, friendly service, great made-from-scratch menu items, and some of the best hand-crafted beers in the area.
“It's been a year since we opened our restaurant and brewery here in Clarksville, GM Phil Galloway said. “The Cunningham family had a vision to help revitalize the downtown area, and make it a better place for the community, and it has been great.”
Galloway described the evening as bittersweet, due to the recent, unexpected loss of long-time local businessman and Ale Works visionary Tom Cunningham.
“We lost Tom,” Galloway said. “He was a great friend, and a great person. This has been a trying time for us all, but I know Tom's family is committed to carrying on his mission.”