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The Brickskeller has been in Diane Alexander‘s family since her parents and grandparents founded it in 1957. It has also been a pioneer in the local craft beer movement, thanks to Alexander’s husband, Dave, who has served up small-batch, hand-crafted brews since back in the ’70s when most folks were still sucking down that commercial yellow liquid that dared to call itself beer.

It seems that the Alexanders’ time is coming to an end at the Brickskeller. According to two different sources, the historic saloon as well as the attached hotel are close to being sold. According to one source, a small, possibly boutique hotel group will soon take over the property, perhaps by the end of October, and modernize the Brickskeller Inn while leaving the two-level bar virtually untouched. It would remain a beer emporium.

Diane and Dave Alexander refused to comment for the record.

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