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Patrons packed the house and raised their glasses during a sneak peek preview of the new Brew last Thursday. Joe Bowen/FOCUS

All hail the ale: ‘Brew’ now open


“This has been in the making, officially, since June (of last year), but it’s been a dream for a long time,” said Britt Nelson as she took a short break during a sneak peek opening of Brew Ales and Eats last Thursday.

Brew, Perham’s newest bar, is a joint business venture between Nelson and her fiancé, Alex Belquist.

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Joe Bowen, a 2009 graduate of St. John's University, is the newest member of the Perham Focus team. He enjoys writing, rugby, and hamburgers.