Jul 24 2013

Who Was Hugh?

Take yourself downstairs, beneath the Old St. Francis hotel, to our brewery there, currently headed up by Mike "Curly" White.

Old St. Francis Stairway to BreweryLooking closely at this photo to the right, you can just make out a man’s face, peering through the window at left from the side of a fermentation tank. Who is that guy? It’s Hugh O’Kane (1854–1930), namesake of our O’Kanes Pub.

Yes, but who was he? His story is remarkable, and includes references to boxing in South Africa, imprisonment in Cuba, wrestling in Arabia, owning a Kentucky Derby-winning horse, the KKK and more….

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Jul 24 2013

photo Now that the Edgefield Summer Concert Series is fully booked, any remaining dates in the upper amphitheater, otherwise known as the Fir Grove, are up for grabs!  What does this mean to you?  Well, if you've been waiting for the perfect time to book your company picnic, birthday or anniversary party - or even a close in wedding - the time is now.  Procrastination has paid off and you can reserve this stunning outdoor event space at a deep discount...some dates up to 50% off the usual food and beverage minimum.   

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